About the Lab

Translational genomics and biomedical informatics for Neurodevelopmental disorders


Research in the Pinto lab is focused on identifying genes and biological pathways involved in various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, intellectual disability, epilepsy, and Rett-like syndrome phenotypes.

Our lab integrates various forms of genetic variation (deletions, duplications, single-point mutations, indels), with gene expression, epigenetics and clinical data, using a combination of innovative high-throughput experimental and bioinformatics approaches, that altogether could implicate novel risk factors and provide insights into the mechanisms underlying these disorders.

The Pinto Lab is part of the Seaver Autism Center, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, and the Center of Excellence in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and is located in the Hess Center for Science & Medicine. We are also affiliated with the Psychiatric Genomics Division and the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology.