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Meet the Indian-Australian Scientist behind the world’s first ‘Brain Clot Bank’

Dr Bhaskar, who is a physician-scientist and academic neurologist, is well known for his research on prevention and treatment of strokes.

The Director of Global Health Neurology Lab and Founding Director of NSW Brain Clot Bank, the first of its kind in the world, Dr Sonu Bhaskar, spoke to The Australia Today about his ground breaking research.

Dr Bhaskar, who is a physician-scientist and academic neurologist, is well known for his research on prevention and treatment of strokes and leads national and international initiatives on reducing health disparities with a focus on vulnerable populations and under-resourced settings.

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He is the recipient of several international awards including the EU Marie Curie Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Health Fellowship, Dutch Ministry Top Talent Award in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Innovation and Prof. AR Rao Young Scientist Award. He is the two-time winner of the 2019 European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Investigator Award, the 2020 Rotary Vocational Excellence Award, the 2021 Paul Harris Fellow recognition and the 2022 Australian Global Talent Award.

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Dr Bhaskar told The Australia Today’s Editor, Pallavi Jain that he was always fascinated by the brain and that there are many aspects of the human brain that we still don’t know about.

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