This episode I have Dr Mohamed Ghilan on the podcast. We talk about his background, the crazy curvy road his life took growing up and how he eventually got on track to receiving his PhD in neuroscience. Dr Ghilan’s knowledge expands beyond neuroscience. He is versed in various aspects of the Islamic sciences relating to Theology and Creed, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Foundational Principles (Usool), Arabic, Poetry, spiritual purification, and Qur’anic sciences.
About Dr Mohamed Ghilan
Mohamed Ghilan is a Canadian Muslim originally born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to parents from Sudanese and Yemeni backgrounds. He attended high school after immigrating to Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eventually, Mohamed moved to Victoria where he obtained a B.Sc. with a major in microbiology (honours) and a minor in business administration.
In May 2015, Mohamed earned a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Victoria, where he studied synaptic plasticity in Huntington’s disease, as well as the effects and molecular mechanisms of stress on the brain in Fragile X syndrome. He hopes his research can eventually be used to develop new therapies can be used to assist individual with movement disorders or intellectual disabilities.*
Some Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
- Pearls of the Quran
- Dr Ghilan’s Blog
- Sam Harris
- Nathan Lean’s article on Maajid Nawaz