Dr. Beaudet received his M.D. degree from Yale, did pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins, and was research associate at the National Institutes of Health before joining Baylor College of Medicine where he has remained to the present. Dr. Beaudet has made diverse contributions in the field of mammalian genetics and publishing over 250 original research articles. He has studied Angelman syndrome for many years, and his lab and the Wagstaff lab independently identified the Angelman gene as UBE3A in 1997. Dr. Beaudet is currently the Henry and Emma Distinguished Service Professor and Chair in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.