Personal profile


I am on the Wellcome Trust-funded rotation-based EDESIA PhD programme that combines multidisciplinary expertise across the Norwich Research Park (NRP) and aims to explore plants, food, and health. For my rotations, I undertook projects related to cancer research, omega-3 fatty acids bioconversion, and the implication of the gut microbiome in cognitive health. My research interests lie in human health, nutrition (plant-based), microbiology, and drug discovery with great emphasis on natural products. As a result, my substantive PhD research will investigate the role of dietary fibre in inflammation/inflammageing, gut microbiota and the gut-brain axis using both the zebrafish and in vitro cell culture models to better elucidate their health-promoting benefits and the underpinning mechanisms of action. Before my PhD, I worked as a laboratory assistant, a biomedical scientist and a research assistant in academic, clinical and research settings, respectively. Aside from science, my hobbies and interests include cinema, culinary art, and philosophy (aesthetics/metaphysics) with a keen interest in the cosmetic and fashion industry.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of East Anglia


Master of Science, University of East Anglia


Master of Science, University of Balamand (UoB)


Bachelor of Science, Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU)


External positions

Quadram Institute

Feb 2021Sep 2022

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Dec 2020Jan 2021


  • Nutrition & Preventive Medicine
  • Plant-based diet
  • Human nutrition
  • Dietary fibres
  • Healthy Aging
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammageing
  • Human health
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Gut microbiome
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Pharmacology & Drug Development
  • Natural products
  • Drug dicovery
  • Developmental Biology
  • Zebrafish

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