Rachit Bakshi, Ph.D.

Assistant Investigator
Neurology, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
adenosine triphosphatases; astrocytes; cell nucleus; chromosomal proteins non-histone; core binding factor alpha 2 subunit; dna helicases; epigenetics; genes rrna; glutathione; movement disorders; neurodegenerative disease; neuroprotection; neuroprotective agents; nucleolus organizer region; parkinson's disease; parkinsonian disorders; sequence analysis protein; uric acid

Dr. Bakshi's research has been primarily focused on understanding the biology of neurodegenerative diseases, with an emphasis on Parkinson’s disease (PD). Dr. Bakshi received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Delhi in India, with postdoctoral training in cell biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School followed by a three-year fellowship at the Harvard Neuro Discovery Center/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since joining Mass General in 2012, he has worked to characterize neuroprotective mechanisms of urate and other protective factors in preclinical models of PD. His research findings highlight the importance of epidemiology-based research strategy as they hold considerable promise for new approaches for therapeutic development in neurodegenerative disorders. 



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