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Yasir Widatalla

Research Assistant, SHINE

Yasir works as a Research Assistant for the SHINE project based in Cambridge, where he undertakes various responsibilities. These include identifying and reaching out to suitable patients and volunteers for study participation. He is also tasked with scheduling MRI, PET, and/or M/EEG imaging studies as well as applying behavioural tests and utilizing neurophysiological/imaging instruments both in clinic settings and during research study visits.

Yasir holds an MBBS degree from Sudan and was awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue Clinical Neuroscience at UCL during the academic year 22/23. His project at UCL focused on Electrophysiology and involved the study of EEG/calcium imaging.

Yasir is also a BNA scholar in 2024 (British Neuroscience Association). With a strong ambition to become a neurologist specializing in neurophysiology, Yasir demonstrates a keen interest in advancing his expertise in this field