Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD
A Ernest and Jane G Stein Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology
Chief of Neurology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, is the A Ernest and Jane G Stein Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology, and the Chief of Neurology at St Louis Children’s Hospital. She obtained MD/PhD degrees at the University of Iowa, followed by residency and fellowship training at Washington University in St Louis, where she is the Co-Director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) and the Associate Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science. Gurnett has an active neurogenetics research program focused on gene discovery for neurogenetic disorders and development of deep mutational scanning methods for variant interpretation for rare disease diagnostics. She leads a large-scale sequencing study of African Americans with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and co-leads a Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Popultation (RADx-UP) SARS-CoV-2 testing study in partnership with the IDDRC and the Special School District of St Louis County.
Gurnett’s clinical interests include neurogenetics and treatment of children with epilepsy.