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Joshua L. Bonkowsky, M.D., Ph.D.

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Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • German

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7575 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Specialties

Bio

Dr. Josh Bonkowsky is an assistant professor of Pediatric Neurology (Pediatrics) and of Neurology. His undergraduate training was at Harvard University; he obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of California, San Diego, and did his Pediatrics and Neurology/Pediatric Neurology training at the University of Utah and Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Bonkowsky is engaged in both clinical and basic science studies. His clinical studies are focused on understanding the clinical features of leukodystrophies, and on the genetics of complex human neurobehavioral traits, especially language impairments. Dr. Bonkowsky's clinical research group is investigating the genetics of leukodystrophies, using both local (Utah Population Database) and national databases, to understand the genetic and medical impacts of these disorders.

Research in the Bonkowsky laboratory investigates human neurogenetic diseases, specifically diseases of basal ganglia function and white matter diseases. His group has developed zebrafish models of human language disorders (the FOXP2 gene); transgenic lines to study basal ganglia development connectivity; and a zebrafish Parkinson's disease model. Besides the basic neurodevelopmental research, his lab is generating disease models for high-throughput drug discovery.

On sunny afternoons, Dr. Bonkowsky enjoys trail running and learning to skate ski.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Anatomy - Adjunct Associate Professor
Neurology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Apparent Life-Threatening Event(s)
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Brain Connectome Mapping
  • Leukodystrophies

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Anatomy - Adjunct Associate Professor
Neurology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5691 Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building
Pediatric Neurology
26 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Josh Bonkowsky is an assistant professor of Pediatric Neurology (Pediatrics) and of Neurology. His undergraduate training was at Harvard University; he obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of California, San Diego, and did his Pediatrics and Neurology/Pediatric Neurology training at the University of Utah and Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Bonkowsky is engaged in both clinical and basic science studies. His clinical studies are focused on understanding the clinical features of leukodystrophies, and on the genetics of complex human neurobehavioral traits, especially language impairments. Dr. Bonkowsky's clinical research group is investigating the genetics of leukodystrophies, using both local (Utah Population Database) and national databases, to understand the genetic and medical impacts of these disorders.

Research in the Bonkowsky laboratory investigates human neurogenetic diseases, specifically diseases of basal ganglia function and white matter diseases. His group has developed zebrafish models of human language disorders (the FOXP2 gene); transgenic lines to study basal ganglia development connectivity; and a zebrafish Parkinson's disease model. Besides the basic neurodevelopmental research, his lab is generating disease models for high-throughput drug discovery.

On sunny afternoons, Dr. Bonkowsky enjoys trail running and learning to skate ski.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Neurology
Fellow
Fellowship Boston Children's Medical School
Pediatric Neurology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical University of California - San Diego School of Medicine
M.D., Ph.D.
Fellowship Institute of Molecular Pathology
Fellow
Undergraduate Harvard College
Biochemistry
B.A.

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