Nazim Mohammad, Ph.D.

nazim30 at g dot ucla dot edu

Mohammad Nazim is a postdoc in the Black Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Dhaka. In his M.S. thesis project in the laboratory of Dr. Firdausi Qadri at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Nazim studied vaccine-specific humoral immune response to oral cholera vaccines. After graduating, Nazim joined Dr. Kinji Ohno’s lab at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine and obtained his Ph.D. in Neurogenetics. His Ph.D. research focused on a novel mechanism of competitive regulation of alternative splicing and alternative polyadenylation in the human acetylcholinesterase transcript. He also worked on several human mutations that alter splicing in several human neuromuscular disorders. Now a member of the Black lab, Nazim is interested in deciphering the biological roles of splicing regulators during neuronal development. His current project aims to understand the potential roles of splicing regulatory proteins on the dynamic modification of chromatin architecture and the control of gene expression. Outside the lab, Nazim likes to play soccer (football!) and tennis. He also loves to travel.