Zaid Muhammad

Zaid Muhammad

Lecturer, Human Physiology, Yobe State University, Nigeria

“Effective science communication is important for society’s development in science.”

Zaid is a Graduate Assistant at the Department of Human Physiology, Yobe state university, Nigeria. Zaid Muhammad obtained a BSc in Human Physiology from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU) Nigeria in 2015, during which he worked on metal toxicity and its effects on rodents. He is currently pursuing an MSc in the same institution where his work focuses on the effect of a plant extract against amyloid beta aggregation and Tau phosphorylation in Drosophilamelanogaster model of Alzheimer’s disease. Zaid is an alumnus of many TReND in Africa schools, including the IBRO-ARC TReND School on Invertebrate Neuroscience held in Ghana in 2019. Through this schools, he has acquired skills in basic molecular biology techniques and handling of Drosophilamelanogaster. Zaid is a fellow of the African Science Literacy Network, a member of the Neuroscience Society of Nigeria (NSN), Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) and international movement disorder society (MDS).