Assistant Professor  |  Principal Investigator

Rachel Harding


Structural Genomics Consortium
101 College St., Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1L7
Research Interests
neurodegenerative diseases
Not accepting graduate students

Dr. Harding is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Principal Investigator at the Structural Genomics Consortium. Dr. Harding completed her undergraduate and DPhil in structural biology at the University of Oxford, before moving to the University of Toronto for her postdoctoral training. The focus of Dr. Harding’s research is the huntingtin protein, mutated in people with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a devastating, incurable, genetic, neurodegenerative disease caused by a CAG-tract expansion in the Huntingtin gene. Dr. Harding studies the structure-function of the huntingtin protein in both its wildtype and disease forms, with a view to better understand the mechanisms of disease, as well as trying to find new avenues of therapeutic intervention.