Dr Bhuvaneish T Selvaraj

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Dr Bhuvaneish T Selvaraj

Chancellor's Fellow
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Bhuvaneish’s research focus is to decipher why motor neurons are selectively vulnerable as observed in MND, and also to identify methods to improve the lost neuron-muscle connections. To achieve this he uses a combination of advanced human stem cell technology to generate patient “disease-in-a-dish” models and state-of-the-art genome-manipulation tools for his experiments.

Bhuvaneish is an engineering graduate from Anna University, India. He began his scientific research career with a PhD in neurobiology at University of Wuerzburg, Germany. In 2014, he moved to the University of Edinburgh to undertake his post-doctoral research on human stem cell disease modelling of neurodegenerative diseases. In 2020 he was awarded a Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh.