Nagham Khouri Farah
Genetics and Genome Sciences
Nagham received her Bachelor degree in biochemistry at the University of Damascus, Syria, in 2010 and enrolled in the graduate program at the same university. In 2011 she was awarded a scholarship from the AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) to continue her Masters degree in France. Ranked at first placement in her class, she was awarded the equivalence to french master degree from the doctoral school in Toulouse, France, in June 2012. In 2013 she received the official Masters degree at the university of Toulouse, in major “genes, cells and developmental biology”. Her master project studied the neuro-glial switch and cell fate in the developing spinal chord. She worked as a research associate at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) in Monash university, Melbourne Australia studying muscle development and regeneration, and as a research assistant at UCONN health center, Connecticut, USA, working on liver targeting therapy. She enrolled in Biomedical Sciences PhD program at UCONN in 2018. Co-mentored by Dr. Justin Cotney and Dr. Yuanhao James Li, her PhD project studies the molecular mechanisms controlling the development of mammalian cerebellum.
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