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.

In Memoriam: Frederick Andermann, MD

What Happens When It Goes Wrong? Using Human Genetics to Understand Human Brain Development and Evolution
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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!

Alissa D'Gama, MD, PhD matched at the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Congratulations! December 2019

Ellen DeGennaro's "Cerebellar Checkers" is a Harvard Brain Science Initiative 2019 Beauty of the Brain Image Contest winner! See also the colorful submissions of research assistants, Lariza Rento and Katherine Morillo. Congratulations to all! December 2019

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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
Ganesh Mochida, MD, PhD
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