Jaimy Saif


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    Research Interests

    • Vascular regeneration


    My background is in immunotherapy (from PhD studies) and therapeutic angiogenesis. My research interest in vascular biology and angiogenesis was developed under the mentorships of Prof. Aicher and Prof. Heeschen. I have worked on reparative angiogenesis in different labs in Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in Spain, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University in UK.

    I spent 4 years as a post-doctoral scientist in the lab of Prof. Emanueli, who is a pioneer in the field of reparative angiogenesis. During this time I was investigating the therapeutic potential of human embryonic stem cell derived endothelial cells in mouse models of hindlimb ischemia and diabetes mellitus (published in Molecular Therapy). I also worked on characterisation and functional assessment of mechanisms guiding mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation into endothelial cells, with focus on the neurotrophin system (published in ATVB). Another project that I worked on during this period was investigating the role of human pericardial fluid exosomes in vascular complications of diabetes (manuscript in preparation).

    I joined the Vascular Regeneration Team, led by Prof Asif Ahmed, at Aston in 2018 looking at the etiology and developing new therapies for pre-eclampsia, which is one of the deadliest maternal hypertensive disorder. I am a PhD scientist but most of my past mentors were clinical academics which helped me to be part of translational research to influence the clinical practice. I currently work as Lecturer in Biomedical Science, leading Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Blocks in Phase I of the MBChB Programme at Aston Medical School. 


    FHEA, Aston University, 2020

    PGDip, Aston University, 2020

    PGCert, Aston University, 2019

    PhD in cancer immunotherapy, Nottingham Trent University, 2014

    MSc in stem cell technology, University of Nottingham, 2008

    BSc in Biotechnology, Bangalore University, 2007


    Lecturer, Aston University, 2020-current

    Teaching Fellow, Aston University, 2019-2020

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aston University, 2018-2019

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol, 2014-2018

    Graduate Research Assistant, Nottingham Trent University, 2011-2014

    Research Assistant, Nottingham Trent University, 2008-2011

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    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Cancer immunotherapy

    2 Jul 20112 Jul 2014

    Award Date: 2 Jul 2014

    MSc, Stem cell technology, University of Nottingham

    21 Sept 200729 Sept 2008

    Award Date: 29 Sept 2007


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