Towfique Raj, PhD
Towfique Raj, PhD, is a principal investigator of the laboratory for functional genomics, a core faculty member in the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease, an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and a member of the Icahn Genomics Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Raj received his PhD in genetics from Cambridge University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Raj was an instructor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Dr. Raj received the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship and NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Award. In his research, he uses computational and experimental approaches to understand the genetic factors driving neurodegenerative diseases with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
Lab Website: Raj Lab
Alzheimer's Disease, Genetics, Genetics of Movement disorders, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Macrophage, Microglia, Parkinson's Disease, RNA Splicing & Processing