I have always had an interest in the applied aspects of biology and graduated from the University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region in 2002 having a degree in Agricultural Sciences (Animal Science and Production) (BSc). In the same year, I was employed as a science demonstrator in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Aquaculture industry is in its early development stage within the Kurdistan Region but it is showing the signs of rapid expansion. Therefore, I took the opportunity to study 2 year Master degree (MSc) in Fish Nutrition and graduated in 2008. Since then, I was working as a lecturer in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sulaimani.
In 2012, I joined the Research Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine at Keele University to study PhD degree in immunology, and I was working on the development of carbohydrates as immunostimulants in fish cultures. Since then I have developed an extensive research profile in the area of fish immunology and have participated in many national and international conferences in this area. I awarded Innovation Impact Award from Keele University in 2016, and a prize of best Early Stage Researchers oral presentation, the prizes sponsored by Elsevier (250$ Amazon voucher) at the 2nd EAFP UK and Ireland Branches meeting at Stirling University, UK September 2016.
I am a member of the European Association of Fish Pathologists; IBCarb Network, Glycoscience Tools for Biotechnology & Bioenergy, a BBSRC NIBB; and Veterinary Vaccinology Network.