Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD
A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Neurology
Head, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology
Chief of Neurology, St Louis Children’s Hospital
Associate Director, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D., is the A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Neurology and the head of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at Washington University in St Louis, and the Chief of Neurology at St Louis Children’s Hospital. She holds multiple leadership roles, including Co-Director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Washington University and the Associate Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Gurnett is a physician-scientist who leads an active neurogenetics research program that has had continuous NIH funding since 2005, supporting her work to identify the genetic etiologies of scoliosis, talipes equinovarus (clubfoot), arthrogryposis, and neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she leads two National Institutes of Health funded Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) whose goals are to study the implementation of SARS-CoV-2 testing for children and staff of schools for children with developmental disabilities, and a large scale genome sequencing study of African Americans with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.