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Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH

Annapurna Poduri MD
Research Center:
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
Neurobiology Program
Neurology Research
Hospital Title:
Assistant in Neurology
Academic Title:
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
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Research Overview

The Genetics of Epilepsy and Related Neurological Disorders:  We have undertaken a long-term project to understand the genetics of epilepsy. We are currently focusing on malignant migrating partial epilepsy of infancy and other severe early-onset epilepsies, including infantile spasms, Ohtahara Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome.

PCDH19-Related Epilepsy Registry: In collaboration with the PCDH19 Alliance, our group at Boston Children's Hospital has created a registry for individuals with PCDH19-Related Epilepsy. Information will be used to help researchers gain a better understanding of PCDH19-Related Epilepsy and ultimately develop more effective treatment options. Additionally, participants in this Registry may learn more quickly about clinical trials when they become available. 

Developing zebrafish models of epilepsy: We are developing models in the zebrafish system to study novel genes in epilepsy but also as a high-throughput model to be used for the screening of potential targeted therapeutics for genetic epilepsies. One of the chief goals of the program is to bring genetic discovery from the lab back to patients in the form of clinical trials.

Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI):  The EGI is a centralized database created to hold and re-analyze genetic data from individuals with epilepsy who have had whole exome sequencing with the hope that genetically undiagnosed cases of epilepsy will benefit from the rapid growth of knowledge in the genetics of epilepsy.

About Annapurna Poduri

Dr. Annapurna Poduri received her BA in Biology from Harvard University, her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.  She completed her pediatric training at Boston Children’s Hospital, child neurology residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and returned to Boston for a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She went on to pursue training in neurogenetics in the clinic and through a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Christopher Walsh.  Dr. Poduri began her independent research program at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2013 focusing on the genetics of epilepsy.  She has been awarded the prestigious Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award from the American Academy of Neurology and the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association in 2015. Learn more about Epilepsy Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital.


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  1. Meyer M, Dhamne SC, LaCoursiere CM, Tambunan D, Poduri A, Rotenberg A. Microarray Noninvasive Neuronal Seizure Recordings from Intact Larval Zebrafish. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0156498.
  2. Hodgeman RM, Kapur K, Paris A, Marti C, Can A, Kimia A, Loddenkemper T, Bergin A, Poduri A, Libenson M, Lamb N, Jafarpour S, Harini C. Effectiveness of once-daily high-dose ACTH for infantile spasms. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Jun; 59:4-8.
  3. Poduri A, Sperling M, Nehlig A, Mathern G. Comments from the Editor(s). Epilepsia. 2016 Feb; 57(2):336-7.
  4. Pinto AL, Chen L, Friedman R, Grant PE, Poduri A, Takeoka M, Prabhu SP, Sahin M. Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Neuropathology Findings. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 May; 58:25-30.
  5. Mutch CA, Poduri A, Sahin M, Barry B, Walsh CA, Barkovich AJ. Disorders of Microtubule Function in Neurons: Imaging Correlates. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Mar; 37(3):528-35.
  6. Poduri A. The Expanding SCN8A-Related Epilepsy Phenotype. Epilepsy Curr. 2015 Nov-Dec; 15(6):333-4.
  7. Bourgeois FT, Olson KL, Poduri A, Mandl KD. Comparison of Drug Utilization Patterns in Observational Data: Antiepileptic Drugs in Pediatric Patients. Paediatr Drugs. 2015 Oct; 17(5):401-10.
  8. Stödberg T, McTague A, Ruiz AJ, Hirata H, Zhen J, Long P, Farabella I, Meyer E, Kawahara A, Vassallo G, Stivaros SM, Bjursell MK, Stranneheim H, Tigerschiöld S, Persson B, Bangash I, Das K, Hughes D, Lesko N, Lundeberg J, Scott RC, Poduri A, Scheffer IE, Smith H, Gissen P, Schorge S, Reith ME, Topf M, Kullmann DM, Harvey RJ, Wedell A, Kurian MA. Mutations in SLC12A5 in epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:8038.
