“Gamechangers” and Career Plans (Recorded at Boston Children’s Hospital)
Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
Mustafa Sahin is an Associate Professor in Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received his MD and PhD in neurobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an internship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and residencies at both CHOP and Boston Children’s Hospital. He has received numerous awards, including a Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, a William Randolph Hearst Fund Award, a Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Young Investigator Award, the 2005 CNS Young Investigator Award, and a 2009 John Merck Scholar Award.
Dr. Sahin’s lab is investigating the normal cellular functions of signaling pathways implicated in neurological disease, with an emphasis on axon growth and guidance. The research centers upon the proteins affected in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) — two neurological disorders whose genetic basis is well understood but whose cell biology remains unknown.