Mariko F. Taga, PhD

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Mariko Taga, PhD is an Instructor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology, the Taub Institute and the Center for Translational and Computational Neuroimmunology), in the Division of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Taga received her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Southampton, UK in 2015. During her graduate studies, she examined the potential link between metabolic disorders and the chronic inflammation present in Alzheimer's disease, as a potential key contributor to dementia. She joined the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to investigate the implications of genetic variants in Alzheimer's disease, specifically genes related to the innate immune system and she continued her research fellowship at the Taub Institute.

Dr. Taga’s current research focuses on the influence of peripheral inflammation on different glia cells in neurodegenerative disorders.

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Neurology Sciences (in Neurology and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUMC

Gender

  • Female