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Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD

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

Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Chief of Genetics, Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Contact Info

Christopher Walsh
Boston Children's Hospital
Division of Genetics

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


Sally Kelley
Administrative Assistant
Division of Genetics
Boston Children's Hospital
CLS 14047
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-919-2923

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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