Richa Saxena, PhD

Position: Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, HMS Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar Associate Member, Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute
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Richa Saxena, a human geneticist, uses genetics to understand the biological basis of people’s daily behavioral rhythms and sleep patterns, and to illuminate meaningful links of sleep and circadian rhythms with neurologic, psychiatric and metabolic diseases. Her goal is to apply these findings to prevent, manage or treat sleep disorders and related diseases. She has also contributed to understanding of the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes and preeclampsia.