Samira Musah

Samira Musah is a Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, a research fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and a nephrology research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research focuses on directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells to engineer functional conduits of human organs and develop in vitro disease models. Prior to her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, Samira received her Bachelor of Science with honors in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry with training at the Chemistry-Biology Interface from the University of Wisconsin―Madison. Samira’s long-term goal is to become an independent principal investigator at an academic setting where she hopes to establish a vigorous research program that links chemistry with stem cell biology and organ-level engineering to illuminate disease etiology and guide therapeutic discovery.