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Riaz Farookhi, PhD SM SB

Dr Riaz Farookhi
PhD SM SB
Academic Title: 
Associate Professor
Academic Title, Department: 
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Hospital Title: 
Research Scientist, Human Reproduction and Development Axis
Division: 
Reproductive Biology
Site: 
MUHC
Address: 
MUHC-RVH, F3.44
Telephone: 
514-934-1934 x 34752
Email Address: 
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Clinical/Research Interests: 
Cell adhesion
Cell biology
Follicle development
Granulosa cell differentiation
Oocyte maturation
Ovarian function
Signal transduction
Tissue patterning
WNT signaling
Biography: 

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.