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Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Sama Ahmed

When: Friday, May 31, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Ward Building, 5-230, 303 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Emily Larsen   (312) 503-1687

Group: Department of Neuroscience Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Osama Ahmed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Weill Neurohub Term Assistant Professor


i am a weill neurohub term assistant professor in the department of psychology at the university of washington, seattle.

i completed my ph.d. training in neuroscience at ucsf and my postdoctoral tenure in the Murthy lab at the princeton neuroscience institute. my research interests span systems neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. currently, i am excited to delve deeper into the neurobiology of multitasking as a way to study how nervous systems generate and constrain different behaviors.

as a researcher, i am keen to practice science within alternate value systems that promote equity, safety, creativity, and imagination.

i acknowledge that the ahmed lab will operate on stolen Coast Salish land, on the ancestral lands of the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot Tribes. this acknowledgement is one way of resisting the erasure of indigenous histories and knowledge, and foregrounds our efforts to work differently in relationship to ourselves, each other, and the spaces wherein we work and live.

i am thankful to the BRAINS fellowship, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Weill NeuroHub, the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain, and the UW for supporting our research.

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