Bernardo Sabatini, MD, PhD, is a scientific expert on the development and regulation of synapses in the brain and the relationship of these processes to behavior and disease, including Parkinson’s.
Dr. Sabatini serves as the Alice and Rodman W. Moorhead III Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School after completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Sabatini’s laboratory focuses on understanding the function and regulation of synapses in the mammalian brain with a particular interest in how the function of synapses is perturbed in human disease such as autism, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s diseases. In order to conduct their studies, Dr. Sabatini and his group create new optical and chemical methods to be able to observe and manipulate the biochemical signaling associated with synapse function.
Dr. Sabatini obtained his doctorate degree from the Department of Neurobiology and medical degree from the Harvard/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Health Sciences and Technology.