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Mustapha M. Shehu PhD

Outreach Coordinator

I am currently working with Gombe State University, Nigeria as early carrier scientist. I obtained my B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD degrees in Human Physiology, in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria with a specific interest in Neuroscience. My PhD research was on Alzheimer’s disease, where I looked at the modulation of cellular and neurobehavioural responses of mice to environmental stimuli in Alzheimer’s disease. I am interested in understanding the influence of environmental cues such as environmental enrichment and dietary supplements on behaviour such as motor and cognitive functions deficits in Alzheimer’s diseases through cellular, oxidative stress and neuroinflammatory pathways involving Tau, Aβ, Nrf2/Keap-1 and NF-Kβ. I am an alumnus of TReND Insect Neuroscience School. ALongside my research, I have a strong passion for science communication with six years experience in public engagement. Together with colleagues, we have organised many public engagement activities for schools, teacher training workshops through Association for the promotion of Education and Youth Development, Nigeria (APEYD), TReND in Africa, and Science Communication Hub, Nigeria. My motivation is to reach out to the community and spread our knowledge for humanity to prosper. For the little you know may guide someone towards innovation and inventions that may help humanity for generations to come.

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