Areas of Expertise: Life sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Phlebotomy, Flow Cytometry, Data Analysis, Tissue Culture, and Molecular & Cellular Biology.
Strong research professional with a PhD focused in Molecular Biology from Anglia Ruskin University.
Having gained his PhD in Dr Nicholas Pugh’s lab at Anglia Ruskin University in 2019, Niaz went on to start his postdoctoral research position in the same lab.
Niaz’s PhD work significantly contributed to the project grant that was successfully awarded to Dr Nicholas Pugh by the British Heart Foundation. Niaz is currently working on this project. Niaz’s current research project is based on platelet activation and signalling.
Ahmed NS, Lopes Pires ME and Pugh N. Zinc: an endogenous and exogenous regulator of platelet function during hemostasis and thrombosis. 2020. Platelets, DOI:10.1080/09537104.2020.1840540.
Lopes Pires ME, Ahmed NS, Vara D, Gibbins JM, Pula G and Pugh N. Zinc regulates reactive oxygen species generation in platelets.2020. Platelets, DOI:10.1080/09537104.2020.1742311.
Ahmed NS, Lopes Pires ME, Taylor KA, Pugh N. 2019. Agonist-Evoked Increases in Intra-Platelet Zinc Couple to Functional Responses. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 119(1):128-139
Iegre J, Ahmed NS, Gaynord JS, Wu Y, Herlihy KM, Tan YS, Lopes-Pires ME, Jha R, Lau YH, Sore HF, Verma C, O' Donovan DH, Pugh N, Spring DR. 2018 Stapled peptides as a new technology to investigate protein-protein interactions in human platelets. Chemical Science, 9(20):4638-4643.