Dr Siddharth Ramanan
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.