“Since high school, I have always been fascinated by my lab classes. When I first came to AKU-CRM, I was looking forward to bettering my understanding of translational medicine and how scientific learnings can be taken from ‘bench to bedside’. But here I found more than that. My experience at AKU-CRM has been totally overwhelming, as it has also given me a chance to grow both as a professional and a person. As an early career researcher, here is always more to learn. The centre has provided me a solid foundation for new knowledge in a field of science that, in the words of His Highness the Aga Khan, “holds an enormous potential” to address “tomorrow’s challenges as well as today’s,” in the context of distinct health risks for Asian and African populations,” says Sujjawal.
Sujjawal Ahmad is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem cells Research at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He received his MS degree in Molecular Biology from Quaid-i Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. Sujjawal’s research interests focus on the pathogenesis of cancer and the development of novel targeted and immune-based therapies for patients with this disease. Previously he has clinical experience in the areas of Genomics and Hematology, where his work was focused on the application of molecular methods for the detection of genomic alterations in prenatal genetics, genetic diseases, hematologic malignancies, and solid tumors.
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The Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (CRM) is one of the most ambitious and mission-critical initiatives at AKU. Established in 2016, it is an autonomous university-wide academic entity, based at the Aga Khan University campus in Pakistan. The Centre is a pioneer in initiating research in regenerative medicine and stem cell biology in Pakistan. Know more about the centre and its work here: