Chairman, Department of Genetics
Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC)
Dr. Brian Meyer is currently Chairman of the Department of Genetics in the Research Centre of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC). He is an Australian citizen and undertook his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Western Australia. He has worked at KFSHRC for 18 years studying primarily the genetic basis of recessive Mendelian diseases and has authored more than 100 related articles in peer reviewed journals. Results from many of these studies undertaken by scientists in the Department of Genetics have led to the development of molecular genetic testing specific to Arab populations. Dr. Meyer is one of the founding scientists of Saudi Diagnostic Laboratories and has introduced to the region cutting edge technologies in molecular diagnostics, carrier screening and preventative procedures such as prenatal testing. Prior to joining KFSHRC, Dr. Meyer was responsible for the Cytogenetics and Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratories in the hematology department at Royal Perth Hospital. During this time he was actively involved in transplantation and molecular oncology research and developed several monoclonal antibodies for research purposes. Currently his role involves oversight of the Saudi Human Genome Program, a Clinical Genomics initiative for implementation of Precision Medicine and a unique population based pre-marital screening program for the prevention of inherited diseases.
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