Ganeshwaran Mochida MD

Ganeshwaran Mochida, MD

Division of Genetics and Genomics

    Medical Services

    Specialties

    • Neurology
    • microcephaly

    Departments

    • Medicine
    • Genetics and Genomics

    Languages

    • English
    • Japanese
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    Experience and Education

    Education

    Residency

    Massachusetts General Hospital,

    Boston, MA

    Fellowship

    Massachusetts General Hospital,

    Boston, MA

    Certifications

    • Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology

    Publications

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    1. Ouyang Q, Nakayama T, Baytas O, Davidson SM, Yang C, Schmidt M, Lizarraga SB, Mishra S, Ei-Quessny M, Niaz S, Gul Butt M, Imran Murtaza S, Javed A, Chaudhry HR, Vaughan DJ, Hill RS, Partlow JN, Yoo SY, Lam AT, Nasir R, Al-Saffar M, Barkovich AJ, Schwede M, Nagpal S, Rajab A, DeBerardinis RJ, Housman DE, Mochida GH, Morrow EM. Mutations in mitochondrial enzyme GPT2 cause metabolic dysfunction and neurological disease with developmental and progressive features. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Sep 20; 113(38):E5598-607.
    2. Willoughby BL, Favero M, Mochida GH, Braaten EB. Neuropsychological function in a child with 18p deletion syndrome: a case report. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2014 Sep; 27(3):160-5.
    3. Sahai I, Mochida GH, Grabowski EF, Caruso PA. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 27-2014. A 10-month-old boy with microcephaly and episodic cyanosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 28; 371(9):847-58.
    4. Mochida GH, Chugani H. Studying rare genetic disorders in child neurology--the need for an international network of collaboration. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 May; 56(5):412.
    5. Zhang X, Ling J, Barcia G, Jing L, Wu J, Barry BJ, Mochida GH, Hill RS, Weimer JM, Stein Q, Poduri A, Partlow JN, Ville D, Dulac O, Yu TW, Lam AT, Servattalab S, Rodriguez J, Boddaert N, Munnich A, Colleaux L, Zon LI, Söll D, Walsh CA, Nabbout R. Mutations in QARS, encoding glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase, cause progressive microcephaly, cerebral-cerebellar atrophy, and intractable seizures. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Apr 3; 94(4):547-58.
    6. Reiff RE, Ali BR, Baron B, Yu TW, Ben-Salem S, Coulter ME, Schubert CR, Hill RS, Akawi NA, Al-Younes B, Kaya N, Evrony GD, Al-Saffar M, Felie JM, Partlow JN, Sunu CM, Schembri-Wismayer P, Alkuraya FS, Meyer BF, Walsh CA, Al-Gazali L, Mochida GH. METTL23, a transcriptional partner of GABPA, is essential for human cognition. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jul 1; 23(13):3456-66.
    7. Adachi Y, Mochida G, Walsh C, Barkovich J. Posterior fossa in primary microcephaly: relationships between forebrain and mid-hindbrain size in 110 patients. Neuropediatrics. 2014 Apr; 45(2):93-101.
    8. Akawi NA, Canpolat FE, White SM, Quilis-Esquerra J, Morales Sanchez M, Gamundi MJ, Mochida GH, Walsh CA, Ali BR, Al-Gazali L. Delineation of the clinical, molecular and cellular aspects of novel JAM3 mutations underlying the autosomal recessive hemorrhagic destruction of the brain, subependymal calcification, and congenital cataracts. Hum Mutat. 2013 Mar; 34(3):498-505.
    9. Yu TW, Chahrour MH, Coulter ME, Jiralerspong S, Okamura-Ikeda K, Ataman B, Schmitz-Abe K, Harmin DA, Adli M, Malik AN, D'Gama AM, Lim ET, Sanders SJ, Mochida GH, Partlow JN, Sunu CM, Felie JM, Rodriguez J, Nasir RH, Ware J, Joseph RM, Hill RS, Kwan BY, Al-Saffar M, Mukaddes NM, Hashmi A, Balkhy S, Gascon GG, Hisama FM, LeClair E, Poduri A, Oner O, Al-Saad S, Al-Awadi SA, Bastaki L, Ben-Omran T, Teebi AS, Al-Gazali L, Eapen V, Stevens CR, Rappaport L, Gabriel SB, Markianos K, State MW, Greenberg ME, Taniguchi H, Braverman NE, Morrow EM, Walsh CA. Using whole-exome sequencing to identify inherited causes of autism. Neuron. 2013 Jan 23; 77(2):259-73.
