Maria Lehtinen, PhD

Maria Lehtinen, PhD

Chair in Pediatric Pathology Research, Boston Children's Hospital

Professor, ​Harvard Medical School

2016 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Alumna

PhD, Harvard University

Postdoctoral Training, University of Helsinki, Finland; Boston Children’s Hospital


Dr. Lehtinen is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on how cerebrospinal fluid regulates the development and health of the brain. By determining the mechanisms by which the cerebrospinal fluid delivers instructive cues for stem cells in the brain, her lab can provide the foundation for understanding normal brain development. She completed her postdoctoral studies at University of Helsinki, Finland and Boston Children’s Hospital.