Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina FRSA

I am a Group Leader at the Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (BioRTC) at Yobe State University. I also hold a Research Fellow role at Sussex Neuroscience. My research seeks to understand the underlying mechanism of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease in African residents, with a particular focus on APOE, tau and amyloid-beta. I obtained a BSc in Human Anatomy from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, an MSc in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience and a PhD in Neuroscience, both from the University of Sussex, UK. Read about my Research.

I am also passionate about open science and inspiring/training the next generation of scientists. For this reason, since 2013, I have organised and participated in many public outreach projects in Africa and the UK. I also founded and currently lead many large-scale projects in Neuroscience and science communication in Africa. Learn more about my African Science activities and Science Communication projects.