Robert V. Farese, Jr.

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Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases (Harvard T.H. Chan SPH)
Professor of Cell Biology
Bob Farese

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Building I, Room 207A
Boston, MA 02115

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Dr. Robert Farese, Jr., is a Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, where he runs a laboratory jointly with Dr. Tobias Walther. Dr. Farese obtained his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, did medical training at the University of Colorado, and his postdoctoral research training at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes. Dr. Farese was an investigator at Gladstone/UCSF from 1994-2014, where his laboratory focused on lipid and energy metabolism, in particular elucidating the biochemical and cell biological pathways of neutral lipid synthesis and storage. Since 2007, Dr. Farese also works in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, with an emphasis on investigating lipid metabolism in the central nervous system. He is the Director of Basic Research for the Consortium on Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Research (CFR), a collaborative effort to find cures for FTD, and serves on the board of the the Bluefield Project to Cure FTD.