Riaz Farookhi, PhD SM SB
Dr Riaz Farookhi started his career as a Chemical Engineer. While working in research as an Engineer at Dupont, he enrolled in courses in Bioengineering and Neuroanatomy (!!!) at Columbia University in New York City. It was during these studies he was bitten by the biology bug. He went on to complete a PhD in Cell Biology at Tufts University, followed by postdoctoral training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Michigan. He was then recruited to McGill University.
Dr Farookhi currently holds appointments in two departments: Physiology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is active in undergraduate teaching and research involving the cell biology of the ovary and has served on grant committees for CIHR and FRSQ, as well as the Editorial Board for Endocrinology and as Director of the McGill Center for the Study of Reproduction.