Guest Of The Month
“COSHP Guest of the Month“ is the place where we will interview a monthly guest from College of Science and Health Profession faculty & staff to have the chance to know them better. Here we will share their vision & view for COSHP, learn more about their personality, and background.
Dear Dr. Aiman AL-Hazmi, thank you for giving us this opportunity to be our guest in the new page “COSHP Guest of the Month“.
- Introduce yourself:
I am Aiman Al Hazmi, I did my B.Sc. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, King Saud University and my M.Sc. and PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Common Wealth University. I joined College of Science and Health Professions on 1437 H -2015 as Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics.
- Why did you choose your Major?
In high school I was interested in Biology and in particular inheritance of traits after we studied Mendel’s experiments on Peas. When I graduated from high school I joined the clinical Laboratory Sciences program at College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University. The program gave me the opportunity to study different basic and medical sciences that are related to genetics such as Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Pathology. From these courses, I became more interested in genetics and how small changes at the DNA level can cause serious diseases and how these diseases can be inherited within families. Therefore, when I completed my undergraduate studies, I wanted to learn more about molecular genetics and decided to peruse my graduate studies in Human and Molecular Genetics.
- Your advice to COSHP students:
I encourage our students to invest time on studying from textbooks and go beyond the learning materials provided in the lectures especially in basic science courses. This will help them to build a strong foundation and understanding of basic scientific concepts that they need to excel in their professional phase.
Also, they need to improve their soft skills such as public speaking, communication, leader ship, team work and time management, which are important for their future success.
Ms. Ashwaq Albadawi
Public Relation Specialist, COSHP-R-F.