Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD

Mar 18, 2021

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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“One brain, many genomes: somatic mutation and genomic diversity in the human brain from development to degeneration”

Dr. Christopher Walsh will present a seminar at 4:00pm via Zoom. Dr. Walsh is the Bullard Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Genetics at Children's Hospital Boston and an Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 

Developmental disorders of the human brain can cause epilepsy, intellectual disability and/or autism. Dr. Walsh studies the genetics and molecular biology of the developing cerebral cortex, the brain's largest structure, to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of human neurological disease.

Zoom link:  https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99431361215    Please contact Sonya Housholder for the passcode. 

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program.

The Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture Series features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas. Most lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to the public all University faculty, staff and students. The schedule of current speakers can be found on our website.

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