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Mohammad M. Herzallah, a neuroscientist/physician, is the founder and director of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative at Al-Quds University in Palestine, and research scientist at Rutgers University in the USA. Mohammad’s research focuses on the identification of neural and cognitive markers for the diagnosis of neuropsychiatric disorders. Through the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative, Mohammad aims to create a powerhouse for neuroscience research in Palestine, train the next generation of Palestinian researchers and healthcare professionals, and create a viable research environment to pursue research careers in Palestine. In 2011, Mohammad received the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist Award. In 2013, he received the TED Fellowship, and was selected among the 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the World by Arabian Business. In 2016, Mohammad was selected by the Lancet to be on their Commission for Global Mental Health. His work was featured by international media outlets including Forbes, Science Magazine, Nature, and TED Conferences. Mohammad obtained an M.D. degree from Al-Quds University, Palestine in 2009, and a Ph.D. in behavioral and neural sciences from Rutgers University, USA in 2015. He is a Fellow of the sixth class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.