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Christopher Walsh is Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Genetics at Boston Children's Hospital, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Dr. Walsh completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Chicago. After a neurology residency and chief residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed a fellowship in genetics at Harvard Medical School. He joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 1993, and has held the Bullard Professorship since 1999. He is formerly Director of the Harvard-MIT combined MD-PhD training program. Dr. Walsh’s research has focused on the development, evolution, and function of the cerebral cortex, the part of our brain responsible for our highest cognitive abilities. He has pioneered the analysis of human genetic diseases that disrupt the cerebral cortex, including autism, intellectual disability, seizures, and cerebral palsy, identifying genetic causes for more than a dozen brain diseases of children. His research entails worldwide collaborations with physicians and families, especially focusing on countries of the Persian Gulf region, where he has active collaborations in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
Among his awards are a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Dreifuss-Penry Award Epilepsy Research Award from the American Academy of Neurology, the Derek Denny-Brown Award and the Jacoby Award from the American Neurological Association, the Research Award from the American Epilepsy Society, and the Wilder Penfield Award from the Middle Eastern Medical Assembly. He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association, the American Association of Physicians, and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
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