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Oral History Collection

Maximilian Muenke

Max Muenke, M.D. joined the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Division of Intramural Research in 1997 as head of the Human Development Section and has been chief of the Medical Genetics Branch since 2000. Chronicling his career through 2016, this oral history follows Dr. Muenke from his childhood year in a hospital with polio, to his work in pediatrics and genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, to his most recent work in identifying the genetic variants that make people more susceptible for developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).