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Biography

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

20222026

Master of Science, University of East Anglia

20192020

Master of Science, University of Balamand (UoB)

20152018

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

20112015

External positions

Quadram Institute

Feb 2021Sep 2022

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Dec 2020Jan 2021

Keywords

  • 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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