Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Caskey, C. Thomas
Location Baylor College of Medicine
Primary Field Medical Genetics, Hematology and Oncology
 Election Citation
Caskey advanced our knowledge of the mechanism for release of nascent proteins from ribosomes. He characterized the HPRT gene and identified mutations in patients with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Most recently, he has been a leader in describing a novel genetic mechanism for human disease--expansion of unstable trinucleotide repeats.
 Research Interests
Primary research areas are human genetics, the Human Genome Initiative, functional genetics, drug development, and vaccine development, particularly for the DNA adenovirus.

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