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My higher education began at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad. I received my MBBS degree from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. The intricate biological interactions that would determine disease progression and eventual disease management always fascinated me. This led me to indulge in a research-based postgraduate programme – hence, the MSc in Molecular Genetics. I obtained scholarship from Higher Education Commission (HEC)/National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Pakistan for MSc studies after securing 2nd position in a nation-wide exam. I was awarded MSc degree at the University of Leicester, UK in 2006.
I had a great experience with research during my MSc studies; therefore, I wanted to build up on my experience to broaden my horizon of medical research knowledge. I worked on gene therapy for coronary artery disease (CAD) during PhD studies. I was awarded with PhD in Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK in 2012. I was awarded full scholarship for my PhD degree.
Further down the line, I worked as post-doctoral research associate in two research studies, both at the University of Manchester, before joining NUST.