Moataz Assem receives Wellcome Trust Early Career Award

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Moataz Assem has been awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Early Career Award, totalling over £800k for five years, to investigate working memory brain circuits at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. His research aims to understand how we “actively” focus on limited information while also maintaining a broader “hidden” cognitive background. To this end, he will utilize innovative combinations of advanced techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electrocorticography (ECoG), and precision functional MRI (fMRI), alongside anatomical data from non-human primates. This multimodal approach holds significant implications for circuit-based clinical interventions. Moataz is collaborating with top institutions globally, including Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, the Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute/INSERM in Lyon, and the University of Oxford.

Moataz recently spoke at the annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar in a joint presentation with mentor John Duncan (pictured below). Congratulations to Moataz from all of your friends and colleagues at Cambridge Neuroscience!

Moataz and John Duncan

Posted on 29/04/2024