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Jacqueline T. Hecht

Professor and Division Head
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Health Science Center
United States of America


Dr. Jacqueline T. Hecht has graduated from University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, during the period of 1988. Currently, she is working as Professor and Division Head in University of Texas Medical School.

Research Interest

Gene discovery in cleft lip and palate, Role of mutant cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (MT-COMP) in pseudochondroplasia.


  • Leslie EJ, Carlson JC, Shaffer JR, Butali A, Buxó CJ, Castilla EE, et al. Genome-wide meta-analyses of nonsyndromic orofacial clefts identify novel associations between FOXE1 and all orofacial clefts, and TP63 and cleft lip with or without cleft palate. Human Genetics [Internet]. Springer Nature; 2017 Jan 4;136(3):275–86.

  • Posey KL, Coustry F, Veerisetty AC, Hossain M, Gattis D, Booten S, et al. Antisense Reduction of Mutant COMP Reduces Growth Plate Chondrocyte Pathology. Molecular Therapy [Internet]. Elsevier BV; 2017 Mar;25(3):705–14.

  • Posey KL, Hecht JT. Novel therapeutic interventions for pseudoachondroplasia. Bone [Internet]. Elsevier BV; 2017 Sep;102:60–8.

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