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Profile – Dr Siddharth Ramanan

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Dr Siddharth Ramanan

Name:

Dr Siddharth Ramanan

Job title:

Research Associate

Place of work / study:

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK

Area of Research:

Heterogeneity of symptoms in neurodegenerative dementia syndromes

How is your work funded?

Currently, I am funded by my supervisor’s grants (Medical Research Council and European Research Council)

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of Cambridge. My research focuses on understanding dementia better and developing accurate methods to better diagnose different dementia syndromes. I finished my Ph.D. at The University of Sydney, Australia in 2020 and prior to that, I worked as a researcher at a local hospital in my home town of Bangalore, India.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I enjoy learning about new cultures and their history through their food. I have travelled to 23 countries, most of which have centered around exploring local cuisines and learning about cultures.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I was fascinated with the field of memory ever since I first heard about Clive Wearing. To understand how memory abilities function, I started studying Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia syndromes, which paved the way for a career in dementia research.

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