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Garry R. Cutting, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

Dr. Garry R. Cutting is the Aetna/U.S. Healthcare Professor of Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cutting’s primary research interest is in the molecular genetics of cystic fibrosis and more recently elucidating modifier genes underlying variation in the severity of cystic fibrosis.  He is also the Director of the CFTR2 project, a worldwide collection of genotype and phenotype data on over 40,000 patients with cystic fibrosis.

Dr. Cutting’s clinical and educational activities are focused on laboratory diagnostics.  He is the Director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory and Director of the Clinical Genetics Laboratory Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Cutting facilitates translation of bench top discoveries at Hopkins to clinical application as the Director of the Genetic Translational Technology Core at Hopkins. He is the recipient of the Paul di Sant’Agnese Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a MERIT award from the NIH and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles.

Research Interests

  • Molecular genetics of cystic fibrosis
  • The role of CFTR genotypes in phenotypes that overlap with CF
  • Identifying genetic variants that contribute to chronic lung disease
  • Determining the biological role of the CFTR protein
  • Structure/function analysis of chloride channels expressed in epithelial tissues and retinal neurons
  • Genetic and environmental factors underlying variation of the CF phenotype