About Us

Meet the PI

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development / Center for Human Genetics
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry

Mailing Address

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd., NB10.104
Dallas, Texas 75390-8591

Phone: 214-648-6523
Fax: 214-648-1666
maria.chahrour@utsouthwestern.edu

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Physical address

6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Simmons Biomedical Research Building
Suite NB10.104
Dallas, Texas 75235


Education

2004–2009 Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
2001 – 2003 M.S. in Forensic Genetics, University of North Texas HSC, Ft. Worth, Texas
1998 – 2001 B.Sc. in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon


Professional and Research Experience

2015 – Present
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

2013 – 2014
Instructor
Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

2010 – 2014
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Medical and Population Genetics
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2009 – 2013
Postdoctoral fellow, Laboratory of Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

2006 – 2009
Graduate student, Laboratory of Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.
Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Doctoral Thesis: “Revealing the function of MeCP2 in the hypothalamus sheds light on the pathogenesis of Rett syndrome and related MeCP2 disorders”

2005 – 2006
Graduate student, Laboratory of Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

2003 – 2004
Research Technician III, Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas