Safah graduated from the University of Warwick in 2020 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry with an Intercalated Year in Industry. Her dissertation was titled ‘Assessing dose translation practice on stem cell-based stroke therapies’, where she did a systematic review to investigate whether stem cells had the potential to treat the damage caused by ischemic stroke. Her intercalated year was undertaken at Micropathology from 2018-19, where she worked as a laboratory assistant. Her main role involved performing the routine extraction of samples.
Safah worked as temporary staff in the NHS at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital during her time at university. She had roles as a Biobank Research Assistant, Physiotherapy Receptionist, Customer Service & Marketing officer and COVID-19 Steward.
After graduating, Safah returned to Micropathology in November 2020 as Deputy Training Officer and postgraduate scientist. As well as working full time in the virology team at Micropathology, Safah is currently studying for a MSc in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Nottingham.