Jozef Lazar

Contact Info

Phone: 256-327-9554
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Jozef Lazar, MD, PhD

PhD in Physiology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Jozef Lazar, MD, PhD, joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a faculty investigator in 2015. Lazar earned his MD from the Medical School of Comenius University in Martin and PhD from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in genetics and biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. After joining the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 2002, Lazar found a new passion in the area of genetic dissection of complex diseases such as kidney failure, hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus, skin cancer and myocardial ischemia using genetically modified animal models. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in top scientific journals including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Endocrinology and Genome Research.

Recent News

August 1, 2016
Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is hosting a book discussion for “One in a Billion: the Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine,” a compelling read that details the diagnostic odyssey ...
July 26, 2016
Four HudsonAlpha researchers are attending an Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN) steering committee meeting today and tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Howard Jacob, PhD, executive vice president for medical genomics; faculty investiga...
February 4, 2016
Changes to male genetic code may contribute to cardiovascular disease The Y chromosome – the male genetic code – performs a broader function than testes development and may even impact cardiovascular disease, according to rese...


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