Jessica Albert, PhD

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Assistant Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

Kennedy Krieger Institute
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Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2782

Dr. Jessica Albert is the assistant director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a research associate in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Albert received her bachelor's of science from University of Maryland, College Park in 2007, and her doctorate in Molecular Medicine from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2012. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship and clinical fellowship in biochemical genetics at The National Institutes of Health in 2014, and completed a clinical fellowship in molecular genetics in 2016. In 2015, Dr. Albert became board certified in biochemical genetics. She has been with the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 2014. Dr. Albert is a member of the Society For Inherited Metabolic Disorders.

Research Summary: 

Dr. Albert’s interests focus on the diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism and clinical research related to these disorders. One area of interest involves disorders of cholesterol biosynthesis including Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, Desmosterolosis, and X-Linked Dominant Conradi Hünermann Syndrome. Another area of interest includes metabolism of citric acid cycle intermediates and how disturbances in the cycle lead to mitochondrial disease.

Research Publications:

Albert JS, Bhattacharyya N, Wolfe LA, Bone WP, Maduro V, Accardi J, Adams DR, Schwartz CE, Norris J, Wood T, Gafni RI, Collins MT, Tosi LL, Markello TC, Gahl WA, Boerkoel CF (2015). Impaired osteoblast and osteoclast function characterize the osteoporosis of Snyder - Robinson syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 10, 27. Abstract
Albert JS, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Horenstein RB, Pollin TI, Sreenivasan UT, Chai S, Blaner WS, Snitker S, O'Connell JR, Gong DW, Breyer RJ 3rd, Ryan AS, McLenithan JC, Shuldiner AR, Sztalryd C, Damcott CM (2014). Null mutation in hormone-sensitive lipase gene and risk of type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 370(24), 2307-15. Abstract
Albert J, Schwartz CE, Boerkoel CF, Stevenson RE, Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Wallace SE, Amemiya A, Bean LJH, Bird TD, Fong CT, Mefford HC, Smith RJH, Stephens K (2000). Snyder-Robinson Syndrome . , . Abstract

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