About Ramim’s research:
Nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NNT) is a highly conserved enzyme found primarily in mitochondria where it is responsible for maintaining the NADPH pool. In turn, NADPH is used to detoxify reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the mitochondria that would otherwise cause damage to cells. Although multiple enzymes influence NADPH levels, NNT differs in that it uses the mitochondrial membrane proton gradient to operate, and its activity is reversible depending on the mitochondrial membrane potential. I am currently working on studying the function of NNT on mitochondrial ROS and establishing a yeast model system containing human NNT.
More about Ramim:
I am from Bangladesh. I completed my bachelor’s in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am passionate about hiking, trekking, mountaineering, traveling, and landscape photography. I love to visit new places, explore new countries, and meet new people to learn about their culture. I am interested in extreme sports including skydiving, wingsuit flying, skiing, snowboarding, etc. I also like watching movies and playing video games a lot. Most importantly, I could not live without finding time to hang out with my friends.