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David Menassa

David Menassa, Lecturer in Neurophysiology

  • David Menassa

David joined Wadham in 2016 as retained lecturer in neurophysiology. He is a postdoctoral scientist in neuroimmunology within the division of clinical neurology at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Born and raised in Lebanon, David obtained his BSc in biological and earth sciences at the Université Saint Joseph in Beirut. Following a brief spell at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, he completed his MSc in applied physiology at the University of Oxford followed by an MPhil in bioenergetics at the University of Cambridge. In 2009, David was awarded a Clarendon scholarship to pursue his DPhil studies in clinical neurology at the University of Oxford which he completed in 2014. His first postdoctoral appointment was at the University of Bristol and has returned to Oxford in 2015 for his second appointment under the mentorship of Professor Angela Carmen Vincent.

David's research focuses on the materno-fetal interface and the role of maternal factors in altering fetal neurodevelopment and whether these factors can be blocked to rescue the clinical phenotype.