Aga Khan University to develop new, targeted therapies for blood cancer

​AKU’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (CRM) is 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. As Sujjawal Ahmad joins the team on this project having inspired from the scope and vision of the Centre, he 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.

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Author: Sujjawal Ahmad

Sujjawal writes on philosophy, and cosmology. In his teenage, he continued to aspire reconciliation between faith and reason, and this journey finally ended up finding answers in the works of the great Ismaili Muslim philosophers imbibed with gnostic wisdom. His particular area of interest focuses on how to relate to a theological “narrative of creation” to the concepts of cosmology as presented in classical theism. With his background in science and his interest in Philosophy he has struggled much, in his personal journey, to reconcile faith with science, and continues to develop and share his understanding about the nature of reality. Contact via email:

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