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Khalid Shamiyah

Postdoctoral Scientist


Dr. Khalid Shamiyah's academic journey commenced at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he completed a Bachelor's in Biochemistry and a Master's in Medicinal Chemistry. During his master's program, he specialized as an organic chemist, focusing on the synthesis of various types of drug delivery systems. This work not only honed his expertise in chemistry but also fuelled his passion for innovating in healthcare.

After his studies, Dr. Shamiyah pursued a medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he excelled and received first-class honours with distinction. His involvement in research, audits, and teaching during this time laid the groundwork for his current pursuits.

Today, Dr. Shamiyah, an aspiring surgeon training in the Thames Valley and Oxford Deanery, is working with world-class surgeons and academics to push the boundaries of research in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Supported by a generous grant, their team is exploring the enteric nervous system (ENS) in Crohn's disease (CD).

Using advanced histopathology, immunofluorescence, and spatial transcriptomics, alongside primary nerve cultures, they aim to reveal how the ENS influences CD's pathology. The team aims to discover new biomarkers and develop ENS-targeted therapies, potentially transforming CD management and patient quality of life.