Epilepsy Genetics Program
In addition to providing excellent and comprehensive multidisciplinary care to our patients, the Boston Children's Hospital Epilepsy Genetics Program is also actively involved in epilepsy genetics research.
Our main research initiatives are:
The Genetics of Epilepsy and Related Neurological Disorders, a long-term project to understand the genetics of epilepsy
- Currently focusing on malignant migrating partial epilepsy of infancy and other severe early-onset epilepsies, including infantile spasms, Ohtahara Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome.
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The Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project (EPGP), a phenotypic study of familial epilepsy and specific diagnoses
- Currently enrolling siblings or parent/child pairs with epilepsy, infantile spasms, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, polymicrogyria and bilateral periventricular nodular heterotopia
- Dr. Poduri’s work on inherited epilepsy syndromes, in collaboration with Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, Chief of Children's Division of Genetics; Columbia University; and the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation
If you are interested in learning more about our research, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-355-5254.