Ahad Siddiqui

Ahad Siddiqui
Dr. Ahad M. Siddiqui is a Canadian neuroscientist with an interest in the role of neuroinflammation in central nervous system injury and disease. In 2009, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in Biology and Psychology. His interest in the biological aspects of psychology led him to choose to do his Ph.D. in neuroscience, which he completed in 2013 at McMaster University in Dr. Alexander K. Ball’s lab. His research looked at how microglia transplanted in different activation states would affect the survival of retinal ganglion cells after optic nerve injury. Dr. Siddiqui is now a post-doctoral research fellow at the University Health Network in the Fehlings¹ laboratory for neural repair and regeneration. He uses his experience in cell therapy and neuroinflammation to study how mesenchymal stromal cells from the umbilical cord can be used to treat spinal cord injury and through which mechanisms they have their beneficial effects.

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