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This week: Mohammad Alsady
1. Name & Nationality
2. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
3. What was your previous academic training, where did you study?
I obtained my master in biomedical sciences at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen. During my masters I specialized in medical toxicology and human pathobiology.
4. What is your current function and what would you like to achieve?
Currently I am a PhD student at the department of physiology working with Prof. Peter Deen in understanding the molecular cause of lithium-induced Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus.
5. The RIMLS motto is 'to understand molecular mechanisms of disease'. What does this mean for you?
In my research we are trying to understand the molecular cause of lithium-induced Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus that is characterized by down regulation of AQP2 water channel in the principal cells of the collecting duct of the kidney. Understanding this process will allow the development of treatment that prevents the decrease of the water channel after lithium treatment.
6. What is the biggest motivation in your work?
Doing medical research is like playing a big puzzle that matters. Solving the puzzle will change the quality of life of people that suffer from the disease I am researching.
7. What is your dream for the future?
I want to develop scientific skills that will allow me to solve more medical puzzles after obtaining my PhD.
8. Fun-facts. State an interesting/obscure fact about yourself together with two that are false? Correct answer will be revealed to readers in the subsequent edition.
A: I broke the same clavicle three times.
B: I am born in Nijmegen.
C: I am a good skydiver.
Correct answer will be revealed to readers in the subsequent edition.
Correct answer of Marije Sloff: C
A: I organized the PhD retreat in 2012.
B: I am a ballet dancer.
C: I play flute.
State an interesting/obscure fact about yourself together with two that are false.
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