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.

Landmarks of human embryonic development inscribed in somatic mutations.

A recurrent, homozygous EMC10 frameshift variant is associated with a syndrome of developmental delay with variable seizures and dysmorphic features.
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Our research is currently highlighted in various media such as The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. Check out what our current and former lab members are up to here!

Eduardo Maury, an MD/PhD student and member of the Walsh lab has been awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31). The award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. Congrats Eduardo!
March 2020

Alisa Mo, current postdoctoral fellow in the Walsh Lab received the R25 research training award from the NIH/NINDS. The award is to support residents develop skills and training to foster careers as physician-scientists.
Congratulations Alisa! February 2021

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How did the human brain evolve? What genetic changes have made it so unique? Tackling these questions with our colleagues at the Allen Discovery Center will shed light on human nature and disease.

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