McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Rakesh Karmacharya, MD, PhD, is working at the intersection of chemical biology and stem cell biology to investigate the cellular-molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, using patient-specific stem cells to generate human neuronal cultures. His current research aims to discover new pathways relevant to disease biology and develop small molecules that can be translated into novel therapies through the application of chemical biology approaches.
Dr. Karmacharya is medical director of McLean OnTrackTM, director of Stem Cell Research at the MGH Center for Experimental Drugs & Diagnostics and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a faculty member in the Harvard Chemical Biology Program and the Harvard Program in Neuroscience and is also an associate member of the Chemical Biology Program at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and an affiliate faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Belmont campus - Admissions Building, Room G-S093