Rahul S. Desikan, MD, PhD
Neuroradiology Section
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

To learn more about Rahul's work, please visit his webpage here.

Rahul is currently a neuroradiology fellow at UCSF. He did his radiology residency at UCSD and a research fellowship in imaging genetics of neurodegenerative diseases with Dr. Anders Dale. As a close collaborator of the Yokoyama lab, Rahul serves as the co-mentor and co-PI on numerous projects related to genetic pleiotropy and polygenic risk scoring for neurodegenerative diseases. 

Other Research Collaborators & Mentors

(in alphabetical order)

Sergio Baranzini, PhD - genetics, bioinformatics, and systems biology assessment of multiple sclerosis
Dena Dubal, MD, PhD - Laboratory for Neuroscience and Aging Research
Jill Hollenbach, PhD, MPH - immunogenetics of disease and population diversity
Suzee Lee, MD - Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab
Bruce Miller, MD - Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Imaging and Emotions
Howard Rosen, MD - Center for Psychophysiology and Behavior
William Seeley, MD - Selective Vulnerability Research Laboratory
Matthew State, MD, PhD - genetics and genomics of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders
Virginia Sturm, PhD - Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory
Christine Walsh, PhD - sleep in aging and neurodegenerative disease
Kristine Yaffe, MD - predictors of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults

Non-UCSF Collaborators
Giovanni Coppola, MD - University of California, Los Angeles
Aaron Gitler, PhD - Stanford University
Kenneth Kosik, MD - University of California, Santa Barbara