Christopher Walsh is Chief of the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children's Hospital, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His lab focuses on the development, evolution, and function of the human cerebral cortex, and has identified genetic causes for more than twenty brain diseases of children, associated with autism, intellectual disability, seizures, and cerebral palsy. The work has been recognized by awards from the NINDS, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American Epilepsy Society and others. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
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