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Lisa Kratz, Ph.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2782
Dr. Lisa Kratz is the director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a research associate in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Kratz received her bachelor's of arts from Western Maryland College in 1985, and her doctorate in human genetics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1989. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in biochemical genetics at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1991, and was the assistant director of the biochemical diseases detection laboratory at Yale University from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Dr. Kratz became board certified in biochemical genetics. She has been with the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 1993. Dr. Kratz is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Society For Inherited Metabolic Disorders.
Dr. Kratz's interests focus on the diagnosis of certain 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, X-Linked Dominant Conradi Hünermann Syndrome, and CHILD sequence . Other areas of interest include disorders of creatine synthesis and transport, Barth syndrome, and Mevalonate Kinase deficiency.