Carlos Cruchaga, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

Director NeuroGenomics and Informatics

Knight-ADRC and DIAN Genetics Core leader

Dr. Cruchaga is a human genomicist with expertise in multiomics, informatics, and neurodegeneration.  He completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2005 at University of Navarra (Spain). During his first postdoc with Dr. Pastor he conducted statistical human genetics studies focused on Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson disease (PD). He then moved to Dr. Goate Lab to complete his training in quantitative human genomics. Dr. Cruchaga established his laboratory at Washington University in 2011, studying the genetic architecture of neurodegenerative diseases. His interests are focused in using human genomic and other omic data (proteomic, metabolomics, lipidomics) to identify and understand the biological process that lead to AD, PD, frontotemporal dementia and other neurodegenerative processes. In 2019, he became the leader of the NeuroGenomics and Informatics group.