Professor David Amor is the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Developmental Medicine at University of Melbourne and Group Leader of the Neurodisability and Rehabilitation Group at Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). He completed his specialist training in paediatrics and clinical genetics in 2000 before undertaking PhD studies in chromosome biology in the laboratory of Professor Andy Choo. Since 2005 he has worked as a consultant clinical geneticist and research Group Leader at MCRI, and from 2009-2016 was Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services. In 2011 he was appointed a Founding Fellow of the RCPA Faculty of Science.
Professor Amor has made enormous research contributions in the field of human genetic disease, focusing on identifying genes for rare genetic diseases, genetics of intellectual disability, chromosome disorders, reproductive genetics and translation of genetic testing technologies. In 2018 he co-authored the standard reference text Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling (Gardner Amor, 2018, Oxford Uni Press).
Along with other members of Mercy Perinatal, he is a chief investigator on the NHMRC-funded Prenatal Microarray (PaLM) cohort study, which aims to understand the childhood outcomes after a prenatal diagnosis of a chromosome condition.