Professor and Associate Department Chair, Dept of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, TAMUHSC

Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D.Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D., is the Joseph Shelton Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Department Chair of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Sohrabji obtained a joint doctoral degree in Neurobiology & Biopsychology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, and completed her post-doctoral training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. She joined the faculty of Texas A&M College of Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Sohrabji directs a federally-funded research program that focuses on sex and age differences in cerebrovascular disease, specifically, biochemical and behavioral changes that occur in stroke-related injury, including brain-immune interactions, biomarkers and therapeutics for ischemic stroke. She was recently appointed Fellow of the American Heart Association (Stroke Council). Current research in her lab is funded by two NIH grants: one grant focuses on the therapeutic potential of the peptide hormone IGF-1 in aging females (NINDS), the second grant focuses on sex and age differences in miRNA and epigenetic markers, with a view to developing biomarkers for diseases and uncovering new therapeutic targets (NIA/ORWH). Dr. Sohrabji's professional service includes NIH and AHA study sections (chartered and ad hoc participation). She has published 60+ papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sohrabji is actively involved in the training of graduate and medical students and mentorship of junior faculty. Dr. Sohrabji is the founder and Director of the Women's Health in Neuroscience Program at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, and a strong advocate for the inclusion of gender/sex differences in biomedical research.

For more information on Dr. Sohrabji's experience and interests, please see her Curriculum Vitae.


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