Dr. Muhammad Ilyas is a geneticist and focuses on the analysis of high-throughput sequence and genotype data from large cohorts to address various medical and population genetic questions. He is trying to explore how genetic variations impact on the structure and function of a protein and cause disease. He joined Houlden’s lab as visiting postdoc fellow in 2018 through the Charles Wallace Fellowship and worked on gene interaction networks to investigate common gene signatures associated with different neurological diseases. He is currently working as Assistant Professor and leading the genomics research lab in Centre for Omic Sciences at Islamia College University Peshawar – Pakistan. His group is collaborating with Houlden’s lab on clinical features and molecular genetics of Neurological and Developmental disorders in rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan.