Leach Research Group
Yamir Islam is from the City of Saints: Multan, Pakistan. He completed his Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) at the University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan and then started working as a formulation scientist in “Festel Laboratories”. After this he gained an MSc in Health Services and Management, followed by another MSc degree in Pharmaceutical Manufacture & Quality Control, where he worked on multi-layered 3D printed fast dissolving oral films. The work experiences in industry, MSc programs and the childhood quest for higher studies dragged him to the PhD in LJMU. In this project, he was working on the development of “Novel enzyme responsive nano-carriers for drug delivery to the brain” under the supervision of Dr Chris Coxon, Dr Touraj Ehtezazi and Dr Andrew Leach, hoping that these nanocarriers can be used as therapeutic and diagnostic agents in neurodegenerative diseases with no toxicity and immunogenicity. Apart from work, he likes to watch cricket and political talk shows.