Dr. Naweed Syed (FRCP Edin)
Professor, Chief Scientist Creative Destruction Lab Peak Scholar Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary
Dr. Naweed Syed is Professor and Scientific Director of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He was also the Postdoctoral Program Director – Office of the Vice President (Research) from 2012 – 2016 and a special advisor to the Vice President Research and a Chief Scientist at the Constructive Destructive Lab (Global) and is the Peak Scholar at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Syed obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan in 1984, and PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Leeds, UK (1988). After a three year postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary (1988-1991), he was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Syed has served as a Department Head for Cell Biology and Anatomy for 10 years and was the Research Director for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Dr. Syed led several major research and academic initiatives for the University – ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Genome Sequencing etc.