Dr Ashwin Venkataraman is an Alzheimer's Society Clinical Research Fellow at the UKDRI at Imperial College London.
He is currently trying to understand early changes in Alzheimer's disease by looking at the mitochondria, synapses and amyloid.
He is working with Professor Paul Matthews and uses brain Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MRI) imaging.
Prior to this he was an Alzheimer's Research UK Clinical Fellow at the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit at Imperial College London working on how alcohol adds to amyloid deposition, and investigating a novel Imidazoline-2 receptor radioligand for Alzheimer's disease.
He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Before this he was an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Academic Foundation Programme Doctor, and graduated from University College London Medical School.
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