    10. Mochida GH, Ganesh VS, Felie JM, Gleason D, Hill RS, Clapham KR, Rakiec D, Tan WH, Akawi N, Al-Saffar M, Partlow JN, Tinschert S, Barkovich AJ, Ali B, Al-Gazali L, Walsh CA. A homozygous mutation in the tight-junction protein JAM3 causes hemorrhagic destruction of the brain, subependymal calcification, and congenital cataracts. Am J Hum Genet. 2010 Dec 10; 87(6):882-9.
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    12. Mochida GH. [Molecular genetics of lissencephaly and microcephaly]. Brain Nerve. 2008 Apr; 60(4):437-44.
    13. Shen J, Eyaid W, Mochida GH, Al-Moayyad F, Bodell A, Woods CG, Walsh CA. ASPM mutations identified in patients with primary microcephaly and seizures. J Med Genet. 2005 Sep; 42(9):725-9.
    14. Kouprina N, Pavlicek A, Collins NK, Nakano M, Noskov VN, Ohzeki J, Mochida GH, Risinger JI, Goldsmith P, Gunsior M, Solomon G, Gersch W, Kim JH, Barrett JC, Walsh CA, Jurka J, Masumoto H, Larionov V. The microcephaly ASPM gene is expressed in proliferating tissues and encodes for a mitotic spindle protein. Hum Mol Genet. 2005 Aug 1; 14(15):2155-65.
    15. Mochida GH. Cortical malformation and pediatric epilepsy: a molecular genetic approach. J Child Neurol. 2005 Apr; 20(4):300-3.
    16. Mochida GH, Rajab A, Eyaid W, Lu A, Al-Nouri D, Kosaki K, Noruzinia M, Sarda P, Ishihara J, Bodell A, Apse K, Walsh CA. Broader geographical spectrum of Cohen syndrome due to COH1 mutations. J Med Genet. 2004 Jun; 41(6):e87.
    17. Mochida GH, Walsh CA. Genetic basis of developmental malformations of the cerebral cortex. Arch Neurol. 2004 May; 61(5):637-40.
    18. Kouprina N, Pavlicek A, Mochida GH, Solomon G, Gersch W, Yoon YH, Collura R, Ruvolo M, Barrett JC, Woods CG, Walsh CA, Jurka J, Larionov V. Accelerated evolution of the ASPM gene controlling brain size begins prior to human brain expansion. PLoS Biol. 2004 May; 2(5):E126.
    19. Bond J, Scott S, Hampshire DJ, Springell K, Corry P, Abramowicz MJ, Mochida GH, Hennekam RC, Maher ER, Fryns JP, Alswaid A, Jafri H, Rashid Y, Mubaidin A, Walsh CA, Roberts E, Woods CG. Protein-truncating mutations in ASPM cause variable reduction in brain size. Am J Hum Genet. 2003 Nov; 73(5):1170-7.
    20. Rajab A, Mochida GH, Hill A, Ganesh V, Bodell A, Riaz A, Grant PE, Shugart YY, Walsh CA. A novel form of pontocerebellar hypoplasia maps to chromosome 7q11-21. Neurology. 2003 May 27; 60(10):1664-7.
    21. Bond J, Roberts E, Mochida GH, Hampshire DJ, Scott S, Askham JM, Springell K, Mahadevan M, Crow YJ, Markham AF, Walsh CA, Woods CG. ASPM is a major determinant of cerebral cortical size. Nat Genet. 2002 Oct; 32(2):316-20.
    22. Sheen VL, Dixon PH, Fox JW, Hong SE, Kinton L, Sisodiya SM, Duncan JS, Dubeau F, Scheffer IE, Schachter SC, Wilner A, Henchy R, Crino P, Kamuro K, DiMario F, Berg M, Kuzniecky R, Cole AJ, Bromfield E, Biber M, Schomer D, Wheless J, Silver K, Mochida GH, Berkovic SF, Andermann F, Andermann E, Dobyns WB, Wood NW, Walsh CA. Mutations in the X-linked filamin 1 gene cause periventricular nodular heterotopia in males as well as in females. Hum Mol Genet. 2001 Aug 15; 10(17):1775-83.
    23. Mochida GH, Walsh CA. Molecular genetics of human microcephaly. Curr Opin Neurol. 2001 Apr; 14(2):151-6.
    24. Singhal A, Golomb M, Mochida G, Kelleher R, Forshey J, Kaban L, Buonanno F, Dooling E. Another case of internal carotid artery dissection after mandibular osteotomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998 Jan; 56(1):115-6.
    25. Mochida GH, Ganesh VS, de Michelena MI, Dias H, Atabay KD, Kathrein KL, Huang HT, Hill RS, Felie JM, Rakiec D, Gleason D, Hill AD, Malik AN, Barry BJ, Partlow JN, Tan WH, Glader LJ, Barkovich AJ, Dobyns WB, Zon LI, Walsh CA. CHMP1A encodes an essential regulator of BMI1-INK4A in cerebellar development. Nat Genet. 2012 Nov; 44(11):1260-4.
