Dr. Farhad Imam is a neonatologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and specializes in the care of critically ill premature and term infants.
He attended Stanford University for his undergraduate, medical and scientific training, where he used traditional single-gene methods in concert with genome-wide studies he helped innovate to study large-scale gene regulation during development and organogenesis. After obtaining his doctoral degree in biochemistry, he went on to Harvard Medical School for his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in neonatology.
Dr. Imam's research aims to identify new molecular factors that protect the developing brain against harmful cellular stresses, such as oxygen deprivation. His work has resulted in multiple high-profile scientific publications in journals including Science, Cell, Genetics and Nature. The ultimate goal of this work is to discover novel therapies to help protect high-risk newborns and to minimize their risk of developing cerebral palsy and/or seizure disorders.
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