Samson Nivins is a post-doctoral fellow at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, specialising in Perinatal and Paediatric Neuro. He pursued his doctoral degree in Medicine (Perinatal, Defended in 2022) at Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, New Zealand, under the principal supervision of Distinguished Professor Dame Jane E Harding, focusing on Neuroradiological aspects (MRI and DTI) of children with a history of neonatal hypoglycaemia (CHYLD).
His master thesis entitled "Nyttan av 18-FDG-PET vid differentiating av MCI- och AD-patienter" (Clinical utility of 18-FDG-PET in differentiating MCI and AD patients), on patients whose diagnosis were uncertain, and was carried out under the principal supervision of dementia pioneered Professor Agneta Nordberg, Karolinska Institutet & Hospital, Sweden (Defended on July 2015).
He was trained in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine under Drs Swarup Nellore & Ravi Thapper (Radiologist), and Anand Zade (Nuclear Medicine Physician) from India, primarily focusing on different Neurological conditions. He worked at Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute, India, for three years as a Neuroradiology/Neuroimaging fellow focusing on interventional Paediatrics & Stroke neuroimaging, and thereby developed his interest in developing early biomarkers for different Neurological disorders. He also developed his own paediatric database for brain PET imaging from children with normal neurological function; however, those children had either lymphoma or other cancerous abnormality with no involvement of the brain or skull. He was also associated with MPCT-Surana Hospital for PET/CT and Swastik diagnostic centre for MRI.
Currently, he is working on the effects of maternal diabetes on the brain and ADHD in school-age children & Neurodevelopmental and brain outcomes in children born at late-preterm; along with Professor Torkel Klingberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Prenatal exposure to any toxic substances
Supervised three students from Rays Academy for Young Scientists in their project:
Ms. Maya Hagbok
Ms Aomi Thuren Yoshida
Ms. Humaira Afrin
Ph.D Medicine (Perinatal) - Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland (Defended in 2022)
Principal Supervisor: Distingused Professor Dame Jane Harding (https://profiles.auckland.ac.nz/j-harding)
M.S (Major- Neuroradiology) - Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge (Defended in 2015)
Princpal Supervisor: Professor Agneta Nordberg (https://ki.se/nvs/portratt-av-professor-agneta-nordberg)
Akademiska priser och utmärkelser
Student Leadership Award 2021, Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland (awarded Feb 2022).
Winner of the School of Graduate Studies Research Showcase Talent - Poster presentation (Public Choice Award), New Zealand (Oct 2021).
Winner of the Three Mins Elevation Pitch 2020, Trans-Tasman Fetal and Neonatal Conference, Australia (Dec 2020).
Runner-up of the Three Mins Elevation Pitch 2019, The Liggins Student day (Nov 2019).