Hira Javaid is a Clarendon Scholar and 4th Year DPhil Oncology student at the Tim Humphrey Lab. Her interests lie in the epigenetics of cancer and combining bioinformatics and experimental tools for the early detection of cancer. Her DPhil research focuses on developing DNA methylation as a blood-based biomarker for the non-invasive diagnosis and earlier detection of cancer.
Hira did a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London and the Barts Cancer Institute. During her undergraduate degree, she was also an Amgen Scholar at the University of Cambridge working at the Stem Cell Institute. Subsequently, she was awarded the Samuel Fund Cancer scholarship to pursue an MSc in Cancer Biology at University College London before coming to Oxford.
Aside from research, Hira is an avid juggler, photographer, and film-maker. She is also the Graduate Events Officer at the Oxford University Islamic Society and International Officer at St John's College.