Dalila C Pinto

Dalila C Pinto, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Autism, Bioinformatics, Chromatin, Computational Biology, Epilepsy, Gene Discovery, Gene Expressions, Gene Regulation, Genetics, Genomics, Mental Retardation, Microarray, Transcription Factors

Dr. Pinto’s laboratory focuses on identifying genes and biological pathways involved in various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, intellectual disability, epilepsy, and rett syndrome-like phenotypes. Dr. Pinto integrates various forms of genetic variation (deletions, duplications, indels, single-point mutations), 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. Dr. Pinto’s laboratory also works with worldwide clinical collaborators that are responsible for patients and families recruitment and phenotypic examination.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Genetics and Data Science [GDS], Neuroscience [NEU]


MSc, MSc, University of Porto

PhD, University of Utrecht

Postdoctoral, Hospital for Sick Children Toronto