Lucas Kempf

Medical Officer for the Rare Disease OND

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Dr. Lucas Kempf is a medical officer for the Rare Disease program in the OND immediate office since 2016.
Prior to joining FDA in 2012, Lucas spent 8 years at NIH with a focus on translational neuroscience research,
working to understand the genetics of neuropsychiatric disease and developing translational approaches
and therapeutics for these disorders. Lucas was trained at UC-Berkeley in molecular biology and genetics,
received his MD degree from the University of Kansas, and did his post-graduate training in psychiatry at
Georgetown and Johns Hopkins before moving to the NIH for fellowship.