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Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD

Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Contact Info

Christopher Walsh
Boston Children's Hospital
Division of Genetics

Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: CLS 14047
Phone: 617-919-2923


Caroleen Smiley
Sr. Administrative Associate
Division of Genetics and Genomics
Boston Children's Hospital
CLS 15064
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-919-2923
Fax: 617-919-2010

DF/HCC Program Affiliation


Research Abstract

Our lab is interested in fundamental mechanisms governing development of the cerebral cortex. We are interested in genes that control neuronal proliferation and cell fate selection, and are using positional cloning to identify genes that when mutated cause the human cerebral cortex to be too large or too small. Abnormalities of some of these genes are likely to be quite relevant to human neural tumors. We are also interested in genes that regulate neuronal migration, which provides a genetic system for analyzing cell migration in general.


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