University of Toronto

Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva is a Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and has a Chair position in Research on Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CRND). She obtained her PhD in biochemistry at Moscow State University, Russia. Since 1992, she’s been conducting molecular genetics research on neurodegenerative diseases at the University of Toronto and the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. She’s contributed substantially to the development of effective genetic testing of different forms of dementia in clinical practice and 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.