Return to list Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD


Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics



Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115



I am a physician-scientist and trained pediatrician, clinical and biochemical geneticist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. I am involved in different teaching efforts for undergraduate and graduate students in molecular genetics and biology as well as for medical students, residents and fellows. At Boston Children’s Hospital I am intimately involved in efforts to translate research findings from the bench to clinic with a focus on translational medicine. My research is focused on phenotyping complex patients using digital tools including facial recognition software, identification of novel molecular causes for genetic conditions resulting in intellectual disability and developing novel therapeutic approaches for conditions with central nervous system involvement. I have been involved in the identification and functional characterization of genes responsible for Noonan syndrome and led the efforts for identification of a new class of disorders involving kinetochore assembly leading to microcephaly, short stature and intellectual disability.

Messenger RNA based therapeutics as a novel curative approach for disorders of neurodegeneration the example of Niemann Pick type C - Moderna Inc