Degree Name

Doctor of Science


School of Health Sciences


My case for a Higher Doctoral Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE, by academic publications in Neuroscience and Metabolism is based upon the originality, significant contribution to scientific knowledge, and international recognition of my research publications.

Goal: My research goal is to find the means to prevent and treat schizophrenia, obesity and their related metabolic disorders. My research has largely focused on the regulation of body metabolism in normal and diseased situations. I have employed modern molecular biology techniques to study the pathologies of the diseases using human tissue, animal models and cell culture. I have carried out some translational research aiming to translate new findings from basic research into novel pharmacological and clinical interventions for the benefit of human diseases.



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