  9. Fallil Z, Pardoe H, Bachman R, Cunningham B, Parulkar I, Shain C, Poduri A, Knowlton R, Kuzniecky R. Phenotypic and imaging features of FLNA-negative patients with bilateral periventricular nodular heterotopia and epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct; 51:321-7.
  10. Howell KB, McMahon JM, Carvill GL, Tambunan D, Mackay MT, Rodriguez-Casero V, Webster R, Clark D, Freeman JL, Calvert S, Olson HE, Mandelstam S, Poduri A, Mefford HC, Harvey AS, Scheffer IE. SCN2A encephalopathy: A major cause of epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures. Neurology. 2015 Sep 15; 85(11):958-66.
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  12. Joshi PA, Poduri A, Kothare SV. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and narcolepsy: A series of three cases. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct; 51:163-5.
  13. El Achkar CM, Olson HE, Poduri A, Pearl PL. The genetics of the epilepsies. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2015 Jul; 15(7):39.
  14. Møller RS, Heron SE, Larsen LH, Lim CX, Ricos MG, Bayly MA, van Kempen MJ, Klinkenberg S, Andrews I, Kelley K, Ronen GM, Callen D, McMahon JM, Yendle SC, Carvill GL, Mefford HC, Nabbout R, Poduri A, Striano P, Baglietto MG, Zara F, Smith NJ, Pridmore C, Gardella E, Nikanorova M, Dahl HA, Gellert P, Scheffer IE, Gunning B, Kragh-Olsen B, Dibbens LM. Mutations in KCNT1 cause a spectrum of focal epilepsies. Epilepsia. 2015 Sep; 56(9):e114-20.
  15. Winden KD, Yuskaitis CJ, Poduri A. Megalencephaly and Macrocephaly. Semin Neurol. 2015 Jun; 35(3):277-87.
  16. Poduri A. Meta-Analysis Revives Genome-Wide Association Studies in Epilepsy. Epilepsy Curr. 2015 May-Jun; 15(3):122-3.
  17. Olson HE, Tambunan D, LaCoursiere C, Goldenberg M, Pinsky R, Martin E, Ho E, Khwaja O, Kaufmann WE, Poduri A. Mutations in epilepsy and intellectual disability genes in patients with features of Rett syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Sep; 167A(9):2017-25.
  18. 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.
  19. D'Gama AM, Geng Y, Couto JA, Martin B, Boyle EA, LaCoursiere CM, Hossain A, Hatem NE, Barry BJ, Kwiatkowski DJ, Vinters HV, Barkovich AJ, Shendure J, Mathern GW, Walsh CA, Poduri A. Mammalian target of rapamycin pathway mutations cause hemimegalencephaly and focal cortical dysplasia. Ann Neurol. 2015 Apr; 77(4):720-5.
  20. Cai X, Evrony GD, Lehmann HS, Elhosary PC, Mehta BK, Poduri A, Walsh CA. Single-cell, genome-wide sequencing identifies clonal somatic copy-number variation in the human brain. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 3; 10(4):645.
  21. Poduri A. HCN1 Gain-Of-Function Mutations - A New Cause of Epileptic Encephalopathy. Epilepsy Curr. 2014 Nov-Dec; 14(6):348-9.
  22. Pescosolido MF, Stein DM, Schmidt M, El Achkar CM, Sabbagh M, Rogg JM, Tantravahi U, McLean RL, Liu JS, Poduri A, Morrow EM. Genetic and phenotypic diversity of NHE6 mutations in Christianson syndrome. Ann Neurol. 2014 Oct; 76(4):581-93.
  23. Olson HE, Poduri A, Pearl PL. Genetic forms of epilepsies and other paroxysmal disorders. Semin Neurol. 2014 Jul; 34(3):266-79.
  24. Poduri A. A channel for precision diagnosis and treatment in genetic epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014 Sep; 76(3):323-4.
  25. Jamuar SS, Lam AT, Kircher M, D'Gama AM, Wang J, Barry BJ, Zhang X, Hill RS, Partlow JN, Rozzo A, Servattalab S, Mehta BK, Topcu M, Amrom D, Andermann E, Dan B, Parrini E, Guerrini R, Scheffer IE, Berkovic SF, Leventer RJ, Shen Y, Wu BL, Barkovich AJ, Sahin M, Chang BS, Bamshad M, Nickerson DA, Shendure J, Poduri A, Yu TW, Walsh CA. Somatic mutations in cerebral cortical malformations. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 21; 371(8):733-43.
  26. Cai X, Evrony GD, Lehmann HS, Elhosary PC, Mehta BK, Poduri A, Walsh CA. Single-cell, genome-wide sequencing identifies clonal somatic copy-number variation in the human brain. Cell Rep. 2014 Sep 11; 8(5):1280-9.
  27. Thome-Souza S, Kadish NE, Ramgopal S, Sánchez Fernández I, Bergin AM, Bolton J, Harini C, Libenson M, Olson H, Peters J, Poduri A, Rotenberg A, Takeoka M, Kothare SV, Kapur K, Bourgeois BF, Loddenkemper T. Safety and retention rate of rufinamide in 300 patients: a single pediatric epilepsy center experience. Epilepsia. 2014 Aug; 55(8):1235-44.
  28. Olson H, Shen Y, Avallone J, Sheidley BR, Pinsky R, Bergin AM, Berry GT, Duffy FH, Eksioglu Y, Harris DJ, Hisama FM, Ho E, Irons M, Jacobsen CM, James P, Kothare S, Khwaja O, Lipton J, Loddenkemper T, Markowitz J, Maski K, Megerian JT, Neilan E, Raffalli PC, Robbins M, Roberts A, Roe E, Rollins C, Sahin M, Sarco D, Schonwald A, Smith SE, Soul J, Stoler JM, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Torres AR, Tsai P, Urion DK, Weissman L, Wolff R, Wu BL, Miller DT, Poduri A. Copy number variation plays an important role in clinical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jun; 75(6):943-58.
  29. Mirzaa GM, Poduri A. Megalencephaly and hemimegalencephaly: breakthroughs in molecular etiology. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2014 Jun; 166C(2):156-72.
  30. Pinto AL, Lohani S, Bergin AM, Bourgeois BF, Black PM, Prabhu SP, Madsen JR, Takeoka M, Poduri A. Surgery for intractable epilepsy due to unilateral brain disease: a retrospective study comparing hemispherectomy techniques. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Sep; 51(3):336-43.
  31. Poduri A. DEPDC5 does it all: shared genetics for diverse epilepsy syndromes. Ann Neurol. 2014 May; 75(5):631-3.
  32. Poduri A, Sheidley BR, Shostak S, Ottman R. Genetic testing in the epilepsies-developments and dilemmas. Nat Rev Neurol. 2014 May; 10(5):293-9.
  33. 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.
  34. O'Rourke DJ, Bergin A, Rotenberg A, Peters J, Gorman M, Poduri A, Cryan J, Lidov H, Madsen J, Harini C. Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as focal cortical dysplasia. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2014; 2:86-9.
  35. Klehm J, Thome-Souza S, Sánchez Fernández I, Bergin AM, Bolton J, Harini C, Kadish NE, Libenson M, Peters J, Poduri A, Rotenberg A, Takeoka M, Bourgeois B, Loddenkemper T. Clobazam: effect on frequency of seizures and safety profile in different subgroups of children with epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jul; 51(1):60-6.
  36. Poduri A, Salih M, Walsh CA. Reply: To PMID 24243345. Ann Neurol. 2014 Feb; 75(2):326.
  37. Poduri A, Heinzen EL, Chitsazzadeh V, Lasorsa FM, Elhosary PC, LaCoursiere CM, Martin E, Yuskaitis CJ, Hill RS, Atabay KD, Barry B, Partlow JN, Bashiri FA, Zeidan RM, Elmalik SA, Kabiraj MM, Kothare S, Stödberg T, McTague A, Kurian MA, Scheffer IE, Barkovich AJ, Palmieri F, Salih MA, Walsh CA. SLC25A22 is a novel gene for migrating partial seizures in infancy. Ann Neurol. 2013 Dec; 74(6):873-82.
