Arfan Ikram PhD

Assistant professor, Erasmus MC University Medical Center

ikram_a_smallArfan Ikram is assistant professor and head of neuro-epidemiologic research at the departments of Epidemiology, Radiology, Neurology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam. His research focuses on the etiology of neurologic diseases in the elderly, including dementia, Alzheimer disease, stroke, Parkinson disease, and polyneuropathy. His main interest is to elucidate the earliest signs of brain diseases and to understand how these lead to clinical manifestation of disease. To this aim he has used data from the Rotterdam Study.

In his research, he has used neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging, genome-wide and sequencing technology, and recently electronic gait assessments and electromyography. Dr. Ikram has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers; received grants from ZonMW and Nederlandse Hartstichting; and been awarded the research prize EUR 2011 and de Leon prize from the Alzheimer Association 2012.

Arfan Ikram contributed as a speaker to the PCDI Postdoc Retreat Life Sciences 2013.