Associate Professor (Department of Medicine, Neurology division) Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (T CRND), University of Toronto
Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva obtained her PhD in Biochemistry at Moscow State University (Russia) in 1988. Since 1992 Dr. Rogaeva has been conducting molecular genetics research on a variety of neurodegenerative diseases at the University of Toronto (Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases), most notably on Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson's Disease.
In 2001, for her efforts in studying the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders, Dr. Rogaeva was the recipient the “New Pioneer Award” (in Science & Technology category; government of Ontario, Canada).
Currently Dr. Rogaeva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Neurology
Division at the University of Toronto. During the past 20 years Dr. Rogaeva has contributed
substantially to the development of effective genetic testing of familial Alzheimer’s Disease in
clinical practice. For instance, she 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
Dr. Rogaeva is the author of 160 peer-reviewed publications. In addition, Dr. Rogaeva is tightly
involved in teaching at the University of Toronto.