Bryan McGill, MD

Instructor in Neurology



  • 2003 Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral Fellowship, awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, grant F30 MH068996, titled “Anxiety in a Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome”
  • 2010 James P. Keating, M.D. Outstanding Resident Award in Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2012 Steven M. Rothman Award for Teaching by a Pediatric Neurology Resident, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2012 Chief Resident in Child Neurology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2013 Resident scholarship to American Academy of Neurology Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • 2013 Recipient of institutional T32 training grant funding for research fellowship in pediatric neurology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • McGill BE, Bundle SF, Yaylaoglu MB, Carson JP, Thaller C, Zoghbi HY. Enhanced anxiety and stress-induced corticosterone release are associated with increasedCrhexpression in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.ProcNatl Acad Sci U S A.2006 Nov 28;103(48):18267-72. Epub 2006 Nov 15. PMID: 17108082.
  • Fyffe SL, Neul JL, Samaco RC, Chao HT, Ben-Shachar S, Moretti P,McGill BE, Goulding EH, Sullivan E, Tecott LH, Zoghbi HY. Deletion ofMecp2inSim1-expressing neurons reveals a critical role for MeCP2 in feeding behavior, aggression, and the response to stress.Neuron.2008 Sep 25;59(6):947-58. PMID: 18817733.
  • Samaco RC, Mandel-Brehm C, McGraw CM, Shaw CA,McGill BE, Zoghbi HY.CrhandOprm1mediate anxiety-related behavior and social approach in a mouse model ofME CP2duplication syndrome.Nat Genet.2012 Jan 8;44(2):206-11. doi: 10.1038/ng.1066. PMID: 22231481.
  • McGill BEand Zoghbi HY. Epigenetics of psychiatric diseases. In: Charney DS, Nestler EJ, Sklar P, and Buxbaum JD, eds.Neurobiology of Mental Illness.4th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2013: 88-105.

Dr. McGill is an Instructor in the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology in the Department of Neurology. He sees patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. His areas of clinical interest include autism, intellectual disability, and neurogenetic disorders including Fragile X syndrome and Cornelia de Lange syndrome. His major research interest is in understanding the neurobiologic basis of autistic spectrum disorders. He is currently conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt, where he is obtaining advanced training in neurogenetic techniques.