Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Division of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
McNair Scholar
McNair Medical Institute at The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
Associate Program Director, Basic Neuroscience Pathway
Department of Pediatrics
Child Neurology Residency Training Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Neurology
Internship at Baylor College of Medicine
MD from Baylor College of Medicine
PhD from Baylor College of Medicine
BS from University of Texas at Austin
Biochemistry, summa cum laude
BA from University of Texas at Austin
Plan II Honors in Liberal Arts, summa cum laude

Honors & Awards

2017 STAT Wunderkind Awardee
2017 CNS Outstanding Junior Member Award
2017 AAN Neurology Research Scholar
2017 CNCDP-K12 Scholar
2016 AAN Child Neurology Annual Meeting Scholarship
AAN Annual Meeting
Frontiers in Child Neurology
2016 AAN Women in Leadership Travel Award Scholarship
Breakthroughs in Neurology Conference
2015-2016 Chief Resident
2015-2016 Co-Chief Resident with Dr. Kim Houck for Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Program
2013 Journal of Child Neurology, Residents and Fellows section of the editorial board
2011 Top 10 Autism Research Findings of 2010
Chao et al. Nature, 2010
Drs. Benjamin and Margarie Mo Scholar
2009 Deborah K. Martin Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences
BRASS Scholar
Robert and Janice McNair Foundation MD/PhD Student Scholar
2010 BCM Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award
2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Outstanding Community BRASS Scholar
2014 Department of Pediatrics Award for Best Research Poster Presentation

Selected Publications


DP5 Early Independence Award - #1DP5OD026428-01
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
NIH Director's High Risk High Reward Awards Program
Career Award for Medical Scientists
Grant funding from Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Elterman Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation Award
Grant funding from Child Neurology Foundation
Child Neurology Career Development Program - K12
Grant funding from Kennedy Krieger Institute
Neurology Research Training Scholarship
Grant funding from American Academy of Neurology