Lawrence Brody

Lawrence C. Brody, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Genomics and Society; Senior Investigator, Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch; Head, Molecular Pathogensis Section National Human Genome Research Institute

Dr. Lawrence Brody is a Senior Investigator in the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. He studied biology with an emphasis on genetics as an undergraduate at Penn State University. He received his PhD in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University in 1991.  He then held postdoctoral appointments at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan. From 2010 to 2014 he served as the Chief of NHGRI’s Genome Technology Branch. In 2013 he was named Director of the Division or Genomics and Society one of NHGRI three extramural divisions.  Dr. Brody also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for NIH’s Center for Inherited Disease Research, a high throughput genotyping and sequencing center that serves 12 of NIH’s 27 institutes.

Dr. Brody’s lab investigates the genetics of cancer, metabolism, birth defects and the use application of genetics to clinical care. As head of GTB’s Molecular Pathogenesis section, he is interested in using multidisciplinary approaches to understand how inherited variations lead to perturbations in normal metabolic pathways and cause disorders such as cancer and birth defects.