Dr. Ali Jawaid completed a medical curriculum at Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan in 2007 followed by a clinical/research training in Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. He then did an MD-PhD in Neuroscience at the University Zürich in the lab of Neuroepigenetics UZH/ETH Zürich. During his PhD and following postdoc in this lab, he did some work on the molecular mechanisms of forgetting and in neuroepigenetics using animal models. He has also conducted clinical research in neurodegeneration and psychiatry. Ali authored over 60 publications and five book chapters, and has received awards and honors from several academic organizations. He chaired the European MD-PhD association between 2016 and 2018, and was a visiting assistant professor of Neuroscience and Biostatistics at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan in 2016 and 2017. Ali is very active in translational neuroscience, and in using science for neuropsychiatric disease prevention and therapeutics, as well as, for resolution of human conflicts and peace building.