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Brain Mutations Guarantee Our Individuality
The Wall Street Journal, February 2016

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD is awarded 16th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
UNC School of Medicine, UNC Neuroscience Center, February 2016

UNC School of Medicine awards Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD with the Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
Harvard Medical School News, Awards and Recognitions, February 2016

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD
HHMI Investigator Profile, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Development of the Human Cerebral Cortex
Research Abstract, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Brain Tissue Reveals More Genetic Clues to Autism
Autism Science Foundation Blog, December 2015

Gilad Evrony, Meet the Innovators Under 35
EmTech, MIT Technology Review, November 2015

Study Examines Scale of Gene Mutations in Human Neurons
HHMI News, October 2015

The Surprising Genealogy of Your Brain
The Atlantic, October 2015

DNA diversity in the brain: Somatic mutations reveal a neuron’s history
Vector, Boston Children's Hospital, October 2015

A Natural History of Neurons
Harvard Medical School News, October 2015

Brain cells’ DNA differs:  Mutations give unique genetic makeup to neighboring neurons
ScienceNews, October 2015
Divya Jayaraman, PhD
, successfully defended her thesis, titled: "The role of centriole biogenesis in control of brain size", in the HMS Program in Neuroscience. Congratulations! June 2015

Harvard Medical School Class of 2015 Graduation! We are thrilled to share that two PhD graduates of the Walsh Lab, Drs. Jenny Yang and Gilad Evrony, recently received their MDs. For their excellence in research and scholarship, Dr.Yang was also awarded the 2015 James Tolbert Shipley Prize and Dr. Evrony was awarded the 2015 Dr. Sirgay Sanger Award. Congratulations! May 2015 

Peter Wang, PhD successfully defended his thesis, titled "Progenitor Cell Diversity and Function in the Developing Cerebral Cortex", in the HMS PhD Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations! April 2015

Sensitive sequencing methods pinpoint mosaic mutations
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, September 2014

"Deep sequencing" finds hidden causes of brain disorders

Vector, Boston Children's Hospital, September 2014

Gene Technique Identifies Hidden Causes of Brain Malformation
HHMI News, August 2014

"Doublecortin Orchestrates Microtubule Dynamics during Development," by Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
Selected as Neuron's most influential paper of 1999

Neuron, January 2014 

Medicine in the Genomic Era
2013 HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science, December 2013

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD: Newly elected member of the Institute of Medicine

Institute of Medicine, October 2013

Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program (GCSRT) 
A research training program for clinician-scientists worldwide, March 2013

Inherited autism mutations found via genomic sequencing in Mideast families
Boston Children's Hospital Vector Blog, January 2013

Girl named Grace a gift to family, science
Boston Globe, May 2012

Saving Grace: Microcephaly Research at Children's Hospital Boston

Boston Children's Hospital, July 2011

Nourishing Neural Stem Cells
HHMI Bulletin, May 2011

Cerebral Spinal Fluid Guides Stem Cell Development in the Brain
HHMI Research News, March 2011

What Darwin Never Knew
PBS: Nova Special, Aired December 29, 2009

Scientists Identify New Genetic Culprit for Intellectual Disability
HHMI News, December 11, 2009

Stimulus Grants GO for High-impact Science
Focus, November 6, 2009

Mental Activity May Affect Autism-Linked Genes
Washington Post, July 11, 2008

Researchers Identify Autism Genes
Harvard Magazine, July 11, 2008

New clues to Autism's cause
Time Magazine, July 10, 2008

Autism Genes Unlock Disorder's Mystery
ABC News, July 10, 2008

Rare Brain Disorders Hold Clues to Normal Development, Evolution
The Dana Foundation

Christopher Walsh: Solving mysteries of the mind in the Middle East
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, May 13, 2008

From the Mouths of Patients
HHMI Bulletin, May 2007

Walsh named Chief of Genetics
Children's News online, November 2005

The Infinite Mind Broadcast on Genes and the Brain, September 15, 2004

In Gray Matter's Gray Zone: Mutations Show Brain's Growth
New York Times, April 20, 2004.

Discovery of new gene sheds light on human brain development
News-Medical.net, March 2004.

Evolution of Gene Related to Brain's Growth Is Detailed
New York Times, January 14, 2004.

Genes Found That Regulate Brain Size
Harvard Science, October 10, 2002

Genes Found That Regulate Brain Size: One Increases, the Other Decreases
Harvard Gazette, October 2002.

Brain Size Is Linked to a Gene
New York Times, September 24, 2002.

Sizing Up the Brain
Science News Online, November 2002

Chris Walsh Profile
Nature Medicine, Volume 8, Number 7 - July 2002.

Filamin1 Gene Needed for Nerve Migration in Developing Brain
Focus - January 8th, 1999

The Genes of 1998- PAK3 gene for nonsyndromic mental retardation
Discover Magazine, 1998.

Notebook: Good Thinking
The Scientist - September 14th, 1998.

Finding Mental Retardation Gene Supports New View of Learning and Memory
Focus - September 4th, 1998.

Climbing Through the Brain
Discover - August 1998.

Epilepsy Genes Reveal Brain-Cell Migration
Harvard University Gazette - April 24th, 1997.

Epilepsy: Genes May Build the Road to Treatment
Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Newsletter - On the Brain - Winter 1997.

X Marks The Spots
Scientific American - May 1996.

A Brain Cell Surprise: Genes Don't Set Function
New York Times - January 28th, 1992.

Cell Milieu Directs Cortex Development
Focus - January 23rd, 1992.
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