Sudhir Sivakumaran, PhD
Dr. Sivakumaran has spent the last two years working in industry, first as Senior Manager, External Partnerships & Alliances, Neuroscience at Pfizer in Cambridge and most recently as Associate Director, Research Management at Aptinyx in the Chicago area. Prior to joining industry, Sudhir was a Research Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine after completing postdoctoral fellowships in three countries; Dept of Neuroscience at Tufts University in Boston, University of Helsinki, Finland and SISSA/ISAS, Trieste, Italy, upon completion of a PhD in Neuroscience in Trieste.
Prior to his PhD, Sudhir was a research fellow at NCBS, Bangalore, India and University of Tokyo, Japan in computational modeling and simulations and systems biology. His research expertise and interests center around neurophysiological mechanisms in neurodegeneration and neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Stroke and Epilepsy.
Sudhir has been active mentoring numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in addition to being a mentor with the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women In Science (Mass AWIS).