Robert V. Farese, Jr.

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Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases (HSPH)
Professor of Cell Biology
Bob Farese
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665 Huntington Avenue
Building I, Room 207A
Boston, MA 02115

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Trevor Holmes
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617-432-3076

Dr. Farese moved to Harvard in 2014, where he is a Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases in the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, and where he runs a joint laboratory with his scientific partner, Dr. Tobias Walther. Dr. Farese obtained his M.D. from Vanderbilt University and completed his Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Colorado before moving to the Gladstone Institutes at UCSF for endocrinology and research training. Dr. Farese was an investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF from 1994-2014, where his laboratory focused on lipid and energy metabolism, in particular the pathways of lipid synthesis and storage. Since 2007, Dr. Farese also has served as a Director of the Basic Research Program for the Consortium on Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Research (CFR), a collaborative effort to find cures for FTD, and on the board of the The Bluefield Project, which funds the CFR and other FTD-related projects.