Ralda Nehme, Ph.D

Ralda Nehme is a principal investigator at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she also directs the stem cell program. Nehme and her lab investigate the genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases using human stem cell models.

Nehme completed her Ph.D. in the lab of Barbara Conradt at Dartmouth College, where she studied neuronal development in C. elegans. She then pursued her postdoctoral studies in the lab of Kevin Eggan at Harvard University, where she became interested in modeling psychiatric disease and developed efficient methods to generate neurons from human stem cells.