Dr Adeel Razi
Senior Research Associate
Place of work / study:
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Area of Research:
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am an Electrical Engineer turned Neuroscientist who has studied and trained in Pakistan (B.E.), Germany (M.Sc.), Australia (Ph.D.) and now UK (postDoc). I am interested in understanding how different brain regions talk to each other and how this communications breaks down in the face of a neurological insult. My work takes a computational route to understand basic disease mechanisms by which pathogenic proteins produce large-scale neural network changes and damages.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I am father of 3 year old twin boys – lots of work but fun!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I didn’t really choose it. I was looking for something new back in 2012 after finishing my PhD in Electrical Engineering which had nothing to do with Neuroscience. I always believed in giving back to the society and when got an opportunity to work on an exciting project on Huntington’s disease, I took a dive. It has been a great fun and very fulfilling journey not only in terms of learning new skills and broadening my expertise but also in terms of personal satisfaction that I am contributing to find a cure for people with a debilitating disease.