Kristopher Kahle, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Yale University

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Kristopher Kahle is an assistant professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics and cellular and molecular physiology, as well as the director of neonatal and congenital anomaly neurosurgery in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, at Yale School of Medicine.

Kahle’s primary clinical practice focuses on disorders of neurodevelopment and tumors of the pediatric brain and spinal cord. Kahle’s research focuses on the identification of genes and pathways that regulate ion and water homeostasis in the developing nervous system, and how changes in these processes contribute to the cellular, circuit and behavioral abnormalities in neurodevelopmental disorders and in the traumatized brain. The goal of his work is to translate advances in basic science into novel therapeutic strategies for pediatric neurosurgical diseases.

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Funded Projects

SFARI Funded Publications

A novel SMARCC1-mutant BAFopathy implicates epigenetic dysregulation of neural progenitors in hydrocephalus. Singh A.K., Viviano S., Allington G., McGee S., Kiziltug E., Mekbib K.Y., Shohfi J.P., Duy P.Q., Tyrone DeSpenza J., Furey C.G., Reeves B.C., Smith H., Ma S., Sousa A. M. M., Cherskov A., Allocco A., Nelson-Williams C., Haider S., Rizvi S.R.A., Alper S., Sestan N., Shimelis H., Walsh L.K., Lifton R.P., Moreno-De-Luca A., Jin S.C., Kruszka P., Deniz E., Kahle K.
PPIL4 is essential for brain angiogenesis and implicated in intracranial aneurysms in humans. Barak T., Ristori E., Ercan-Sencicek A.G., Miyagishima D.F., Nelson-Williams C., Dong W., Jin S.C., Prendergast A., Armero W., Henegariu O., Erson-Omay E.Z., Harmancı A.S., Guy M., Gültekin B., Kilic D., Rai D.K., Goc N., Aguilera S.M., Gülez B., Altinok S., Ozcan K., Yarman Y., Coskun S., Sempou E., Deniz E., Hintzen J., Cox A., Fomchenko E., Jung S.W., Ozturk A.K., Louvi A., Bilgüvar K., Connolly E.S. Jr., Khokha M.K., Kahle K., Yasuno K., Lifton R.P., Mishra-Gorur K., Nicoli S., Günel M.
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