Former Fellow Awarded Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, a 1993 Klingenstein Neuroscience Fellow, has been awarded the 2022 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for identifying genetic mutations that underlie disorders affecting the cerebral cortex, including adverse sporadic and somatic cell mutations in the developing brain. Many of these discoveries came from one of Walsh’s key innovations to study recessive mutations in geographically isolated families. These mutations caused some forms of epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders. Learn more about Dr. Walsh’s prize here.

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