United States

Dr Sherr studies the genetics of disorders
of brain development, including agenesis of the corpus callosum. In this process, he has identified several genes that are mechanistically linking these to autism. He also is member of a large epilepsy genetics consortium (http://www.epgp.org/epi4k/) in which he lead a team trying to understand the genetic causes of severe childhood epilepsies, such as infantile spasms. For his research, he was the 2006 recipient
of the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award from the Child
Neurology Society. He is a board-certified Child Neurologist and codirects the Comprehensive Center for Brain Development at UCSF. In this capacity, he cares for children with neurodevelopmental disorders,
including autism, intellectual disability and epilepsy. He is a native of California and completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Biology at Stanford University. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York and completed his clinical training in Pediatrics and Neurology at UCSF.