Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji


BoD Chair - Neuroscientist
Ph.D., McGill University, 2012

Dr. NAFISA M. JADAVJI is a Neuroscientist. She is Researcher at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Instructor at Carleton University. She completed her doctoral training at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Her research focuses on understanding how one carbon metabolism affects neurological function over the lifespan using model systems. She is also interested in maternal contributions on offspring neurological health. Her research has been published in Biochemical Journal, Neuroendocrinology, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, Human Molecular Genetics, Nutrition reviews, European Journal of Neuroscience, Neural Regeneration Research, and Neurobiology of Disease. Dr. Jadavji has been funded by the Federation of European Neuroscience Society (Europe), NeuroWIND (Germany), Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Science & Engineering Research Council (Canada), International Brain Research Organization, Parkinson's disease Foundation (US), Burroughs Wellcome Fund (US) and Fonds de la recherché en santé Québec (Canada). She is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Neurotoxicity Research, Journal of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience. Dr. Jadavji is an Editorial member for Frontiers in Nutrition and JSM Nutritional Disorders Journals. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Journal of Young Investigators (JYI), as well as a Board Member and Chair of Trainee Committee for the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences.