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.
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!
Ellen DeGennaro’s “Brains and Brawn: Building a Neuronal Network” is a winner of The Koch Institute Image Awards, recognizing extraordinary visuals produced by biomedical research at MIT, or (in this case) by MIT graduate students. Congratulations Ellen! March 2020
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.