Samson Nivins is a post-doctoral fellow at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, specialising in Perinatal and Paediatric Neuroimaging. He pursued his doctoral degree at Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, New Zealand, under the principal supervision of Distinguished Professor Dame Jane E Harding ONZM FRSNZ FRACP, 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 a patient whose the diagnosis was uncertain was carried out under the principal supervision of dementia pioneered Professor Agneta Nordberg MD, PhD 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 in 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 developed his 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 schooling, genetics, social-economic status on the brain in school-age children from the large NIH database (ABCD-Project) under the supervision of Professor Torkel Klingberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Ph.D (Perinatal) - The University of Auckland
M.S (Major- Neuroradiology) - Karolinska Institutet
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) (Oct 2021). Winner of the Three Mins Elevation Pitch 2020, Trans-Tasman Fetal and Neonatal Conference (Dec 2020). Runner-up of the Three Mins Elevation Pitch 2019, The Liggins Student day (Nov 2019).