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Clemens R. Scherzer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Harvard NeuroDiscovery Biomarker Program

Associate Neurologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital

Email: cscherzer@partners.org


Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience

Research Assistant

How does the human genome program 86 billion highly specialized neurons in the human brain? How is this program disrupted by diseases of the brain? In the inter-disciplinary Neurogenomics Lab, genomicists, computational and clinical scientists use Big Data to search for the answers to these big questions. We use next-generation genomics technologies to identify the complete set of building blocks and instructions needed to make healthy human brain cells and to discover which are defective in Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s disease. In our translational work we use genome, epigenome, metabolome, and digital health IT to develop a future personalized medicine for patients with Parkinson's and other neurologic diseases designed to diagnose and treat the right patient, with the right medicine, at the right time.

Genomic dark matter and personalized medicine

Linking Gaucher and Parkinson's Diseases, DNA Science Blog, December 8, 2016 »more

Mutations in GBA Gene Linked to Parkinson's Cognitive Decline, FoxFeed Blog, December 1, 2016 »more

Parkinson's Disease and Cognitive Decline: Genetic Link Revealed, BWH Bulletin, December 2, 2016 »more

Hot Topic: A New Biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease?
Movement Disorders, December 15, 2015 »more

Alpha-synuclein: Promising molecular test for Parkinson's disease, NETPR Highlights, 2015 »more

A glimpse into the future of biomedicine
Science Translational Medicine, 2014 »more

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards
February 2014 »more

The Harvard Biomarker Study's big plan
Lancet Neurology, June 26, 2013 »more

Biomarker for Huntington's disease identified
Harvard Gazette, October 3, 2011 »more

Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson's
The Washington Post, November 2, 2010 »more

Clemens Scherzer on cutting-edge Parkinson’s research
EarthSky, November 29, 2010 »more

Study links Parkinson’s to brain’s tiny power factories
Boston Globe, November 2, 2010 »more

Damaged cell powerhouses linked to Parkinson's
Nature, October 6, 2010 »more

Transcriptional regulation of α-synuclein: insights from blood?
Future Neurology, March 2009 »more

Interview - Searching for biomarkers in Parkinson's disease
Biomarkers in Medicine, April, 2009 »more

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