Mayida Azhar PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Mayida Azhar received her B.S and M.Phil. in Molecular Biology from University of Punjab, Pakistan. She started her PhD at university of Cambridge in 2011 where her research focused on the role of Amyloid beta protein in Alzheimer’s disease. After receiving her PhD she joined Fugger group in November 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research broadly focuses on understanding the role of various genes and associated alleles in Multiple sclerosis. She is also interested in investigating the changes in gene expression as a result of transcriptome heterogeneity using single cell biology.

Education and Training

B.S (Zoology) 2005, University of Punjab, Pakistan.

M.Phil. (Molecular biology) 2008, Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, Lahore, Pakistan.

PhD (Genetics) 2011-2015, University of Cambridge, UK

Postdoc: 2015-present, WIMM, University of Oxford, UK.



Damian Crowther, Liisa van Vliet, Sue Kuhaudomlarp, Fabrice Gielen, Jing Yan, Mayida Azhar, Marie-Pierre Hinault, Florian Hollfelder. An Assay for seeded protein aggregation detects Abeta seeds in serum. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (2014); 10(4): 271.