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Assistant Lecturer, Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

Mrs. Maryam Muhammad Mailafiya

Research Interest

Neuroscience

Neurogenetics

Nanomedicine

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Biography

Maryam Muhammad Mailafiya was born on the 6th September 1994 in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. She grew up in Lafia, Nasarawa State, were she did her primary and high school. Further, Maryam proceeded with her bachelor’s degree at the great Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State and graduated in 2015 with B.Sc. Human Anatomy. She did her national youth service at the ministry of health, Federal Capital Territory Administration in FCT Abuja, Nigeria. Immediately two months after her service in 2017, she got an appointment with Federal University Lafia (FULAFIA), Nasarawa, Nigeria, as a graduate assistant lecturer. She got a scholarship award from Tertiary Education Trust Funds (TETFUND) and later obtained her study leave from her institution to enroll for a master’s degree program at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2018. She undertook her research titled: “Therapeutic Effects of Curcumin-loaded Cockle Shell-derived CaCO3 Nanoparticles on Lead-induced Cerebellar and Cerebral Damage in Rats”, under the supervision of her main supervisor Prof. Madya Dr. Mohamad Aris Moklas and her two co-supervisors Professor Dr Md. Zuki bin [email protected] and Prof. Madya Dr. Ezamin Bin Abdul Rahim. Her research aim was to develop and evaluate therapeutic potentials of curcumin-loaded nanoparticles for the oral treatment of neurodegenerative disease caused by heavy metal exposure such as lead. She has enthusiasm in nanomedicine and neuroscience coupled with special interest in genetics. Thus, aspires to pursue her Ph.D. program in neurogenetics in the field of nanotechnology. She is currently an assistant lecturer at fulafia.  


Selected Publications in Scientific Journals