Linda Richards is the Edison Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine. She is currently also a Professor of Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and in 2019, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to medical research and education in the field of developmental neurobiology and to community engagement in science. She has made important discoveries in how the corpus callosum forms during fetal life and in understanding the causes of corpus callosum disorders.