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Garry Richard Cutting, M.D.


Garry Richard Cutting, M.D.
Professor of Pediatric and Medicine
Aetna/U.S. Healthcare Professor of Medical Genetics
Director, Residency and Postdoctoral Training Program in Medical Genetics
Director, DNA Diagnostic Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21205


Garry Cutting


B.S., University of Connecticut; Major: Biology
M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  Research Interests

Dr. Garry Cutting’s laboratory is interested in the molecular biology and human genetics of ion channels disorders. Much of his current work is focused upon cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder caused by defects in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). Utilizing observations in patients with this disorder, the laboratory is investigating the structure/function relationships of CFTR, in particular, the regions of the protein involved in trafficking and localization of CFTR to the apical membranes of epithelial cells. The roles of the upstream and downstream components in the activation of CFTR are also being studied utilizing patients with defects in these components. To investigate the cause of variability among cystic fibrosis patients beyond variation in the disease-causing gene, the laboratory has developed and implemented a study of twins and siblings with cystic fibrosis. Utilizing the clinical information derived from related CF patients, the laboratory is dissecting the genetic and non-genetic components to traits that compose the CF phenotype. They are now focusing their efforts on three phenotypes that are substantially influenced by genetic factors; 1) severity of lung disease, 2) CF-related diabetes, and 3) neonatal intestinal obstruction. Genome wide approaches are being used to identify the specific genes contributing to variation in these traits.




1974 Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies
1982 Lange Book Award for Scholarship, Medical School Third Year Clinical Rotations

1983 Linda Ives Award, Basic Science Research in Pediatrics

1990 Merck Clinician Scientist Award

1992 Election to the Society for Pediatric Research

1995 Election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation


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