Naweed Syed

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ScientistNaweed I. Syed
NationalityPakistani-born Canadian
Alma Mater– University of Karachi (BSc, MSc) – University of Leeds (PhD)
PositionProfessor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Notable AchievementThe first scientist to connect brain cells to a silicon chip, creating the world’s first neurochip
Research Focus– Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain development and plasticity – Effects of various anesthetic agents on brain cell communication and cytotoxicity
Publications– Author of over 130 highly cited research papers published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, and Neuron
InnovationsProduced several dozen inventions and innovations
Honors and Awards– Outstanding Scientist Award from the Asian Community in Toronto (2004) – Canadian Sensation Award from South Asian Media Express Network (2012) – Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research by Pakistan-Canada Association (2012) – Outstanding Collaboration Award, Schulich School of Engineering (2012) – Canadians for Global Care Award of Recognition (2015) – Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) by the government of Pakistan (2017) – Canada-150 Medal by the Canadian Senate (2017)

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