Dr Ahmad Khundakar
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1219
- Address: Campus for Ageing and Vitality,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Ahmad's research mainly involves investigating the molecular and pathological mechanisms behind depression, as well as neurodegerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, using post-mortem brain tissue.
Ahmad previously supervised a National Institute for Health Research-funded laboratory-based PhD project examining the role of the thalamus in visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies and is currently co-supervisor of a laboratory-based Alzheimer's Society-funded Doctoral Training Centre PhD project (PIs, Thomas, Morris), examining the role of the anterior cingulate cortex in depression in dementia with Lewy bodies. He is part of the Neurodegenerative Pathology Research Group, led by Professor Johannes Attems.
Ahmad also has expertise in neuropharmacology, with his PhD focusing on the mechanisms of action of antidepressant drugs in the hippocampus.
Ahmad is also a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Teesside University.
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- Unger MS, Marschallinger J, Kaindl J, Klein B, Johnson M, Khundakar AA, Roßner S, Heneka MT, Couillard-Despres S, Rockenstein D, Masliah E, Attems J, Aigner L. Doublecortin expression in CD8+ T-cells and microglia at sites of amyloid-β plaques: A potential role in shaping plaque pathology?. Alzheimer's & Dementia 2018, Epub ahead of print.
- Erskine D, Ding J, Thomas AJ, Kaganovich A, Khundakar AA, Hanson PS, Taylor JP, McKeith IG, Attems J, Cookson MR, Morris CM. Molecular changes in the absence of severe pathology in the pulvinar in dementia with Lewy bodies. Movement Disorders 2018, epub ahead of print.