Epigenetics; Kabuki syndrome; Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome; Mendelian Disorders of the Histone Machinery
Dr. Hans Tomas Bjornsson is an assistant professor of pediatrics and genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include clinical genetics and pediatrics.
He is a faculty member in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. Dr. Bjornsson serves as the director of the Epigenetic and Chromatin Clinic and assistant program director of Clinical Genetics.
He earned his M.D. from the University of Iceland and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. He completed a combined pediatrics and medical genetics residency program at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Bjornsson’s research focuses on exploring the epigenomic impact of various Mendelian disorders of the epigenetic machinery. He is also interested in epigenetic-based therapeutic development with focus on developing therapies for Mendelian disorders of the histone machinery and imprinting disorders.
Dr. Bjornsson serves on the faculty of the Medical Scientist Training/MD-PhD Program. In 2013, he receive an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health, a prestigious grant that gives promising junior scientists the opportunity to skip traditional post-doctoral training and move directly into independent research roles. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Human Genetics.