Neurodevelopmental Disorders | CHOP Research Institute

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The Cristancho Lab is interested in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms driving long-term neurodevelopmental disabilities from acquired prenatal and perinatal brain injury. Our goal is to develop novel therapies that can be used throughout the lifespan to improve outcomes for children.

Dr. Gandal investigates the genetic contributions to typical human brain development and neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. His multidisciplinary research program integrates genetics with functional genomic profiling in the human brain, along with bioinformatics and computational biology.

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Dr. Stephenson is an attending pediatric neurologist and medical director of Operations and Outreach for the Division of Neurology at CHOP. She has special interest in neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and developmental delay.
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Dr. Saby uses electrophysiological techniques to characterize aspects of brain function and development in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' research aims to improve the immediate health and developmental trajectory of children.

The Neuromotor Performance Lab (NMPL) is a destination for innovative study and evaluation of motor performance in infants, children, and adolescents.

Research by Dr. Yerys focuses on the development of cognitive and neural mechanisms that support adaptive behavior in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

yerysb [at]