UC Irvine has been named a Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Research Center of Excellence for its achievements in research related to this childhood disease. “The research overseen by Drs. Anne Calof (pictured), Arthur Lander and Thomas Schilling has changed the landscape of what we know about CdLS,” said Liana Fresher, executive director of the Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation, which made the designation. “Their work brings new hope to the families and professionals who care for individuals affected by the syndrome.” UCI biologists helped discover the gene for the syndrome, a disabling, multisystem genetic disease that affects about one in 10,000 children.