Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
Zubair Ahmed’s research focus is on understanding the fundamental biology of the failure of CNS axon regeneration. Current projects in the lab include: strategies to promote axon regeneration and dissolution of the scar tissue after a chronic spinal cord injury; analysis of the angiogenic response after spinal cord injury; investigating the role of novel genes in CNS axon regeneration; the role of epidermal growth factor receptor in CNS axon regeneration and neuroprotection in spinal cord and optic nerve injury models.
Zubair is also a registered Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassador through which he has visited Schools in the West Midlands to try and enthuse the next generation of research leaders and communicate the benefits of a career in Science.
Dr Ahmed is interested in supervising doctoral research students working in his fields of interest.