Suhayl studied Medical Science at the University of Birmingham and graduated with a BMedSc (Hons) in 2014. During his undergraduate degree, Suhayl completed a research project at the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism investigating metabolic enzyme pathways in skeletal muscle.
In 2015 he started his interdisciplinary PhD project at Aston University in biomedical science and mathematics supervised by Dr Alex Cheong, Dr Michael Stich and Dr Zita Balklava. Suhayl's PhD project explored the roles of hypoxia and temperature signalling pathways in determining the lifespan of C. elegans. During his PhD he also developed a novel mathematical model used to investigate lifespan dynamics. Whilst at Aston University Suhayl worked briefly as a research technician supporting research into cell signalling and membrane trafficking in C. elegans. In 2019 he completed his PhD in biomedical science and mathematics.
Suhayl joined the Micropathology virology team in October 2019 as a post-doctoral scientist.