Catherine Brownstein

Scientific Director

Boston Children’s Hospital- Harvard University - Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Brownstein is the Scientific Director for the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Specializing in gene discovery, Dr. Brownstein has been instrumental in the elucidation of several new disease genes for conditions such as intellectual disability, nemaline myopathy, very early onset psychosis, SIDS, and hypophosphatemic rickets. As part of the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator at Boston Children's Hospital, she is also a conduit between academics and industry, producing innovative technology approaches and partnerships. Dr. Brownstein's current work focuses on advancing the fields of next generation sequencing and analysis.