Linares, Anthony J., M.D., Ph.D.
  • Clinical Fellow in Neurogenetics and Neurobehavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Linares, Anthony J., M.D., Ph.D.


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Neurogenetics and Neurobehavior.



Anthony Linares received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College, and MD and PhD from UCLA. He completed residency in Neurology at UCLA. He is currently an R25 clinical and research fellow at UCLA and Caltech.

As a clinical fellow, he is training in neurogenetics and neurobehavior. He is interested in understanding the present and future role of genetics in diagnosing and managing patients with complex neurodegenerative diseases. Working with Drs. Fogel, Rexach, and Vossel, he is excited to learn how genetics assists with the diagnosis and risk assessment of the dementias.

As a research fellow, he is working under the mentorship of Dr. Long Cai at Caltech. In Dr. Cai’s laboratory, he is applying spatial genomics to the study of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He will leverage this novel technology to study how single cells interact in their local tissue environments to mediate Alzheimer’s neurodegeneration.



  • B.A., Chemistry, Pomona College
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.D., Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency, Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship, Neurology, Biology, and Neurogenetics, UCLA Institute of Technology, University of California, Los Angeles


Honors and Awards

2020 NINDS Research Education Grant (R25), UC Los Angeles
2017 Richard D. Walter Award for Excellence in Neurology, UC Los Angeles
2017 Edith and Carl Lasky Memorial Graduation Award, UC Los Angeles
2017 Ray E. and Louise T. Teal Medical Education & Research Fellowship, UC Los Angeles
2013 NIH Predoctoral Fellow, Neurobehavioral Genetics (5T32NS048004:08), UC Los Angeles
2011 NIH Predoctoral Fellow, Neural Repair (5T32NS07449:14), UC Los Angeles
2008 Stanley D. Wilson Prize in Chemistry, Pomona College


Publications (Selected Publications)

    • Yeom KH, Mitchell S, Linares AJ, Zheng S, Lin CH, Wang XJ, Hoffmann A, Black DL. Polypyrimidine tract-binding protein blocks miRNA-124 biogenesis to enforce its neuronal-specific expression in the mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 115(47):E11061-E11070, 2018. PMCID: PMC6255174
    • Linares AJ, Lin CH, Damianov A, Adams KL, Novitch BG, Black DL.The splicing regulator PTBP1 controls the activity of the transcription factor Pbx1 during neuronal differentiation. Elife. 4, e09268, 2015. PMCID: PMC4755740
    • Han A, Stoilov P, Linares AJ, Zhou Y, Fu XD, Black DL. De Novo Prediction of PTBP1 Binding and Splicing Targets Reveals Unexpected Features of Its RNA Recognition and Function. PLoS Comput. Biol. 10(1):e1003442, 2014. PMCID: PMC3907290
    • Friedland GD, Linares AJ, Smith CA, Kortemme T. A simple model of backbone flexibility improves modeling of side-chain conformational variability. J. Mol. Biol. 380:757-775, 2008. PMCID: PMC3574579
    • Garza-Lopez RA, Linares A, Yoo A, Evans G, Kozak, JJ. Invariance relations for random walks on simple cubic lattices. Chem. Phys. Lett. 421:287-294, 2006.


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