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Richa Saxena, PhD

Richa Saxena, PhD


Assistant in Genetics; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Professional Activities

  • Member, Center for Human Genetics Research, MGH
  • Affiliate, Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

My laboratory focuses on defining genetic factors and molecular mechanisms that interconnect circadian rhythms, sleep and metabolism in humans. Current projects include genetic, pharmacogenetic, physiologic and functional characterization of circadian and sleep genes implicated in type 2 diabetes. We are also starting studies on the genetics of pre-eclampsia, a common disorder in pregnant women that strongly predicts risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease later in life.

Medical Training

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • BA, Cornell University, 1991


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Contact Information

Center for Human Genetic Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard B. Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge Street, CPZN 6.812
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-8758

Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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