Congratulations to Cole Deisseroth, recipient of CNF’s 2021 Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Summer Research Scholarship!
Every year, the Child Neurology Foundation awards a $3,500 scholarship to support a medical student’s clinical research in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children, conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist, during summer break.
Cole is a first-year medical student in the Medical Scientist Training Program of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).
He is working with Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and BCM on a study of Early B-Cell Factor 3 (EBF3)-related Hypotonia, Ataxia, and Delayed Development Syndrome (HADDS) to elucidate the genotype-phenotype spectrum and correlate developmental delays with variant type and location.
His research interest is to combine natural language processing with machine learning to automatically identify important information from written documents with high efficiency and accuracy, use this information to guide clinical and scientific investigation, and accelerate disease diagnosis, outcome assessment, and therapeutic development for childhood neurodevelopmental disorders.
Hear more from Cole about his academic background, his research project and his future plans in the short video below.