Bartlett Lab

Christopher Bartlett, PhD

Principal Investigator

Chris is a PhD and Principal Investigator for the Center and his lab seeks to identify genetic factors for language impairments. Since animal models of language development are of limited utility, Dr. Bartlett’s Lab examines DNA from families segregating specific language impairment or autism as part of two separate but interacting projects. These projects are heavily interdisciplinary, utilizing a wide range of molecular and computational methods developed in-house alongside close collaborations with experts in statistics and computer science. He hopes that use of genetics will allow for identification of at-risk children to promote early intervention.

Josh Walum

Research Assistant 

Josh is a Research Assistant in the Bartlett Lab. He has a BS in Molecular Genetics and a BS in Mathematics (bio-track). His primary duties are extraction and analysis of DNA for use in studies of cognitive disorders, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the lab.

Josh is a cinephile and an avid reader who spends his extra time as a hobby machinist, a semi-professional furniture maker, playing chess or traveling.