ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MUHAMMAD ZAIN AZHAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I think it is a great opportunity for me to expand my circle of knowledge and meet different people with different views working towards the sustainable goals in order to better the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Cell/Tissue Mechanics in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
FIU Honors College ARCH research project with Dr. Ramaswamy and others to develop functional valves with regenerative capacities (FVRC) using porcine small intestinal submucosa (PSIS) substrates and mechanically regulate stem cells for the FVRC application as well as for broader application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. Two specific areas areas of research involve the delineation of flow conditions of the aortic valve that may serve to show mechanosensitive pathways in vascular and valvular cells that lead to calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), that in turn can be utilized for the development of an engineered CAVD tissue model system for drug discovery. (5) Computational biomechanical models that can help explain sub-clinical thrombosis (and stroke) risks in patient-specific situations after undergoing a trans-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.
About the Millennium Fellow
Muhammad Zain Azhar is a senior pre-medical student at Florida International University Honors College pursuing a bachelors in science and majoring in biological sciences. In his down time, he loves to do strength training, read research publications on various topics to expand his knowledge, and spend time with family/friends.