Carlos Cruchaga, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry, Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis; Director, NeuroGenomics and Informatics Center, Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis


Carlos Cruchaga, Ph.D., is a human genomicist with expertise in multiomics, informatics, and neurodegeneration. He completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2005 at the University of Navarra in Spain. During his first post-doctoral, he conducted statistical human genetics studies focused on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, completing his training in quantitative human genomics. Dr. Cruchaga established his laboratory at Washington University in 2011, studying the genetic architecture of neurodegenerative diseases. His interests are focused on using human genomic and other omic data (proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics) to identify and understand the biological processes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other neurodegenerative processes. In 2019, he became the leader of the NeuroGenomics and Informatics group at Washington University.

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