Gabriel Vargas, MD, PhD

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Gabriel Vargas

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Gabriel Vargas, MD, PhD, is a board certified psychiatrist and basic scientist. Gabriel obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in anthropology & genetics. He received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of California at Irvine and went on to complete a basic science research track residency in Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). After both a clinical and research fellowship he was appointed an assistant professor in the Psychiatry Department at UCSF where he spent 3 years leading a research group studying G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling and trafficking. He also served as the Medical Director of the University of California at San Francisco prodromal schizophrenia research program. After leaving academia in 2006 he spent five years at Roche the last 3 in Basel, Switzerland as head of the Neuroscience Biomarker Group where he worked on biomarkers and diagnostics including digital approaches. He joined Amgen in 2011 and leads a group of physician-scientists doing early development work in Neuroscience and heads the Digital Health activities in Medical Sciences.

Title: Head of Digital Health Medical Sciences

Company/Affiliation: Amgen

Industry: Biotech

Interest: Digital Health, Neuroscience

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