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Towfique Raj, PhD Email Towfique Raj

    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
    • Language
    • English

Towfique Raj, PhD, is a principal investigator of the laboratory for functional genomics and core faculty member in the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease and an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Genetics and Genomics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Raj is also a member of the Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  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. 



Research Topic

Alzheimer's Disease, Genetics, Genetics of Movement disorders, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Macrophage, Microglia, Parkinson's Disease, RNA Splicing & Processing

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


PhD, University of Cambridge

Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute