William Dobyns MD



William Dobyns MD
Department of Human Genetics

Dr. Dobyns focuses on the field of developmental neurogenetics, especially the molecular characterization of human brain malformations. Many such patients experience ataxia or imbalance, incoordination slurred speech and ataxia. Dr. Dobyns assists Dr. Gomez in the evaluation of children with ataxia. Dr. Dobyns obtains appropriate brain imaging studies and other clinical data, obtains DNA and other samples for our laboratory, identifies and delineates new malformation syndromes, and attempts to map and clone the genes responsible for human malformation syndromes, and study the role of these genes in normal brain development and function.