Sazzad Mahmood, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow

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Ph.D., University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

M.Sc., University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

B.Sc., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Languages Spoken: Bengali
Portrait of Sazzad Mahmood, Ph.D.


I am going to explore hard tick Ixodes scapularis salivary gland to dig into different cell types and their function. Here single cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq will be performed to profiling gene expression and chromatin accessibility with several differential factors. The research interest here is to investigate the contribution of secreted salivary components of different cell types in feeding and Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease pathogen) transmission.