Dr. Webb awarded Gerard B. Odell Award

Dr. Bryn Webb, recipient of the 2024 Gerard B. Odell Award.
Dr. Bryn Webb, recipient of the 2024 Gerard B. Odell Award.

This year’s Gerard B. Odell Award winner is Bryn Webb, MD, associate professor, Division of Genetics and Metabolism. She is also associated as core faculty with the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine.

Webb’s research group is focused on better understanding the genetics and pathophysiology of rare Mendelian disorders. She has a particular interest in undiagnosed rare disease, Moebius syndrome and related facial weakness conditions, and mitochondrial disorders. She has been principally involved in identifying the genetic etiology of nine novel disorders and has assisted with the identification of additional syndromes. Her research group also models human disease using cellular and animal models.

Webb was nominated for the Odell Award by Ellen Wald, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Wald described Webb as a “physician-scientist and NIH-funded investigator with an outstanding track record of success studying rare genetic diseases.

Full article available from the Department of Pediatrics.

Photo by Bob Gordon/Department of Pediatrics