Assistant Director, Scientific Affairs
Rachel Lane, PhD is the Assistant Director, Scientific Affairs at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Dr. Lane’s responsibilities include development and management of all aspects of the Foundation’s drug discovery programs in addition to the development of resources to address critical unmet needs in the field.
Dr. Lane earned her Ph.D in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Sheffield, UK before completing 3 years of postdoctoral training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Lane’s postdoctoral research, in a team led by Dr. Sam Gandy, uncovered common mechanistic links between Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition to her experience in basic research, Dr. Lane gained experience in drug development through her position as an Analyst Intern at a New York based Venture Capital firm and the Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program at New York’s Stony Brook University, for which she received a Directors Scholarship. She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the New York Academy of Sciences and has published numerous first authored research publications and reviews in peer reviewed journals.