    26. Alkuraya FS, Cai X, Emery C, Mochida GH, Al-Dosari MS, Felie JM, Hill RS, Barry BJ, Partlow JN, Gascon GG, Kentab A, Jan M, Shaheen R, Feng Y, Walsh CA. Human mutations in NDE1 cause extreme microcephaly with lissencephaly [corrected]. Am J Hum Genet. 2011 May 13; 88(5):536-47.
    27. Matsuo N, Sato S, Ohki H, Momoshima S, Mochida GH, Sasaki G, Ikeda E, Hata J. A two-year-old female with methylmalonic acidemia and progressive low density lesions in the basal ganglia on CT scans. Keio J Med. 1999 Dec; 48(4):204-10.
    28. Rajab A, Manzini MC, Mochida GH, Walsh CA, Ross ME. A novel form of lethal microcephaly with simplified gyral pattern and brain stem hypoplasia. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Dec 1; 143A(23):2761-7.
    29. Yu TW, Mochida GH, Tischfield DJ, Sgaier SK, Flores-Sarnat L, Sergi CM, Topçu M, McDonald MT, Barry BJ, Felie JM, Sunu C, Dobyns WB, Folkerth RD, Barkovich AJ, Walsh CA. Mutations in WDR62, encoding a centrosome-associated protein, cause microcephaly with simplified gyri and abnormal cortical architecture. Nat Genet. 2010 Nov; 42(11):1015-20.
    30. Manzini MC, Rajab A, Maynard TM, Mochida GH, Tan WH, Nasir R, Hill RS, Gleason D, Al Saffar M, Partlow JN, Barry BJ, Vernon M, LaMantia AS, Walsh CA. Developmental and degenerative features in a complicated spastic paraplegia. Ann Neurol. 2010 Apr; 67(4):516-25.
    31. Mochida GH. Genetics and biology of microcephaly and lissencephaly. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Sep; 16(3):120-6.
    32. Mochida GH, Mahajnah M, Hill AD, Basel-Vanagaite L, Gleason D, Hill RS, Bodell A, Crosier M, Straussberg R, Walsh CA. A truncating mutation of TRAPPC9 is associated with autosomal-recessive intellectual disability and postnatal microcephaly. Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Dec; 85(6):897-902.
    33. Rajab A, Yoo SY, Abdulgalil A, Kathiri S, Ahmed R, Mochida GH, Bodell A, Barkovich AJ, Walsh CA. An autosomal recessive form of spastic cerebral palsy (CP) with microcephaly and mental retardation. Am J Med Genet A. 2006 Jul 15; 140(14):1504-10.
    34. Hills LB, Masri A, Konno K, Kakegawa W, Lam AT, Lim-Melia E, Chandy N, Hill RS, Partlow JN, Al-Saffar M, Nasir R, Stoler JM, Barkovich AJ, Watanabe M, Yuzaki M, Mochida GH. Deletions in GRID2 lead to a recessive syndrome of cerebellar ataxia and tonic upgaze in humans. Neurology. 2013 Oct 15; 81(16):1378-86.
    35. Hu WF, Pomp O, Ben-Omran T, Kodani A, Henke K, Mochida GH, Yu TW, Woodworth MB, Bonnard C, Raj GS, Tan TT, Hamamy H, Masri A, Shboul M, Al Saffar M, Partlow JN, Al-Dosari M, Alazami A, Alowain M, Alkuraya FS, Reiter JF, Harris MP, Reversade B, Walsh CA. Katanin p80 regulates human cortical development by limiting centriole and cilia number. Neuron. 2014 Dec 17; 84(6):1240-57.
    36. Nakayama T, Al-Maawali A, El-Quessny M, Rajab A, Khalil S, Stoler JM, Tan WH, Nasir R, Schmitz-Abe K, Hill RS, Partlow JN, Al-Saffar M, Servattalab S, LaCoursiere CM, Tambunan DE, Coulter ME, Elhosary PC, Gorski G, Barkovich AJ, Markianos K, Poduri A, Mochida GH. Mutations in PYCR2, Encoding Pyrroline-5-Carboxylate Reductase 2, Cause Microcephaly and Hypomyelination. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 May 7; 96(5):709-19.
    37. Ahmed MY, Chioza BA, Rajab A, Schmitz-Abe K, Al-Khayat A, Al-Turki S, Baple EL, Patton MA, Al-Memar AY, Hurles ME, Partlow JN, Hill RS, Evrony GD, Servattalab S, Markianos K, Walsh CA, Crosby AH, Mochida GH. Loss of PCLO function underlies pontocerebellar hypoplasia type III. Neurology. 2015 Apr 28; 84(17):1745-50.
    38. Al-Maawali A, Barry BJ, Rajab A, El-Quessny M, Seman A, Coury SN, Barkovich AJ, Yang E, Walsh CA, Mochida GH, Stoler JM. Novel loss-of-function variants in DIAPH1 associated with syndromic microcephaly, blindness, and early onset seizures. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Feb; 170A(2):435-40.
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