Cherif is a research associate working on disease modelling using human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs).
Cherif is a cellular and molecular biologist holding a master’s degree in Genetics and a PhD in Genetics and Stem Cells. Pursuing his career, Cherif is interested in modelling development & degenerative diseases using hiPSCs.
In the team, Cherif is trying to decipher the cellular, and molecular mechanisms behind the neurodevelopment abnormalities and the neurodegeneration reported in Nucleotide Excision Repair-deficient patients (NER). He is using 2D and 3D in vitro cellular models to test different hypotheses. Cherif is also using multi-omics (NGS, Metabolomics, Proteomics) data to support his research and findings.
Out of work, Cherif is always happy and relaxed having some quality time with his family. For his “Me time”, Cherif finds it very great doing some workouts and lifting some weight whenever possible.
If interested and want to hear more from him, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! He’s always happy to tell you more about his work.
Dr. Serena Nik-Zainal
Early Cancer Institute
University of Cambridge
Hutchison Research Centre
Cambridge Biomedical Campus