Bullard Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Harvard University, School of Medicine
Jan. 29, 2007
Dr. Walsh is an alumnus of Bucknell University (’78). Since leaving Bucknell, Dr. Walsh has become an internationally-recognized leader in the study of genetic bases of brain development and developmental disabilities, such as autism and various forms of mental retardation. Dr. Walsh is interested in fundamental mechanisms governing development of the cerebral cortex. The cortex is the largest structure in the brain, essential for the intellectual functions that we humans pride ourselves on. Whereas the cortex is complex, it provides several advantages as a genetic system for studying neuronal development.
Dr. Walsh is engaged in genetics research, looking for genes involved in brain development, and basic science research, understanding how the proteins involved in brain development function.
The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 27 most recent pages you have visited in Bucknell.edu. If you want to remember a specific page forever click the pin in the top right corner and we will be sure not to replace it. Close this message.