Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD

Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD

Principal Investigator

Research interests: stem cells, neurogenesis, astrogliogenesis

Dr. Nowakowski's research focuses on the molecular programs that regulate the distinctions between brain cell types and the signaling networks that control stem cell differentiation. By using cutting-edge genomic technologies, his research group can study the human brain at unprecedented resolution. His lab's goal is to determine how genetic mutations underlie the pathobiology of neurological disorders and ultimately identify new therapeutic targets.

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Education and Training

2007: BSc, University of Edinburgh
2012: PhD, University of Edinburgh
2017: Postdoctoral scholar, Developmental Neurobiology, UCSF
2021: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, UCSF

Academic Positions

2018-present: Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry, UCSF

Selected Awards

2021-2024: Distinguished Scientist Award, Sontag Foundation
2021: Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, Klingenstein-Simons Fund
2019-2021: NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
2018-2021: Investigator, Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub
2018-2021: Next Generation Leaders Council Member, Allen Institute for Brain Science
2018-2021: Simons Foundation Bridge to Independence Award, Simons Foundation for Autism Research
2018: Finalist, Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
2017-2018: Broad Innovation Award, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCSF
2017: Krieg Cortical Explorer, Cajal Club
2007-2011: Wellcome Trust 4-Year Studentship, Wellcome Trust