Oz is a neuroscience Ph.D. student at CABI. He carries out his research within the Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Imaging Group in a joint research collaboration with Eli Lilly & Co., with an interest in novel biomarker development using MRI. His work has a particular focus on studying tau pathology in AD and understanding cerebrospinal and interstitial fluid exchange in the brain.
Oz has a keen interest in science communication and the public engagement of science, and has represented the Centre at various events such as Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum, the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and Cheltenham Science Festival. He is also a member of The Science Showoff Talent Factory, with whom he gigs regularly. In addition, he runs the "Science Communication for Biomedicine" module which is part of the MSc in Advanced Biomedical Imaging at UCL.
Before embarking on his Ph.D, Oz was previously the Centre's Research Operations Manager. He worked closely with staff and students to help coordinate research projects and ensure smooth day to day running of the Centre. He also manages departmental accounts, liaising with the Centre Director, group leaders and the Centre's management committee to provide financial and strategic advice.
Oz also participates in outreach schemes such as In2ScienceUK, working with aspiring young scientists from low-income backgrounds to provide them with scientific work placement opportunities. He is also a co-founder of the Minorities in STEM network.
Email: o.ismail ( at ) ucl.ac.uk
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