Dr. Abdulrahim Sajini
Dr. Abdulrahim Sajini Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Abdulrahim Sajini completed his M.Sc. degree in Stem Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota, USA and his Ph.D. in Stem Cell Biology and RNA Post-transcription modifications from the University of Cambridge, UK. In Minnesota, he was involved in studying pluripotency in embryonic/induced pluripotent stem cells. Later, in Cambridge, he worked with Dr. Michaela Frye, investigating how RNA post-transcription modifications on non-coding RNAs modulate adult stem cell self-renewal. Subsequently, he completed his post-doc at the University of Cambridge researching RNA methylation dependent binding proteins and non-canonical microRNA pathways. He has published papers in top journals such as Developmental Biology, Cell Press, and Nature.

Dr. Abdulrahim also completed his entrepreneurship training at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge as part of the Accelerate Cambridge Program in 2015. His research interests are focused on stem cells, RNA post-transcription modifications, islet transplants, diabetes, and non-coding RNAs.

Education
  • Post-doc in skin stem cells and RNA post-transcription modifications
  • Ph.D., Stem Cell Biology, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • M.Sc., Stem Cell Biology, University of Minnesota (USA)
Teaching Areas
  • Stem cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • RNA Biology
  • Epigenetics and Epitranscriptomics
Research Interests
  • Role of RNA methylation sensitive non-coding RNAs in Skin stem cell biology.
  • RNA post-transcriptional modifications (epitranscriptome)
  • Obesity modelling using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs)
  • Diabetes and islet transplants