Rachael Neve


  • Director, Viral Gene Transfer Core
  • Senior Research Scientist, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Curriculum Vitae







Rachael Neve, PhD, has held faculty appointments at UC Irvine and Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining MIT in 2008, she was an associate professor of genetics and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Molecular Neurogenetics Laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Her laboratory at Harvard was one of the first to clone the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and Tau genes that are centrally involved in Alzheimer's disease. Her work has been cited more than 20,000 times.  She has published over 200 papers on the use of viral vectors in neuroscience, in areas ranging from learning and plasticity to Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric disorders.  Viral vectors produced by the core have been featured in more than 80 publications.

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