Cherif is a postdoctoral researcher 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 patient (NER). Cherif is using 2D and 3D in vitro cellular models to test different hypothesis. Embedded in a team of highly skilled bioinformaticians with different scientific backgrounds, Cherif is also learning how to make good use of Next Generation Sequencing data to support his research and findings.
Out of work, Cherif is always happy and relax having some quality time with his family. For his “Me time”, Cherif finds it very great doing some workout 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
MRC Cancer Unit
University of Cambridge
Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
Cambridge Biomedical Campus