  38. Weckhuysen S, Ivanovic V, Hendrickx R, Van Coster R, Hjalgrim H, Møller RS, Grønborg S, Schoonjans AS, Ceulemans B, Heavin SB, Eltze C, Horvath R, Casara G, Pisano T, Giordano L, Rostasy K, Haberlandt E, Albrecht B, Bevot A, Benkel I, Syrbe S, Sheidley B, Guerrini R, Poduri A, Lemke JR, Mandelstam S, Scheffer I, Angriman M, Striano P, Marini C, Suls A, De Jonghe P. Extending the KCNQ2 encephalopathy spectrum: clinical and neuroimaging findings in 17 patients. Neurology. 2013 Nov 5; 81(19):1697-703.
  39. Olson HE, Lechpammer M, Prabhu SP, Ciarlini PD, Poduri A, Gooty VD, Anjum MW, Gorman MP, Loddenkemper T. Clinical application and evaluation of the Bien diagnostic criteria for Rasmussen encephalitis. Epilepsia. 2013 Oct; 54(10):1753-60.
  40. Im K, Paldino MJ, Poduri A, Sporns O, Grant PE. Altered white matter connectivity and network organization in polymicrogyria revealed by individual gyral topology-based analysis. Neuroimage. 2014 Feb 1; 86:182-93.
  41. Allen AS, Berkovic SF, Cossette P, Delanty N, Dlugos D, Eichler EE, Epstein MP, Glauser T, Goldstein DB, Han Y, Heinzen EL, Hitomi Y, Howell KB, Johnson MR, Kuzniecky R, Lowenstein DH, Lu YF, Madou MR, Marson AG, Mefford HC, Esmaeeli Nieh S, O'Brien TJ, Ottman R, Petrovski S, Poduri A, Ruzzo EK, Scheffer IE, Sherr EH, Yuskaitis CJ, Abou-Khalil B, Alldredge BK, Bautista JF, Berkovic SF, Boro A, Cascino GD, Consalvo D, Crumrine P, Devinsky O, Dlugos D, Epstein MP, Fiol M, Fountain NB, French J, Friedman D, Geller EB, Glauser T, Glynn S, Haut SR, Hayward J, Helmers SL, Joshi S, Kanner A, Kirsch HE, Knowlton RC, Kossoff EH, Kuperman R, Kuzniecky R, Lowenstein DH, McGuire SM, Motika PV, Novotny EJ, Ottman R, Paolicchi JM, Parent JM, Park K, Poduri A, Scheffer IE, Shellhaas RA, Sherr EH, Shih JJ, Singh R, Sirven J, Smith MC, Sullivan J, Lin Thio L, Venkat A, Vining EP, Von Allmen GK, Weisenberg JL, Widdess-Walsh P, Winawer MR. De novo mutations in epileptic encephalopathies. Nature. 2013 Sep 12; 501(7466):217-21.
  42. Kinney HC, McDonald AG, Minter ME, Berry GT, Poduri A, Goldstein RD. Witnessed sleep-related seizure and sudden unexpected death in infancy: a case report. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2013 Sep; 9(3):418-21.
  43. Poduri A, Evrony GD, Cai X, Walsh CA. Somatic mutation, genomic variation, and neurological disease. Science. 2013 Jul 5; 341(6141):1237758.
