Return to list Annapurna Poduri, M.D., MPH

Investigator

Annapurna Poduri, M.D., MPH

Title

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Department

Neurology

Address

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone

617-355-5254

Email

Annapurna.Poduri@childrens.harvard.edu

URL

http://www.childrenshospital.org/researchers/annapurna-poduri

Biography

I am a clinician-scientist focused on understanding the genetic causes of human epilepsy with a long-term goal of creating models of human epilepsy and developing novel therapies. I serve on the faculty of Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurology and direct the Department’s Programs in Neurogenetics and Epilepsy Genetics. It was through my rich clinical training that I developed research hypotheses that I pursued in the laboratory of Christopher A. Walsh. My research spans a genetic spectrum from inherited to de novo genetic epilepsy, including epilepsy due to de novo somatic mutations in brain malformations.

 

Research

Identification and Molecular Characterization of Somatic Mutations in Malformations of Cortical Development - R01 NS094596
Zebrafish Models of PCDH19-Related Pediatric Epilepsy - Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Scholar Award