Dennis P. Wall, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, Psychiatry

Dr. Wall is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University, where his lab is developing novel approaches in systems biology to decipher the molecular pathology of autism spectrum disorder and related neurological conditions. Dr. Wall received his doctorate in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he pioneered the use of fast evolving gene sequences to trace population-scale diversification across islands. Then, with a postdoctoral fellowship award from the National Science Foundation, he went on to Stanford University to address broader questions in systems biology and computational genomics, work that resulted in comprehensive functional models for both protein mutation and protein interaction. Before joining the faculty at Stanford in 2013, He spent 10 years as faculty at Harvard Medical School in Systems Biology, Pediatrics and Pathology & as Director of Computational Biology at the Center for Biomedical Informatics, where he worked to decipher the molecular pathology of autism and improve our likelihood of discovering effective, early-stage diagnostics and targets for therapeutic intervention. Dr. Wall has acted as science advisor to several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, has created and advised on cutting-edge approaches to cloud computing, and has received numerous awards, including the Fred R. Cagle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biology, the Vice Chancellor's Award for Research, three awards for excellence in teaching, the Harvard Medical School Leadership award, and the Slifka/Ritvo Clinical Innovation in Autism Research Award for outstanding advancements in clinical translation.

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