Biomedical expert set to help evolve students’ careers in genomics

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A new course in the University’s Faculty of Health & Society means students can look forward to being part of cutting edge research in the field of human genetics, according to a new lecturer.

Dr Jamal Nasir has joined the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics and Genomics and will lead the Biomedical Science course, set to start in the 2019/2020 academic year (subject to validation), as well as lecturing modules in the existing Human Bioscience degree.

He said: “The strength of the Bioscience team at the University is that they are very much research active. I fully believe in encouraging students to take part in the cutting edge research that will be conducted here and this stands them in good stead for careers in a wide range of areas.”

Dr Nasir brings a wealth of teaching and research experience from his previous post at St. George’s University in London, where he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Functional Genetics, undertaking research and teaching biomedical science and medical students.

Prior to that Dr Nasir, who has a PhD in genetics from Imperial College, was a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Molecular Medicine Centre and then a lecturer at the University of Sheffield Medical School.

On joining the University of Northampton, Dr Nasir said: “The fantastic new campus at Waterside will be more than just a great looking place to teach and learn. Its visionary and modern ethos will also be reflected in the excellent programme of teaching I have in mind for the new course.

“It goes without saying that I am passionate about my subject. Genetics is, if you’ll excuse a Darwinian pun, very much an evolving, high profile subject and has the potential to transform medicine and healthcare with areas such as regenerative medicine.”

“At Northampton, we will be using the most up-to-date knowledge and brand new teaching and learning facilities for the new Biomedical Science degree so I’m looking forward to the campus opening its doors to the first ever Waterside students.”

Find out more about the Biomedical Science degree at University of Northampton.

Find out more about Human Bioscience at Northampton.

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