Miss Nadhrah Ali
Nadhrah began her studies at King’s College London in 2013, studying Biomedical Sciences with a heavy focus on embryology. After completing her BSc course in 2016, she went on to study a Masters in Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London. There, she had the opportunity to undergo a lab rotation in the lab of Silvia Santos. Her project was based on understanding embryonic stem cells, and the key processes that occur in maintaining and losing their pluripotency. In 2017 she returned to King’s, where she is in the process of completing her PhD in the lab of Abigail Tucker. Her PhD project is based on the stapes, the smallest bone in the body. She aims to understand its development, as well as if any of the genes involved in the process overlap with that of otosclerosis, a disease affecting the stapes which results in hearing loss.