Brittany Charsar, BS
After studying Molecular Biology and Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Brittany entered a dual degree program at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University to pursue both an MD and a PhD.
With many others, Brittany share the idea that a physician scientist bridges the divide between basic science and the clinic. At Pitt, Brittany studied gene regulation, and after coming to Jefferson, Brittany became inspired by children who face immensely challenging neurological conditions – many with a genetic cause – and also unsatisfied with our current understanding of these conditions and available treatment options.
My goal is to push the limits on the current boundaries of what we know as scientists and physicians of how to best care for and treat children with neurological diseases, and in particular, children with leukodystrophies.
Brittany aspire to develop expertise in both the clinic and scientific worlds to directly help children and families affected by leukodystrophies at the bedside while continuing to expand our understanding of these diseases, causes and treatment options at the bench.
After completing my MD and PhD training, Brittany would like to pursue a career in Child Neurology and to devote a life of research to these diseases.