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Short Description

Sources of Funding

  • NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • Felix Scholarship, University of Oxford

Abishek Arora

BSc (Hons), MSc


Research Assistant

  • Secretary, Cortex Club – Oxford Neuroscience Society

Research Summary

Research Summary

An understanding of how the brain develops and how it deteriorates with age in health and disease is essential for designing targeted interventions that improve patient well-being. I am interested in the molecular and clinical processes that underlie such phenomenon. Such knowledge can be applied for developing robust and cost-effective diagnostic and treatment strategies.

I closely work with Prof Gabriele C DeLuca on characterising novel post-mortem molecular markers in Multiple Sclerosis. I am developing a high-throughput system for the culture cerebral organoids with Prof Francis G Szele and Prof Hua Ye. As a Research Assistant for OPTIMA, I work with Dr Louise Silver and analyse the clinical processes underpinning dementia.

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Biography

Biography

Abishek received his Master of Science in Neuroscience (2016-2017) from the Department of Experimental Psychology and St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. He was awarded with the prestigious Felix Scholarship to pursue his graduate studies at Oxford, specialising in neurodevelopment, motor systems, molecular neuroscience and clinical mental health.

Before moving to Oxford, Abishek completed a Bachelors of Science (Honours) in Medical Biotechnology (2012-2016) from Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India. At Amity, he was awarded with a Gold Medal and Chancellor's Award in recognition of his academic and social welfare activities.