Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Ahmed's background is in molecular cell biology and transgenic animal models for disease, specifically retinal disease. After completing his BSc (Honours) in Genetics at the University of Glasgow, Ahmed joined Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford in 2009 and completed his MSc by research in mouse embryonic development where he gained his experience in transgenic animal models. He later joined the Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (currently Welcome Centre for Human Genetics) at the University of Oxford in 2013 working on DNA double-stranded break repair mechanisms before starting his PhD in developing a transgenic murine model for Nystagmus, a significant eye disease with uncontrolled eye movements at the University of Southampton in 2014.
Ahmed joined Professor MacLaren's group in 2019 working on stem cell replacement therapies to cure blindness.