Can Ficicioglu, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist who is an expert in genetic disorders called inborn errors of metabolism, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to a statewide Rare Diseases Advisory Council.
Providing state-of–the-art, individualized clinical support to children and families undertaking genetic and genomic testing. Offering interpretative and educational support to clinicians pursuing this testing for their patients. Facilitating the use of this rich phenotypic and genomic information to advance the research mission at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The Ahrens-Nicklas lab combines translational studies in patients with molecular, biochemical, and electrophysiologic studies working with animal models to develop novel therapies for rare inherited pediatric disorders.