Anil Wadhwani MD, PhD
Anil Wadhwani, MD, PhD is a resident physician in the Department of a Neurology and a post-doctoral fellow in the Penn Bioinformatics in Neurodegenerative Disease (BiND) Lab. Anil studies genetic and epigenetic factors that contribute to the spread of tau between brain regions. He is also particularly interested in patients that are cognitively resilient despite having brain pathology. Prior to this, Anil completed medical school and graduate training at Northwestern University where he modeled genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases using gene editing techniques in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells. His work has been supported by NIH-funded pre-doctoral (F30) and post-doctoral (R25) awards. In the clinic, Anil hopes to apply his scientific expertise to identify novel treatments for patients with the most severe disease.