MEXT-sponsored research student joined cardiovascular physiology lab
(OKAYAMA) — Today, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Okayama University welcomed Rumaisa Kamran as a research student sponsored by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. Rumaisa has obtained the position of the government-sponsored research student on the recommendation of the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan.
Earning the esteemed MEXT scholarship of Japan at Okayama University was very dream-like for a person who had never stepped out of her comfort zone.Rumaisa Kamran
On the other hand, I am an ambitious individual who wants to bring change, beginning at molecular level through induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC).
When it comes to cardiovascular diseases it is something that is not only personal but according to World Health Organization 46 deaths occur every hour in Pakistan due to heart failure. As a result 406,870 people die each year due to la lack of research conducted around possible solution.
My passion is to alter that through stem cell therapy and so with ongoing incredible research in Takahashi Lab I believe this will be a window of opportunity for me to learn from the experienced and esteemed team members.
Working side by side professionals like Professor Takahashi would serve as a launchpad for me to make a positive difference in order to provide sustainable health solution for heart failure patients.
Rumaisa earned her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology at Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan.
“We are very excited to have Rumaisa join our research team. Her talent and passion will bring big value to our team,” said Dr. Takahashi, who is Research Associate Professor at Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University.
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Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. The purpose of the lab is to develop science and medicine by unveiling the mechanisms of diseases through collaborations with scientists, epidemiologists, and corporate alliances. The alliance includes Harvard University, Boston University, Texas A&M University, and PD Aerospace, Ltd.