Farhan, Sali

Sali Farhan, PhD

Sali Farhan is a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Benjamin Neale and Dr. Mark Daly. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics at Robarts Research Institute at Western University in Canada. Her PhD research focused on identifying the genetic basis of Mendelian diseases and complex neurodegenerative diseases primarily amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia. Together with Dr. Neale, she is analyzing whole exome and genome sequencing data from a large cohort of sporadic and familial ALS cases to elucidate the genetic determinants of neurodegeneration. Alongside Dr. Daly and Dr. Elise Robinson, she is studying the phenotypes of individuals who carry severe neurodevelopmental mutations but survive to adulthood cognitively intact.