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Cynthia Morton

Cynthia Morton

Professor, Broad Institute
Cynthia Casson Morton received her B.S. (Biology) from the College of William and Mary and Ph.D. (Human Genetics) from the Medical College of Virginia. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratories of David Kurnit, M.D., Ph.D. (Boston Children's Hospital) and Philip Leder, M.D. (Harvard Medical School). She is the William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Kenneth J. Ryan, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Cytogenetics and Past Director of the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an Institute Member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Morton is Chair in Auditory Genetics at the University of Manchester, UK.
Dr. Morton is a past member of the ABMGG Board of Directors and is certified in Ph.D. Medical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics. She was Chair of the Molecular Genetic Pathology Policy and Exam Committees of the ABMGG and the American Board of Pathology. She served as Member and Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH/NIDCD, Member and Chair of the Board of Regents of the NLM, Member and Chair of the Veteran's Administration Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee and Member of the NIH/NDCD Advisory Council. Dr. Morton is currently a member of the Counsel of Scientific Trustees of Hearing Health Foundation. Dr. Morton was a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Human Genetics and served as the 2014 President. She completed as Editor of The American Journal of Human Genetics and is currently Editor of Human Genetics. Dr. Morton is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is an elected committee member of the International System in Human Cytogenomics Nomenclature (ISCN) and recipient of the Distinguished Cytogeneticist Award.