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Dr Yasir Ahmed Syed

Dr Yasir Ahmed Syed

CMU Research Fellow

School of Biosciences

+44 (0)29 2068 8314
Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Available for postgraduate supervision

The overarching goal of my lab is to define the key molecular pathways in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative disorders.  To gain insight into pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric and neurological disorder, such as mood disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease, we use patient derived pluripotent stem cells and differentiate them into neural linage cells in vitro. We employ combination of cellular, genetic, electrophysiological, behavioural and material science approaches to understand the mechanisms of disease initiation and progression, as to ultimately develop novel and reliable drug targets.

Complementary projects focuses on role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders and mechanisms underlying glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) invasion. 

Lab Members
Gareth Chapman (PhD Student)
Tanya Singh (PhD Student)
Sharna Lunn (PhD Student)
Iker Martinez Zalbidea (Research Assistant)
Katrina Savory (Research Assistant)

Research Fellow/ Group Leader (2017- present), Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2010 – 2016), Welcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

PhD(2005 – 2009) Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Germany and Medical University of Vienna, Austria.