Tasmin Nahar, PhD Regenerative Medicine

Tell us about your research:

My research looks at designing magnetic nanoparticle approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have shown to control cell behaviour. My initial investigations are to assess cellular behaviour when the MNPs are added, and to see if I can control cellular processes with a magnet! This will be particularly useful towards the control of neuronal processes in cell replacement therapy in Parkinson’s disease. This project stood out to me in particular as it combined my interest of neuroscience with nanomedicine. My research project idea was formed from Keele University’s collaboration in the EU Horizon 2020 Magneuron project. This meant that I was lucky enough to attend workshops and present some of my initial results within the first year of my PhD, with collaborators of the Magneuron project in France and Germany.

What do you plan to do after Keele?

At the moment, I am really enjoying research. However, in the future a career in industry or intellectual property is something that I am keen to look into.

What training did you find useful at Keele?

Training on how to prepare samples for the transmission electron microscope at the electron microscopy unit.