Dr Ali Jahanshahianvar, Ph.D. (A.)

Dr. Ali Jahanshahi is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at MUMC+. He leads the fundamental neuromodulation research group and is experienced in several rodent models of neurological disorders. Dr. Jahanshahi received his Ph.D. from UM in 2012, conducting research on monoaminergic neurotransmitters alterations in neurodegenerative disorders and neuromodulation. As a postdoctoral researcher at the UM, he was awarded an NWO-VENI grant in 2015. In 2016, he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at MUMC+ as an assistant professor. Currently, he is leading his own research group in the field of neuromodulation. He has been primary/co-applicant in a number of successful grant applications including Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative (CHDI, USA), NWO, European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN), Stichting de Weijerhorst, Hersenstichting, and several industry grants. In October 2020, he received the NWO-VIDI grant to continue his work on wireless neuromodulation using nanomaterials, which is a significant step in establishing his research line at the interface of neuroscience and nanotechnology. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of neuromodulation and neurological and psychiatric disorders.