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Saif Ahmad, PhD

Saif Ahmad, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Saif Ahmad, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Ahmad’s expertise includes molecular studies of neurodegenerative diseases. He is a member of the American Heart Association and Indian Academy of Neurosciences.

Dr. Ahmad earned his doctorate in biotechnology from Hamdard University in New Delhi, India, and his Master of Science in organic chemistry from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India. He began his postdoctoral fellowship in the Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. The laboratory moved to Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, where he completed his training.

Dr. Ahmad’s current research focuses on the inflammatory mechanisms of stroke. He is particularly fascinated with the molecular mechanisms governing complement-mediated neurodegeneration, neurovascular dysfunction, and synapse elimination in stroke. He is also interested in vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia.

Saif Ahmad, PhD

Saif Ahmad, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Saif Ahmad, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Ahmad’s expertise includes molecular studies of neurodegenerative diseases. He is a member of the American Heart Association and Indian Academy of Neurosciences.

Dr. Ahmad earned his doctorate in biotechnology from Hamdard University in New Delhi, India, and his Master of Science in organic chemistry from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India. He began his postdoctoral fellowship in the Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. The laboratory moved to Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, where he completed his training.

Dr. Ahmad’s current research focuses on the inflammatory mechanisms of stroke. He is particularly fascinated with the molecular mechanisms governing complement-mediated neurodegeneration, neurovascular dysfunction, and synapse elimination in stroke. He is also interested in vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia.