Positions

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

BA from Johns Hopkins University
Biology
MD from University Of Texas Southwestern
PhD from University Of Texas Southwestern
Genetics and Development
Residency at Baylor College Of Medicine
Pediatrics
Residency at Baylor College Of Medicine
Child Neurology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of California San Francisco
Neurogenetics

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry ad Neurology
Board certification in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Texas Medical Board

Honors & Awards

Chao Physician-Scientist Award
Director, Medical Advisory Board
Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award

Professional Statement

In the next 20 years, we will discovery individualized therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders. This is the mission statement of my lab. We are using a spectrum of approaches to achieve this goal, from cell-based screens to mouse models of disease to neurons derived from in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). My ultimate goal is to translate the findings from the lab back to the clinic to improve quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Selected Publications

Memberships

Child Neurology Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Pediatrics

Funding

RESCUING MOTOR DEFICITS IN SHANK3 RELATED DISORDERS
Grant funding from NIH
Clinical Scientist Development Award
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Autism Idea Award
Grant funding from Department of Defense

Professional Development

Co-organizer
Sponsor: Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation