Hassan Khonsari

After completing my BSc degree, I was keen to further my studies. The MSc course at Brunel seemed to have the right balance between theory and practice, and the novel research programmes taking place attracted me. The excellent training I have received during my Master’s degree has helped me to understand the principles behind the techniques and equipment I have used. Brunel has top grade lecturers who are experts in their field, and the facilities are continually being improved and upgraded.

My MSc dissertation involved the study of an inherited disorder called Friedrich Ataxia. I became increasingly more interested in this area and I wished to pursue further studies on this disease. With the help of my supervisor, I was fortunate enough to receive a bursary from Ataxia UK for my PhD. My research focuses on correction of this disease using gene therapy. My PhD is providing me with a stimulating environment for my learning and career development.

Brunel University is very multicultural, so you get many different opinions and views from other students in the university. My time here has been really exciting and also very challenging. There is a great library and excellent computer facilities around the university. There is also a gym with affordable membership and loads of other classes, which is great if you have spare time on your hands.

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