Thamir Eid, PhD Molecular Neuroscience
Full name: Thamir Eid
Degree title and year of programme: PhD Molecular Neuroscience 2022
Nationality: Saudi Arabia
After completing a PhD from University College London (UCL) Queen Square Institute of Neurology (IoN) in Molecular Neuroscience in 2022, Dr Thamir Eid joined as an Honorary research fellow in Molecular Neuroscience at the Queen Square Brain Bank. Dr Thamir Eid was awarded a top prize and won the best poster presentation on his work focusing on synaptic proteins in Parkinson’s disease associated with GBA mutations at UCL SenSy T Symposium 2019. Dr Thamir Eid was also awarded a top prize for his poster presentation at the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Conference 2021 and won third prize at the 22nd Queen Square Symposium poster competition, open to PhD and MSc/MRes students across all domains of neuroscience within the IoN community. He has research interest in the molecular mechanisms underlying several neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease with dementia, and dementia with Lewy body associated with GBA mutations.
Dr Thamir Eid is a member of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) as well as the British Neuropathological Society (BNS).
Mr Thamir Eid, a PhD Student at the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences and Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders working with Prof John Hardy, Dr Rina Bandopadhyay, Prof Tom Warner, and Prof Tammaryn Lashley, is a recipient of multiple prizes on his work.
"UCL Brain Sciences involves several internationally renowned scientists who contribute to ground-breaking discoveries and offers first-class facilities not found under one hood elsewhere in the world. UCL has provided me with a distinctive opportunity to pursue my passion for neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology under the excellent guidance of my supervisors (Prof John Hardy, Dr Rina Bandopadhyay, Prof Tom Warner, and Prof Tammaryn Lashley). I am very excited to be awarded multiple prizes on my research work. The collaborations with Professor Paul from Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Kings College London, and Professor Hilal Lashuel from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland have opened new doors for me to broaden my research into Parkinson's disease in other internationally renowned centres and contribute to new discoveries.