  44. Abou-Khalil B, Alldredge B, Bautista J, Berkovic S, Bluvstein J, Boro A, Cascino G, Consalvo D, Cristofaro S, Crumrine P, Devinsky O, Dlugos D, Epstein M, Fahlstrom R, Fiol M, Fountain N, Fox K, French J, Freyer Karn C, Friedman D, Geller E, Glauser T, Glynn S, Haas K, Haut S, Hayward J, Helmers S, Joshi S, Kanner A, Kirsch H, Knowlton R, Kossoff E, Kuperman R, Kuzniecky R, Lowenstein D, McGuire S, Motika P, Nesbitt G, Novotny E, Ottman R, Paolicchi J, Parent J, Park K, Poduri A, Risch N, Sadleir L, Scheffer I, Shellhaas R, Sherr E, Shih JJ, Shinnar S, Singh R, Sirven J, Smith M, Sullivan J, Thio LL, Venkat A, Vining E, von Allmen G, Weisenberg J, Widdess-Walsh P, Winawer M. The epilepsy phenome/genome project. Clin Trials. 2013 Aug; 10(4):568-86.
  45. Taimouri V, Akhondi-Asl A, Tomas-Fernandez X, Peters JM, Prabhu SP, Poduri A, Takeoka M, Loddenkemper T, Bergin AM, Harini C, Madsen JR, Warfield SK. Electrode localization for planning surgical resection of the epileptogenic zone in pediatric epilepsy. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2014 Jan; 9(1):91-105.
  46. Shain C, Ramgopal S, Fallil Z, Parulkar I, Alongi R, Knowlton R, Poduri A. Polymicrogyria-associated epilepsy: a multicenter phenotypic study from the Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project. Epilepsia. 2013 Aug; 54(8):1368-75.
  47. McTague A, Appleton R, Avula S, Cross JH, King MD, Jacques TS, Bhate S, Cronin A, Curran A, Desurkar A, Farrell MA, Hughes E, Jefferson R, Lascelles K, Livingston J, Meyer E, McLellan A, Poduri A, Scheffer IE, Spinty S, Kurian MA, Kneen R. Migrating partial seizures of infancy: expansion of the electroclinical, radiological and pathological disease spectrum. Brain. 2013 May; 136(Pt 5):1578-91.
  48. Touma M, Joshi M, Connolly MC, Grant PE, Hansen AR, Khwaja O, Berry GT, Kinney HC, Poduri A, Agrawal PB. Whole genome sequencing identifies SCN2A mutation in monozygotic twins with Ohtahara syndrome and unique neuropathologic findings. Epilepsia. 2013 May; 54(5):e81-5.
  49. Ortiz-González XR, Poduri A, Roberts CM, Sullivan JE, Marsh ED, Porter BE. Focal cortical dysplasia is more common in boys than in girls. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Apr; 27(1):121-3.
  50. 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.
  51. Evrony GD, Cai X, Lee E, Hills LB, Elhosary PC, Lehmann HS, Parker JJ, Atabay KD, Gilmore EC, Poduri A, Park PJ, Walsh CA. Single-neuron sequencing analysis of L1 retrotransposition and somatic mutation in the human brain. Cell. 2012 Oct 26; 151(3):483-96.
  52. González G, Vedolin L, Barry B, Poduri A, Walsh C, Barkovich AJ. Location of periventricular nodular heterotopia is related to the malformation phenotype on MRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Apr; 34(4):877-83.
  53. Rodriguez ML, McMillan K, Crandall LA, Minter ME, Grafe MR, Poduri A, Kinney HC. Hippocampal asymmetry and sudden unexpected death in infancy: a case report. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2012 Dec; 8(4):441-6.
  54. Blumberg J, Fernández IS, Vendrame M, Oehl B, Tatum WO, Schuele S, Alexopoulos AV, Poduri A, Kellinghaus C, Schulze-Bonhage A, Loddenkemper T. Dacrystic seizures: demographic, semiologic, and etiologic insights from a multicenter study in long-term video-EEG monitoring units. Epilepsia. 2012 Oct; 53(10):1810-9.
  55. Poduri A, Chopra SS, Neilan EG, Elhosary PC, Kurian MA, Meyer E, Barry BJ, Khwaja OS, Salih MA, Stödberg T, Scheffer IE, Maher ER, Sahin M, Wu BL, Berry GT, Walsh CA, Picker J, Kothare SV. Homozygous PLCB1 deletion associated with malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy. Epilepsia. 2012 Aug; 53(8):e146-50.
