Gabriel Haller, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Director, Random Saturation Mutagenesis Core (RSMC) at The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University

Education

A.B., Biological Sciences
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
2004-2008

PhD, Human and Statistical Genetics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2008-2013

Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Laboratory of Christina Gurnett
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2013-2019


Research focus

The overall goal of the Haller laboratory is to identify and characterize genetic variation that leads to various neurosurgical and/or neurological disorders in humans.  By collecting and sequencing large cohorts of patients with the same disorder (CM1, SM, SAH, Hydrocephalus), we identify genes and genetic variants that contribute to the risk of developing these disorders. We then characterize the genes and genetic variants we find associated with these disorders using cell-culture models and by disrupting disease-associated genes in zebrafish.

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Haller Lab

The Haller Laboratory is in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and is affiliated with the Departments of Neurology and Genetics. 


Honors & leadership roles

  • Children’s Discovery Institute Faculty Scholar Award, 2019
  • Director, Random Saturation Mutagenesis Core (RSMC) at The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University