Professor of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Victor Faundez is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Emory University School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. at the Catholic University, Santiago, Chile to then perform post-doctoral studies as a Fogarty-NIH fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California San Francisco. He joined Emory University in 2000. His research interest resides in the mechanisms of rare neurological childhood disorders using proteomics approaches in mouse models of Rett syndrome and other rare childhood neurological disorders, such as 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome and CDKL5 deficiency disorder. In addition to his research, Dr. Faundez has been an active member of the Emory community participating in key educational and service activities. His teaching has been recognized twice with the School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award, twice awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Society Excellence in Teaching Award, he is a recipient of the Graduates in Neuroscience Faculty of the Year Award.