Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD

Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco

2022 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator

PhD, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Training, University of California, San Francisco


Dr. Nowakowski is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. His lab applies new molecular engineering technologies to understand the development and function of diverse cell types in the human brain. Specifically, his goal is to answer unresolved questions about human subplate neurons, which play a critical role in cortical circuit development, and express many genes implicated in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Identifying mechanisms underlying their survival, connectivity and role in local circuit dynamics may offer inroads into gene therapy applications. Dr. Nowakowski received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK and completed his postdoctoral training at UCSF.