Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva
Researcher, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva obtained her PhD in Biochemistry at Moscow State University (Russia) in 1988. Since 1992, Dr. Rogaeva has been conducting molecular genetics research on a variety of neurodegenerative diseases at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto, most notably in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. In 2001, Dr. Rogaeva was the recipient the “New Pioneer Award” (in the Science & Technology category; Government of Ontario, Canada) for her efforts in studying the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders.
Currently, Dr. Rogaeva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Neurology Division at the University of Toronto. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rogaeva has contributed substantially to the development of effective genetic testing of familial Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in clinical practice. For instance, she played a central role in the discovery and characterization of the two presenilin genes responsible for the most aggressive early-onset form of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Rogaeva is the author of 164 peer-reviewed publications and she is tightly involved in teaching at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva Grants
- A methylation study of C9orf72 and the development of a novel diagnostic test
- The development of a novel biomarker for ALS and FTD based on epigenetic studies of C9orf72
- A genomic-imaging analysis of the GENetic Frontotemporal dementia Initiative (GENFI): Development for a robust clinical trials platform