Carsten Russ is a Research Scientist in Genome Sequencing and Analysis Program at the Broad Institute. In this capacity, he is responsible for the management and development of scientific projects that utilize new sequencing technologies. Further, Carsten also co-ordinates several Sanger based medical sequencing projects at the Broad.
Carsten joined the Broad Institute in 2005, after completing his postdoctoral work on the genetics of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in the laboratory of Robert H. Brown at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Carsten received his Ph.D. in Genetics and M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, where he worked on the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.