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Taslima Nahar


Zyxin control of stretch-induced arterial remodelling.



University of Heidelberg / University Clinic, Heidelberg, Germany





Being a citizen of Bangladesh, I had plenty of opportunities to observe the diverse manifestations of life and I was sure to take a keen interest in them. It was eventually for this fascination about life that I got myself enrolled in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka. After graduation, I  have started my carrier as a faculty member in the same department. To build up a bright research and academic career, I was looking for research opportunity in a scholarly setup. In this connection, I have completed my second master degree in molecular life science from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. During my MS study in Wageningen, I got an internship placement in Heidelberg University, Germany. In 2014, I had the chance to join the SmArteR network at Prof. Dr. Markus Hecker group at Heidelberg University. My PhD project is focused to find the role of mechanotransducer zyxin in hypertension induced arterial remodeling. We were analyzing the potential role of zyxin in this context both in in vitro and in vivo. As the zyxin knockout phenotype becomes more pronounced with age, currently we are also focused to find the possible compensator for zyxin function at young age.