Graduate Spotlight: Ahasanul Hasan

Ahasanul Hasan stands in front of a Mercer sign
Ahasanul Hasan. Photo by Priyal Bagwe

Ahasanul Hasan is graduating from Mercer University‘s College of Pharmacy with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences.

What are your plans after graduation?

I would like to continue working as a researcher either in academia or in research centers.

Who was your favorite professor and why?

Dr. J. Phillip Bowen, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was my favorite professor. I liked the course named Computer-Assisted Drug Design (CAAD) that was taught by him. In fact, it was the only course that was really something new for me to learn, and it was the most challenging. I like the way he made the course interesting to me and made the difficult job very simple. Overall, it was the best in-class experience for me.

What is one of your favorite Mercer memories?

It is not a single memory that I can recall. In fact, all the moments that I cherished with my friends are favorites to me.

How do you plan on changing the world?

I am interested in research that is related to cardiovascular diseases. This research encompasses diabetes, neurovascular and cardiorenal aspects of public health-related problems. My aim is to identify drugs or repurpose existing therapeutics to improve the overall quality of life of patients with the aforementioned diseases.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

I would like to advise the incoming graduate students to enjoy their stay at Mercer while doing serious research work.

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