Research Focus


  • Rare Genetic Disorders
  • Clinical Neurosciences
  • Neuroimaging
  • Machine Learning
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Genetic disorders
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Autism spectrum condition
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning disabilities
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Behavioural analysis
  • Signal processing
  • Cross-sectional and cohort studies
  • Neuropsychological testing
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    Dr Reem (Eema) Al-Jawahiri

    University Position
    Research Associate


    I am a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. I work as part of the Genomic Disorders and Cognitive Development lab group (, led by Dr Kate Baker. My research aims to improve the understanding of brain function and symptomology in rare genetic syndromes associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric problems. I work with primary and secondary human phenotypic and neuroimaging data, in addition to mouse in-vivo electrophysiological signals and in-vitro cellular functional assays. I enjoy conducting multidisciplinary research that integrates multiple levels of information to investigate a research problem. I am involved in the Brain and Behaviour in Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Genetic Origin (BINGO) project ( and the phenotypic and brain function characterisation of synaptic vesicle cycling disorders, including SYT1 de-novo variants.

    Key Publications