Dr Symon Kariuki
Symon Kariuki is a Scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya, where he co-directs Neuroscience Research. He initially qualified from University of Nairobi, and subsequently from Kings College London (Epileptology & Neuroscience), University of Oxford (Clinical Medicine) and Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT (Neurogenomics). He conducts research on epilepsy and mental health problems through which he mentors young researchers to become research leaders in neuroscience. He is a member or chairperson for advisory committees and taskforces of various organisations including the Kenyan National Epilepsy Coordination Committee, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE).