Aga Khan University leveraging efforts to develop novel targeted therapies for blood cancer

​AKU’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (CRM) is leveraging efforts to develop new, targeted therapies for a common form of blood cancer in adults, Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) leukaemia. The aim is to understand the biology of the disease and use this knowledge to develop economically viable therapies. Being a part of the research team, Sujjawal Ahmad conveys his admiration.

The Aga Khan University –University of Ca​​lifornia, San Francisco (UCSF) partnership began a comprehensive and integrated research programme at AKU in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Since then, the Centre, under the leadership of Professor Dr El-Nasir M A Lalani , is creating a strong regenerative medicine and stem cell research community across AKU campuses by inducting and training a cadre of clinical researchers, preparing them to undertake ambitious research programmes under the highest ethical, scientific, and medical standards for alleviating disease and improving human health in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Learn more about the research center: https://www.aku.edu/crm/

Follow them on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/akucrm/

Learn more about Sujjawal and his work: https://www.aku.edu/crm/people

Author: Sujjawal Ahmad

Sujjawal is an invited blog author at Ismailimail. In his professional life, he does research at the Aga Khan University's Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stems Cell Research. With his true passion for molecular medicine, he has realized how efforts to make a positive impact at multiple scales, personal, local, and global, are all intertwined. Sujjawal finds it extremely exciting to develop a deep love of cultures and people around the world. The stories that are about humanity, emotion, that compel us as individuals, connect our hearts and minds are the kinds of stories Sujjawal has always gravitated to, and the kinds he tells. Reach out to him via email: sujjawalahmed@gmail.com

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