Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui trained as a biophysicist and biochemist during his graduate studies at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany. For postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia, he worked on mechanisms of neuronal synapse development. His postdoctoral work has contributed immensely to understanding how glutamatergic synapses form and function in the brain. In 2014, Dr. Siddiqui joined the University of Manitoba where he is appointed in the department of physiology and pathophysiology. The Siddiqui lab is located at the Klyesen Institute for Advanced Medicine, where he is a principal investigator in the Neuroscience Research Program. The Siddiqui lab focuses on the roles of synaptic adhesion and scaffolding molecules in the development, maintenance and plasticity of synapses and how these processes can be regulated in health and disease. Dr. Siddiqui has nurtured a multifaceted research program encompassing the molecular, systems, and behavioural branches of neuroscience. The Siddiqui lab has developed diverse approaches to address their questions; protein chemistry, glycobiology, cellular assays, molecular genetics, viral methods to manipulate neuronal circuits, slice electrophysiology, and animal behaviour.
- PhD, Department of Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, International Max Planck Research School and Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany (2006)
- Master of Science, Molecular Biology, International Max Planck Research School and Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany (2003)
- Bachelor of Science, Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India (2000)
- NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (2013)
- McGeer Prize for Basic Science, University of British Columbia (2013)
- Brain Star Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2013)
- McGeer Prize for Basic Science, University of British Columbia (2011)
- Brain Star Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2011)
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