“We must do everything possible to raise awareness about the importance of the sciences”, Dr. Gayane Melikyan

Gayane Melikyan sat down with Lara Tcholakian to discuss the challenges related to transferring scientific knowledge to new generations and the lack of good role models who inspire new students in STEM. Gayane’s ancestors can be traced back to Kars, Calcutta, Talish, Shamshadin, Erzurum, and Javakhk, and she reflects on the role her family history had in her upbringing, and in transmitting the sense of self-respect, courage, and drive. Finally, education has been of central importance to Gayane and her family which has consequently strengthened her commitment to a number of projects and programs, including the 4090 Foundation.


About Gayane Melikyan

Gayane Melikyan, MD, Ph.D. is a Consultant Neurologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar. She is a member of the Armenian Neurology Board and a fellow at the Neurology Internship in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Melikyan is a Former President of the Armenian League Against Epilepsy.. She is a member of international societies including the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society (AES), and has numerous publications in academic journals.

Program overview

In a new open setting, Lara deconstructs inherited cultural and historical narratives, memories, life lessons and experiences from change catalysts. Her guests reflect on the stories, people, events and mindsets that have shaped their professional and personal lives, enabling them to create a more mindful life.