Dr. Anurag Tandon
Reseracher, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Anurag Tandon obtained his PhD from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University. He subsequently received postdoctoral fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Fonds de Recherche Quebec – Santé (FRQS) to continue his training at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, where he investigated the regulation of protein and vesicular trafficking in the laboratory of Dr. William Balch. Dr. Tandon returned to Canada in 1998 to conduct research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases with Dr. Peter St George-Hyslop at the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto. He was a recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award. Presently, Dr. Tandon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. The main focus of his research is to understand the early events that lead to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD) using cell and molecular biology techniques and to identify new therapeutic targets to modify and halt the neuronal deterioration in PD at a preclinical stage.