Christopher Yuskaitis | Education
2011, Birmingham, AL
2013, Boston, MA
2016, Boston, MA
2016, Boston, MA
Christopher Yuskaitis | Professional History
My passion in child neurology is caring for patients with infantile spasms, neurogenetic conditions, and studying the underlying molecular basis for neurologic disorders. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Cognitive Science with emphasis in neuroscience at the University of Virginia. I received MD/PhD degrees through the MSTP program the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My graduate work identified misregulation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 as a potential target for therapeutic intervention in Fragile X syndrome. I completed my pediatrics training in the Boston Combined Residency Program followed by child neurology residency and neurogenetics fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.
I am co-director of the Infantile Spasms Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and a member of the ClinGen Brain Malformations Gene Curation Expert Panel. My current clinical research focused on predictors of outcomes in children with infantile spasms. My laboratory research focuses on how alterations to nutrient sensing genes (e.g. DEPDC5, NPRL2, NPRL3) leads to epilepsy and brain malformations, and targeting this pathway for therapeutic intervention.
I see patients for consultation in the Infantile Spasms Program, Brain and Developmental Genetics Clinic, and Epilepsy Genetics Programs. I also serve as an expert for the Department of Neurology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.