Niama Ezzaidi (2ndYear PhD)
Niama graduated from the University of Sussex with a first class MChem Chemistry and Drug Discovery degree in 2020. During her fourth year, she worked under the supervision of Dr. Cristina Pubill Ulldemolins on the design and synthesis of Bioactive Leptin peptides, towards new therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease. During her degree, she also worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. Her work consisted in performing both in vivo and in vitro experiments to study new possible therapeutic implications of gut microbiota in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its associated liver cancer.
Currently, Niama’s research is focused on the design, synthesis and evaluation of novel small molecule reactivators of human sulfatases activity as therapeutic agents in Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD).