Zameel Cader

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Zameel Cader

Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology

01865 613200

Research group

Translational Molecular Neuroscience Group



My research group aims to develop resources and tools to improve drug discovery by leveraging human data and human iPSC brain models. We work on pain/migraine, Alzheimer's disease and autism/epilepsy.

I am also active clinically and work as a Consultant Neurologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital with an interest in Headache Disorders. I am Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and developed the Oxford Community Headache Service. 


I studied Medicine at the University of Birmingham (1991-97) and continued my general medical training in Oxford. I then spent three years working on the genetic linkage and association of  neurological disorders at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. After obtaining my DPhil in 2003, I completed my training in Clinical Neurology at Oxford. I joined the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in 2007 after being awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to establish my own research group. I then led IMI StemBANCC - an large public-private partnerhsip funded by the EU to establish iPSC resources for academia and industry across europe.

I now lead IMI IM2PACT which is an ambitious research programme to investigate disease mechanism involving the brain neurovascular unit and find transport mechanisms to get therapeutics into the brain.