Mohammed’s academic focus has been in developing and applying molecular imaging in clinical and experimental atherosclerosis. His long-term research strategy is to focus on in vivo mechanisms of vascular disease, with emphasis on inflammation-based molecular imaging. He currently serves as a British Heart Foundation (BHF) clinical career development fellow and is working to look at the role of optoacoustic imaging in preclinical vascular disease.
He completed his PhD in Surgery at Wolfson College, funded by both the Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship and a BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowship. The first part of the PhD was undertaken in Cambridge using molecular imaging (positron emission tomography) to predict re-narrowing after lower limb angioplasty in patients with lower limb vascular disease. Mohammed also completed a successful year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University (Farouc Jaffer and Guillermo Tearney labs), funded by the Parke-Davies Travelling Fellowship. His research developed the use of novel intravascular techniques and local therapies used in vascular disease at a preclinical level. Mohammed was also a research fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Langer Lab) to explore methods of intravascular drug delivery techniques, another keen research area.