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Investigator

Phillip Pearl, MD

Title

William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Department

Neurology

Address

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

Email

Phillip.Pearl@childrens.harvard.edu

URL

http://www.childrenshospital.org/researchers/phillip-pearl

Biography

Dr. Pearl's research focus is metabolic epilepsy and the pediatric neurotransmitter disorders, specifically disorders of GABA metabolism. Over the past 15 years, he has studied succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency, in collaboration with K. Michael Gibson, PhD, who developed the mouse model. He has maintained a longitudinal natural history database of the condition and have reported on the clinical, imaging, and neurophysiologic features of the disorder.

Research
Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency Association