  56. Poduri A, Evrony GD, Cai X, Elhosary PC, Beroukhim R, Lehtinen MK, Hills LB, Heinzen EL, Hill A, Hill RS, Barry BJ, Bourgeois BF, Riviello JJ, Barkovich AJ, Black PM, Ligon KL, Walsh CA. Somatic activation of AKT3 causes hemispheric developmental brain malformations. Neuron. 2012 Apr 12; 74(1):41-8.
  57. Holm IA, Poduri A, Crandall L, Haas E, Grafe MR, Kinney HC, Krous HF. Inheritance of febrile seizures in sudden unexplained death in toddlers. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Apr; 46(4):235-9.
  58. Talos DM, Sun H, Kosaras B, Joseph A, Folkerth RD, Poduri A, Madsen JR, Black PM, Jensen FE. Altered inhibition in tuberous sclerosis and type IIb cortical dysplasia. Ann Neurol. 2012 Apr; 71(4):539-51.
  59. Berry JG, Poduri A, Bonkowsky JL, Zhou J, Graham DA, Welch C, Putney H, Srivastava R. Trends in resource utilization by children with neurological impairment in the United States inpatient health care system: a repeat cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2012 Jan; 9(1):e1001158.
  60. Olson HE, Shen Y, Poduri A, Gorman MP, Dies KA, Robbins M, Hundley R, Wu B, Sahin M. Micro-duplications of 1q32.1 associated with neurodevelopmental delay. Eur J Med Genet. 2012 Feb; 55(2):145-50.
  61. Poduri A. Expect the unexpected in epilepsy genetics: mutations in an epilepsy gene considered to be benign result in a severe phenotype. Ann Neurol. 2012 Jan; 71(1):1-2.
  62. Adachi Y, Poduri A, Kawaguch A, Yoon G, Salih MA, Yamashita F, Walsh CA, Barkovich AJ. Congenital microcephaly with a simplified gyral pattern: associated findings and their significance. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Jun-Jul; 32(6):1123-9.
  63. Vendrame M, Poduri A, Loddenkemper T, Kluger G, Coppola G, Kothare SV. Treatment of malignant migrating partial epilepsy of infancy with rufinamide: report of five cases. Epileptic Disord. 2011 Mar; 13(1):18-21.
  64. Poduri A, Lowenstein D. Epilepsy genetics--past, present, and future. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2011 Jun; 21(3):325-32.
  65. Olson HE, Loddenkemper T, Vendrame M, Poduri A, Takeoka M, Bergin AM, Libenson MH, Duffy FH, Rotenberg A, Coulter D, Bourgeois BF, Kothare SV. Rufinamide for the treatment of epileptic spasms. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Feb; 20(2):344-8.
  66. Walker LM, Poduri A, Chang BS. Cerebral volumetric analysis over time in children with malformations of cortical development: a quantitative investigation. J Child Neurol. 2011 Feb; 26(2):171-8.
  67. Elkay M, Poduri A, Prabhu SP, Bergin AM, Kothare SV. Nocturnal choking episodes: under-recognized and misdiagnosed. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Nov; 43(5):355-8.
  68. Mellado C, Poduri A, Gleason D, Elhosary PC, Barry BJ, Partlow JN, Chang BS, Shaw GM, Barkovich AJ, Walsh CA. Candidate gene sequencing of LHX2, HESX1, and SOX2 in a large schizencephaly cohort. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Nov; 152A(11):2736-42.
  69. Vendrame M, Loddenkemper T, Gooty VD, Takeoka M, Rotenberg A, Bergin AM, Eksioglu YZ, Poduri A, Duffy FH, Libenson M, Bourgeois BF, Kothare SV. Experience with rufinamide in a pediatric population: a single center's experience. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Sep; 43(3):155-8.
