Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, is Bullard professor of pediatrics and neurology at Harvard Medical School, chief of the division of genetics and genomics at Boston Children's Hospital, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an associate member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Walsh’s research has focused on the development and function of the human cerebral cortex, pioneering the analysis of genetic diseases that affect the developing brain. He has discovered that some of these disease genes were important targets of the evolutionary processes that shaped the human brain. Dr. Walsh’s research has been recognized by research awards from the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Epilepsy Society, the American College of Medical Genetics, the Cajal Club and the Perl-Neuroscience Award from the University of North Carolina. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council since 2016.