Naweed I. Syed

University of Calgary, Canada

Naweed I. Syed is a Professor and the Head of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. He obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan in 1984 and Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology from the University of Leeds, UK in 1985. After a three-year postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary (1988–1991), he was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Syed has been the recipient of many international and national awards including Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (USA), Parker B. Francis Fellowship (USA), Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Scholarships and Scientist Awards, Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Investigator Award, and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In collaboration with his German colleagues, Dr. Syed's team was the first to develop a bionic hybrid which enabled direct dialog between the brain cells and the electronics. This study was highlighted in Time Magazine and on the Discovery Channel. Dr. Syed has published approximately 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals including several papers in Science, Nature, Neuron, and Journal of Neuroscience.

Biography Updated on 22 April 2009

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