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Kariuki Symon

Affiliateship: 2018 - 2022

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Dr Kariuki is a Postdoctoral Scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya, and a Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. He is also a fellow at the Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, USA. Dr Kariuki was funded by the British Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to study MSc in Clinical Neurosciences of the Epilepsies at Kings College London from 2010-2011, and by the Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship to study a DPhil in Clinical Medicine (specialising in Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology) from 2012-2016 at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University Oxford, where his DPhil project won a Graduate Research Prize of the Medical Sciences Division. He has a broad research interest in the epidemiology of neurological, neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders in people living in sub-Saharan Africa, including the genetic susceptibility to these disorders.