sadia afrin

Sadia Afrin

Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences: Immunology (PhD)
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    Global Scholars Program
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Sadia earned her Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Dhaka. Following graduation, she was offered a research officer position at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). In 2016, she received a research fellowship to conduct collaborative research work between Washington University in St. Louis and the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Sadia is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. As a Biochemist with a strong interest in cancer immunotherapy, she is passionate about developing new and advanced cancer therapeutics.

Before arriving at WashU, she worked at Wugen, Inc.’s biotech company to develop NK cell therapies targeting solid tumor and hematological malignancies.

Sadia loves to cook, play with her kids, socialize, and go sightseeing during her leisure time.