Kaiser Permanente Center for Integrated Health Care Research
Rob Hufnagel is dedicated to understanding mechanisms of human genome variation that cause blindness and other diseases in children. He uses a translational approach combining clinical molecular approaches and developmental biology to improve diagnosis and establish gene:disease and genotype:phenotype relationships. After receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), he completed his Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, followed by fellowships in Clinical Ophthalmic Genetics at the National Eye Institute (NEI/NIH) and Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI/NIH). He is currently a Senior Investigator in the Center for Integrated Health Care Research at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. He loves spending time with his family and their dog, Helix.