Urwah Nawaz

Urwah Nawaz

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are a group of disorders caused by disruption of
normal brain development and affect about 10% to 15% of the population. While the onset of these disorders is during early stages of brain development, NDDs can have lifelong effects and are major source of economic and clinical care burden on the health care system.

Functional work has shown the genes associated with NDDs have a role in conserved pathways during brain development and suggest that the diverse genes implicated in these disorders may converge on specific pathways during brain development.

My PhD project explores the use of network-based techniques and their applications to brain transcriptomic data to study convergence of genes associated across different NDDs.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - 2023 Junior Computational Scientist Pending AI
    2018 - 2019 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Urdu Can speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Genetics & Evolution)
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Aaustralia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

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