Edoardo Marcora, PhD

Dr. Edoardo "Dado" Marcora graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pavia, Italy with a degree in biological sciences. He then continued his training as a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and as a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, where he investigated the function of the Huntingtin gene in Huntington's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. He then moved to Cambridge, UK, to train and work as a computational biologist in the Vertebrate Genomics group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Following that he moved back to the United States to join the Neuroscience Discovery department at Amgen in San Francisco, where he applied his wet lab (molecular and cellular neurobiology) and dry lab (human genetics and integrative genomics) expertise to drug hunting for AD. He recently moved back to academia as an associate professor in the departments of Neuroscience and Human Genetics & Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, where he continues his basic research and translational efforts in AD using a state-of-the-art experimental and computational toolkit, in collaboration with Drs. Alison Goate and Anne Schaefer within the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease.