Hadizar Umar is our March star of the month!

Hadiza Umar is from Nigeria and obtained her first degree in Medical Laboratory Science from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. She completed her master’s degree (MSc) in Medical Microbiology from Universiti Putra Malaysia where she did her research work on Safety Evaluation and Characterization of Lactobacillus Strains as Probiotics for Human Use.

After graduation, Hadiza worked with the National Ear Centre, Kaduna State Nigeria as a Medical Laboratory Scientist carrying out routine clinical laboratory sample processing and testing. She also worked as an academic staff member in the department of Microbiology with Yobe State University, Nigeria.

Hadiza joined PRECISE/DYAD Study as a Scientific Officer in August 2021. Within a short span of time, she adapted to the fast-paced needs of PRECISE/DYAD study activities. Hadiza has contributed significantly in sample processing, storage and kit bags building. In addition, she has been extremely efficient in using OpenSpecimen (OS) and solving ODKX-OS queries raised by the data manager. Hadiza has gained recognition amongst colleagues because of her flexibility and commitment to work, and her friendly personality which contributes to a great working environment.