Towfique Raj

Towfique Raj, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

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

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 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



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