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Academic Biography

Ahmad is a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University and Associate Lecturer at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University. He has a broad base of expertise in biomedical science and neuroscience and has published and presented extensively in neuropharmacology and neuropathology.

Summary of Research Interests

Ahmad's research has mainly involved investigating the molecular and pathological mechanisms behind depression, as well as neurodegerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, using post-mortem brain tissue.

Ahmad previously supervised a National Institute for Health Research-funded laboratory-based PhD project examining the role of the thalamus in visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies and is currently co-supervisor of a laboratory-based Alzheimer's Society-funded Doctoral Training Centre PhD project, examining the role of the anterior cingulate cortex in depression in dementia with Lewy bodies. He also has expertise in neuropharmacology, with his PhD focusing on the mechanisms of action of antidepressant drugs in the hippocampus.

 

Research Projects & External Funding

Co-investigator. 2015–2019. ‘Understanding the basis and interaction of non-cognitive and cognitive symptoms in dementia with Lewy bodies’. Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centre Grant. £350,000. Applicants: Thomas AJ, Morris CM, Attems JA, Khundakar AA, Taylor JP, Rochester L, LeBeau F, Blamire A, Galna B, Gallacher P.

External Research Collaborations

Ahmad is part of the Neurodegenerative Pathology Research Group at Newcastle University, led by Professor Johannes Attems.

https://research.ncl.ac.uk/ndprg/

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Ahmad currently leads the BSc (hons) Biomedical Science programme and teaches in pathology, pharmacology and neuroscience. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Biomedical Science and the Higher Education Academy. 

External Roles and Professional Activities

Associate Editor 'Frontiers in Psychiatry' 

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Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Ahmad Khundakar is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Lewy Body Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Pathology Medicine & Life Sciences
Dementia Medicine & Life Sciences
Alzheimer Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Medicine & Life Sciences
Prefrontal Cortex Medicine & Life Sciences
Hallucinations Medicine & Life Sciences
Neuroglia Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)

Specific patterns of neuronal loss in the pulvinar nucleus in dementia with lewy bodies

Erskine, D., Thomas, A. J., Attems, J., Taylor, J. P., McKeith, I. G., Morris, C. M. & Khundakar, A., 1 Mar 2017, In : Movement Disorders. 32, 3, p. 414-422 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Pulvinar
Lewy Body Disease
Hallucinations
Lewy Bodies
Visual Perception
2 Citations (Scopus)
97 Downloads (Pure)

Stereological approaches to dementia research using human brain tissue

Erskine, D. & Khundakar, A., 1 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. 76, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Dementia
Brain
Research
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Research Personnel
3 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Doublecortin expression in CD8+ T-cells and microglia at sites of amyloid-β plaques: A potential role in shaping plaque pathology?

Unger, M. S., Marschallinger, J., Kaindl, J., Klein, B., Johnson, M., Khundakar, A., Roßner, S., Heneka, M. T., Couillard-Despres, S., Rockenstein, E., Masliah, E., Attems, J. & Aigner, L., 31 Aug 2018, In : Alzheimer's and Dementia. 14, 8, p. 1022-1037 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Amyloid Plaques
Microglia
Pathology
T-Lymphocytes
Calcium
28 Citations (Scopus)

Neuropathology of depression in Alzheimer's disease: Current knowledge and the potential for new treatments

Khundakar, A. A. & Thomas, A. J., 1 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 44, 1, p. 27-41 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Alzheimer Disease
Depression
Dementia
Therapeutics
Antidepressive Agents
14 Citations (Scopus)
96 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of primary visual cortex in dementia with Lewy bodies indicates GABAergic involvement associated with recurrent complex visual hallucinations

Khundakar, A., Hanson, P. S., Erskine, D., Lax, N. Z., Roscamp, J., Karyka, E., Tsefou, E., Singh, P., Cockell, S. J., Gribben, A., Ramsay, L., Blain, P. G., Mosimann, U. P., Lett, D. J., Elstner, M., Turnbull, D. M., Xiang, C. C., Brownstein, M. J., O'Brien, J. T., Taylor, J. P. & 4 others, Attems, J., Thomas, A. J., McKeith, I. G. & Morris, C. M., 1 Jan 2016, In : Acta neuropathologica communications. 4, 1, 66.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Lewy Body Disease
Hallucinations
Visual Cortex
Interneurons
Vesicular Glutamate Transport Proteins

Press / Media

Newcastle experts to address national dementia meeting

Ahmad Khundakar

19/03/14

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Alzheimer's conference

Ahmad Khundakar

19/03/14

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Dementia conference features Newcastle academics

Ahmad Khundakar

20/03/14

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Undergraduate bursaries to encourage careers in dementia research

Ahmad Khundakar

3/06/14

1 item of Media coverage

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