Mr Jafar Cain

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  • Kennedy Trust MB-PhD student in Inflammation Sciences 
  • Medical Student, Leicester Medical School
  • President of Leicester Medical School Rheumatology Society
  • Research Lead for Leicester Medical School Ophthalmology Society


Jafar came to the University of Manchester on the Kennedy Trust intercalated MB-PhD Inflammation Sciences programme. Prior to this Jafar had worked in journalism in the Middle East and in medical translation based in refugee camps in Jordan. After starting a medical degree at the University of Leicester, Jafar developed a keen interest in Rheumatology and Respiratory medicine which he now combines in his PhD research project focussing on the relationship between the core cellular circadian clock and the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, namely Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Further information

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Circadian, Circadian rhythm, Asthma, Rheumatoid arthritis

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Bachelor of Arts, European and Middle Eastern Languages (German and Arabic), Oxford University