Dr Rodrigo Duarte PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
After completing my PhD in Neuroscience at King’s in 2017, I began a postdoctoral research position in the Psychiatric Biogerontology & Translational Medicine (Powell) group, at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre. I research the genetics of psychiatric phenotypes and heritable diseases by analysing genomic and transcriptomic data, and by characterising the function of genes and human endogenous retroviruses using stem cell models. I have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, transcriptomics, tissue culture, and confocal microscopy. I am also a Teaching Fellow for the Applied Neuroscience MSc and the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc programmes at King’s College London.
- Psychiatric genetics
- Gene expression
- Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)
Psychiatric Biogerontology & Translational Medicine (Powell)
I teach Molecular Genetics at the Genes, Environment & Development in Psychology & Psychiatry MSc (GED PP). I am also a Teaching Fellow for the Applied Neuroscience MSc and the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc programmes.