Prof Siddique is a neurologist and scientist known for his groundbreaking discoveries concerning genetic and molecular abnormalities. He was head of the team that discovered the common cause behind the mysterious and deadly disorder of amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He studied at Dow Medical College in Karachi and earned his medical degree in 1973 before moving to the USA. He worked his way up at the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago becoming professor, in the departments of neurology and cell and molecular biology and then the director of the university’s division of neuromuscular medicine.
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