City College Fellow
Kazi Hossain was born and raised in Corona, NY. He is currently a Biology major here in the City College of New York, and he is also the first person in his immediate family to attend college. Kazi is interested in Immunology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Developmental Neurobiology. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science from CCNY, he wishes to pursue a Ph.D. in one of these disciplines, with the end goal of becoming a professor while conducting ongoing research at a university. He plans to pursue one of the following projects: 1) understanding the development of photoreceptors, or 2)studying the bodies natural defenses against pathogens and why the immune system at times fails to combat these foreign entities. Kazi works in a Retina Lab with Dr. Mark Emerson in an attempt to understand the development of cone photoreceptors. He has also conducted research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas under the mentorship of Dr. Nora Caberoy, elucidating Tubby’s role in Retinal Degeneration.