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Sharma Lab  @UCL

Nik Sharma

Nik qualified from the University of Liverpool and was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Cambridge. His thesis examined neuroplasticity and neurodegeneration of the human brain.  After Cambridge, he spent a number of years working at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA where he was awarded a prestigious NRSA fellowship.


Nik Sharma is a Consultant at the National Hospital of Neurology, Queen Square, London. Click here for clinical enquires.

Sanjay read Medical Sciences and Medicine at the University of Oxford. He has obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and an MPhil in Translational Medicine from the University of Cambridge.


He is currently a Neurology Registrar and Academic Clinical Fellow on the East of England rotation. He is interested in neuroplasticity and the translational impact of novel data sources.

Sanjay Budhdeo

Isabella graduated from King’s College London with a bachelors in Biomedical Sciences, with an emphasis on neuroscience and neuropharmacology. She completed an MRes in Drug Discovery and Development at Imperial College London, where her work focused on chemical probe synthesis targeting the ubiquitination pathway. Isabella’s recent work at UCL, as part of her MRes in Translational Neurology, involved developing TMS-EEG protocols with the hope of aiding MND diagnosis

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Vish started medical school in 2011 at University College London before undertaking an MBPhD in clinical neurosciences at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. His thesis centred on impulsivity in Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome, as well as human motor decision making.

He returned to medical school in 2018 and is concurrently holding a post-doctoral position. His focus is to harness non-invasive brain stimulation and imaging techniques to improve the diagnostics and prognostics of motor neurone disease.

Vish Rawji
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Maryam is currently studying Applied Medical Sciences at University College London. She has done a range of modules from Molecular basis of disease to a masters module about Nanotechnology. As part of her second year project she did an in-depth analysis of Creutzfeldt Jacob disease.


She is interested in the gut microbiome and its relation to neurological diseases. Maryam hopes to study Medicine in the future, specialising in neurology.

Ella Burchill
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Ella begun medical school in 2016 at King’s College London, with an interest in clinical and academic neurology. Following a full-time lab project this summer focused on motor neurone disease, she is currently intercalating in Neuroscience with her dissertation at the Sharma Lab (UCL) studying the variable impact of the gut microbiome on MND.


Ella hopes to take this research further in the future, focusing upon translational clinical neuroscience in the context of neurodegeneration.

Ella Burchill

Albert is a physician who graduated from Oxford University in 2014 and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2019. He is about to commence specialist training in Neurology in Central London and has a keen interest in the overlap between Neurology and both Infectious Diseases and Psychiatry.

Albert Joseph

Ana recently graduated with a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Aberdeen, where she wrote her thesis on the surgical treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Ana is studying for an MRes in Translational Neuroscience. Her dissertation will focus on the connection between the gut microbiome and  neurodegenerative diseases.

Ana Roibu

After obtaining his degree in Biomedical Science from King’s College London, Francesco is now studying Translational Neuroscience at UCL. With a background in cellular and systems neuroscience, his academic interests mainly revolve around the plasticity of the central nervous system in health and disease.


Francesco hopes to direct his career towards the field of “medtech”, a fast-moving sector which aims to optimise healthcare by means of modern technology.

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Eva is currently studying the MSc Brain and Mind Sciences at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology after graduating with a BSc in Psychology from King’s College London. She has joined the lab to research the relationship between the gut microbiome and the incidence of neurodegenerative disease for her master’s thesis. In addition to her interest in neurology, Eva has experience in cognitive and clinical neuropsychology research and she hopes to pursue a career in academia and clinical neuroscience in the future.

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