Ali Torkamani, Ph.D., who is Assistant Professor of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) as well as Assistant Professor and Director of Drug Discovery at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), is a leader in the scientific field of quantitative genetics and genomics. By analyzing genetic and genomic data of many types in a systems biology framework, he hopes to advance scientific understanding about the genetic mechanisms of human diseases.
Dr. Torkamani was awarded the B.S. degree in chemistry at Stanford University and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at UC San Diego. Prior to his promotion to the Assistant Professor, he was a research scientist and Dickinson Fellow at STSI in 2008 and 2009. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Torkamani lectures in STSI’s clinical trial design graduate course in the Master’s Degree in Clinical & Translational Investigation and the Training Program in Translational Research for Advanced Doctoral Students programs.