Faculty members

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Dr. Christian Schaaf is a clinical geneticist dedicated to understanding the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. His research focuses on translating the understanding of the underlying cause into novel therapeutic strategies for some of these devastating conditions.

Research Breakthroughs

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Meetings and Events

  • First SYNGAP1 International Conference/image description
    November 30 - Dec 1st, 2016, Texas Children's Hospital, Pavilion for Women's, 4th Floor Conference room, Houston TX
    The First SYNGAP International Meeting will bring together stakeholders that include patient families, researchers, and clinicians interested in the rare neurological disorder caused by SYNGAP1 mutations.

About NRI

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital (NRI) opened in December 2010. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients facing devastating neurological disorders, the NRI is a basic research institute committed to understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases with the ultimate goal of developing treatments.