  70. Poduri A, Wang Y, Gordon D, Barral-Rodriguez S, Barker-Cummings C, Ulgen A, Chitsazzadeh V, Hill RS, Risch N, Hauser WA, Pedley TA, Walsh CA, Ottman R. Novel susceptibility locus at chromosome 6q16.3-22.31 in a family with GEFS+. Neurology. 2009 Oct 20; 73(16):1264-72.
  71. Poduri A, Chitsazzadeh V, D'Arrigo S, Fedrizzi E, Pantaleoni C, Riva D, Busse C, Küster H, Duplessis A, Gaitanis J, Sahin M, Garganta C, Topcu M, Dies KA, Barry BJ, Partlow J, Barkovich AJ, Walsh CA, Chang BS. The syndrome of perisylvian polymicrogyria with congenital arthrogryposis. Brain Dev. 2010 Aug; 32(7):550-5.
  72. Manzini MC, Gleason D, Chang BS, Hill RS, Barry BJ, Partlow JN, Poduri A, Currier S, Galvin-Parton P, Shapiro LR, Schmidt K, Davis JG, Basel-Vanagaite L, Seidahmed MZ, Salih MA, Dobyns WB, Walsh CA. Ethnically diverse causes of Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS): FCMD mutations are a more common cause of WWS outside of the Middle East. Hum Mutat. 2008 Nov; 29(11):E231-41.
  73. Miller DT, Shen Y, Weiss LA, Korn J, Anselm I, Bridgemohan C, Cox GF, Dickinson H, Gentile J, Harris DJ, Hegde V, Hundley R, Khwaja O, Kothare S, Luedke C, Nasir R, Poduri A, Prasad K, Raffalli P, Reinhard A, Smith SE, Sobeih MM, Soul JS, Stoler J, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Thakuria J, Wolff R, Yusupov R, Gusella JF, Daly MJ, Wu BL. Microdeletion/duplication at 15q13.2q13.3 among individuals with features of autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders. J Med Genet. 2009 Apr; 46(4):242-8.
  74. Poduri A, Kaur J, Thakur JS, Kumari S, Jain S, Khullar M. Effect of ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers on homocysteine levels in essential hypertension. J Hum Hypertens. 2008 Apr; 22(4):289-94.
  75. Raju GP, Sarco DP, Poduri A, Riviello JJ, Bergin AM, Takeoka M. Oxcarbazepine in children with nocturnal frontal-lobe epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2007 Nov; 37(5):345-9.
  76. Mazumdar M, Pandharipande P, Poduri A. Does albendazole affect seizure remission and computed tomography response in children with neurocysticercosis? A Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Child Neurol. 2007 Feb; 22(2):135-42.
  77. Poduri A, Golja A, Takeoka M, Bourgeois BF, Connolly L, Riviello JJ. Focal cortical malformations can show asymmetrically higher uptake on interictal fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET). J Child Neurol. 2007 Feb; 22(2):232-7.
  78. Poduri A, Golja A, Riviello JJ, Bourgeois BF, Duffy FH, Takeoka M. A distinct asymmetrical pattern of cortical malformation: large unilateral malformation of cortical development with contralateral periventricular nodular heterotopia in three pediatric cases. Epilepsia. 2005 Aug; 46(8):1317-21.
  79. Poduri A, Beason-Held LL, Moss MB, Rosene DL, Hyman BT. CA3 neuronal degeneration follows chronic entorhinal cortex lesions. Neurosci Lett. 1995 Sep 1; 197(1):1-4.
  80. Poduri A, Gearing M, Rebeck GW, Mirra SS, Tigges J, Hyman BT. Apolipoprotein E4 and beta amyloid in senile plaques and cerebral blood vessels of aged rhesus monkeys. Am J Pathol. 1994 Jun; 144(6):1183-7.
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F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center

The F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, together with the Neurobiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the largest basic neuroscience research enterprise at a U.S. hospital. It incorporates basic and translational neuroscience research, focusing primarily on developmental neurobiology.

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