Timothy Hefferon, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Tim Hefferon is originally from upstate New York (Poughkeepsie). He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia in 1991 and went on to receive his PhD in Human Genetics from John Hopkins University in 2004. Since then Tim has been a postdoctoral fellow in the National Human Genome Research Institute in the laboratory of Eric Green, MD, and PhD.
Tim has spent many years working in lab and is interested in comparative genomics – that is, comparing the genomes of other species to learn more about the human genome and how it has evolved. He is also interested in bioethics. Tim´s specific interest in PXE is finding difficult mutations.
Webinar "Genetics of PXE" (November 2010)
Presentation at the 2010 Biennial Conference and Prior: "Genetics of PXE"
Areas of Interest
L. Bercovitch, L. Martin, N. Chassaing, T.W. Heffron, D. Bessis, O. Vanakker, S.F. Terry. Acquired pseudoxanthoma elasticum presenting after liver transplantation. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 May;64(5):873-8. Free article in PubMed.