The center is led by two Co-Directors and two Associate Directors whose clinical and scientific background spans key elements of the investigative emphasis of the Center.
A Co-Director of the Center since 2019, and a Co-Director of the Clinical Translational Core since 2015, Dr. Christina Gurnett is is a child neurologist with expertise in neurogenetics, epilepsy, and functional genomics. She is the A Ernest and Jane G Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology, Head of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Co-Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), and Co-PI of the Gurnett and Dobbs Laboratory.
A Co-Director of the Center since 2022, Dr. Joseph Dougherty is a Professor of both the department of Genetics and the department of Psychiatry with research focused on trying to understand the genetic and cellular underpinnings of both normal behavior and psychiatric disorders, primarily autism.
Dr. Cynthia Rogers is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with special expertise in developmental neuroimaging, perinatal insults to the developing brain, and preventive intervention for maternal-child dyads at extreme-high-risk on the basis of psychosocial adversity. She is also Co-PI of the WUNDER Laboratory.