Michael Kruer is a pediatric movement disorders neurologist and human geneticist. He serves as an Associate Professor of Child Health, Genetics, Neurology and Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He also serves as director of the Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Michael’s lab is dedicated to understanding how genetic mutations lead to both common (cerebral palsy) and rare movement disorders in children and how genetics can serve as a springboard to improvements in both diagnosis and treatment. Work in his lab is highly multidisciplinary and connects genomics, phenomics, stakeholder engagement, and molecular and cellular neuroscience. Michael’s research has been supported by numerous public and private foundations, philanthropy, industry collaborations, and federal grants, and his work has appeared in highly respected publications including the American Journal of Human Genetics, Annals of Neurology, Brain, Pediatrics, Neurology and Nature Genetics. The Kruer lab is currently leading an NIH-funded genomics initiative within the Cerebral Palsy Research Network (a nationwide collaborative of cerebral palsy centers of excellence) that leverages a self-contained electronic iConsent platform to facilitate network-wide data-sharing for genetic discovery in CP.