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Yaseen Malik

DPhil Student

I completed my BS and MS (Pharm.) from India. Before joining Oxford in Nov 2019, I worked as a research assistant at the Central Drug Research Institute, India.  

The focus of my DPhil centres around studying the role of BDNF-TRKB signalling in the initiation process of motor dysfunction and early degenerative changes in a transgenic mouse model with a selective deletion of Trkb from the striatopallidal enkephalinergic medium spiny neurons. This includes studying the impact of the dysregulation of a newly identified key candidate gene on the increased vulnerability of striatal neurons for degeneration.

Currently, my DPhil is supported by Commonwealth Secretariat UK Fellowship (2019-22).

Outside of my laboratory research, I also undertake to demonstrate Pharmacology practicals to undergraduate and MSc students. I am also interested in outreach activities, and to this end, I work as Secretary with Oxford Pharmacology society.