Ghizlane Bendriss , PhD
Ghizlane Bendriss is neuroscientist who obtained a PhD in neurophysiology and neurobiology and a master’s in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Aix-Marseille, France. She has also obtained her diploma in lifestyle medicine from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is working as an assistant professor in biology at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, where she teaches neurosciences and biology in the premedical division and leads numerous research projects and CPD activities around the gut-brain axis, including the role of the gut microbiome in health and diseases. She is the lead investigator of the first music-based clinical trial registered in Qatar, which explores the EEG and emotional correlates of Middle Eastern Music Modes or ‘maqams’on a multiethnic population. She is the founder of the association Mind & Music in France, which aims to promoteequity in access to music culture and raiseawareness on the power of music to influence health.