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Seminar Highlights Advanced Therapeutic Approaches for Neurological Diseases

A seminar titled “Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases” was organized by the Department of Zoology at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad. The invited speaker for this event was Dr. Muhammad Ummear Raza, a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, USA.

Dr. Raza delivered a talk on “Harmony in the Brain: Unveiling Neural Oscillations for Advanced Neurological Therapies” and presented the latest research on this topic. Dr. Raza is an alumnus of QAU, having completed his MSc and MPhil from the Department of Zoology before pursuing further studies in the USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2022 from East Tennessee State University and began his postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester. His primary research focuses on therapeutics for neurological disorders, and he has contributed to several international publications in prestigious journals.

Neurological disorders are widespread, affecting millions of people globally. They are the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Over the past few decades, the number of deaths and disabilities due to neurological diseases has increased significantly, especially in low- and middle-income countries. With global population growth and aging, this trend is expected to continue, necessitating urgent measures to reduce this burden. Given the limitations of current treatment options, scientists are actively seeking novel and safer methods to cure and manage neurological disorders more effectively. In this context, Dr. Raza presented advanced therapeutic approaches that are currently undergoing trials for potential public use. The seminar attracted a large audience comprising students and faculty members.