Developmental disorders of the human brain can cause epilepsy, intellectual disability and/or autism. We study the genetics and molecular biology of the developing cerebral cortex, the brain's largest structure, to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of human neurological disease.
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Our research achievements are peer-reviewed and published in collaboration with other scientists and clinicians around the world.

Cerebral cortical neurons diversity and development at single-cell resolution

Mutations in Human Accelerated Regions Disrupt Cognition and Social Behavior
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The generous participation of many families makes our research possible. Their involvement helps us better understand disorders of the human brain and leads us to gene discovery, a key step toward improving clinical care.

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The Brain Development and Genetics Clinic offers consultation for children with developmental brain disorders and their families. Our physicians will review brain MRIs and medical history to help provide the best diagnosis and management options available.

Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH
Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
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