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  • Kamaldeen Ayodele Muili
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Kamaldeen Ayodele Muili
Featured Profile: 
At A Glance
Licensed Body: 
Project Assistant-Dissertator
Works For: 
College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. University College Hospital, Nigeria (On Study leave).
Associate Medical Laboratory Science (Med Microbiology). Fellow Medical Laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology). Postgraduate Diploma (Microbiology). Masters of Science (Biomedical Science).
Burning Ambition: 
Established Research Scientist
To be able to see what goes on in a patient sample without delay. Also would like to be at a place of choice just by thinking about it
Big Picture
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
Medical Doctor
Who or what inspired you to become a scientist? 
Personal experience with sick people, and advice from my father
What do you love about your job and being a “scientist”? 
Being able to contribute to medical processes aimed at saving lives
Why did you choose your first degree subject? 
Clinical Laboratory Science. It is the backbone of modern medicine
Do you have a Masters or PhD? If not, was it difficult to demonstrate Masters-level equivalence in order to achieve CSci? 
Have MSc and about finishing with PhD
How do you describe your job when you meet people at a party? 
A Clinical Laboratory Scientist, who looks after the patients when hospitals are closed, and ensures optimal and quality services
What is ‘cutting-edge’ about your work? 
Presently investigating photobiomodulation mechanisms in immunopathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most studied animal model of human multiple sclerosis. This is aimed at annexing body’s cellular mechanisms to achieve therapeutic outcomes
What are the biggest implications your work will/could have in the future? 
A new or adjunct therapy for MS patient!
Describe some of the highlights of your average day. 
Pray in the morning, Go to school/Lab at 8:00AM, Teach or work on my dissertation between 9:00AM till I am done (usually 9:00PM or later)
Describe briefly how your career has progressed to date. 
I started as a laboratory Scientist (teaching and diagnostic services, some research), I then enrolled for MSc study in Biomedical Science with the goal of improving knowledge, skills and services. I am presently completing my PhD dissertation. I have steady academic and professional development.
How is your job cross-disciplinary? 
As a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in training, I took classes across Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Science. This prepared me for career challenges and I am able to intellectually interact with professionals outside my field of expertise. Presently about to complete an Interdisciplinary PhD Health Science (Immunology) program. I have been able to expand my general knowledge and attain a more admirable level of academic and professional competence
How well is your job compensated? What is the starting salary for your field, and how much can this be expected to rise? 
I do not believe Clinical Laboratory Scientists are well compensated, but that said, the profession ranks among the top jobs in UK and USA. There is an increasing need for clinical laboratory experts’ services around the world. Here in the US, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist is started on $40 000 pa with/without a sign-on bonus of around $5 000 depending on organization
How do you see your field developing over the next 5-10 years? 
Talking about professional development, there is need for all scientists to realize the call for continuous professional development (structured or individualized). This is very important in other to be ready for geometric restructuring and development going on at the profession level across the globe. The professional doctorate in Clinical laboratory Science is a brilliant idea that can improve understanding of laboratory science practices, encourage specialization and develop a high level of responsibility among qualified individuals. All Clinical Laboratory Science programs should include a structured academic and professional development in their curriculum
What’s the most unexpected thing about your job? 
A Clinical Laboratory Scientist sworn to all ethics of professionalism, but litigation on the ground of professional negligence is not what a Clinical Laboratory Scientist would like. This also reiterates the need for in-depth knowledge of ones profession. Other than this, I do not think a professional Clinical Laboratory Scientist should be caught on guard for new professional, academic or social developments
What’s the biggest achievement of your career so far? 
I consider this to being able to positively impact different individuals (patients, students and friends), with my professional experience and skills put smiles on my face all the time. I have repeatedly experienced this, and can say is the biggest achievement of my laboratory profession career. Achievements in academic career are improving and I have published research articles and working on my PhD dissertation. These attainments are big achievement for me
Would you say you have a good standard of living/ work-life balance? 
Yes I do, but can be better!
What do your friends and family think about your job? 
It is a humanitarian profession, and they love it
What kind of hobbies or extracurricular activities do you do to relax? 
Read, Watch documentaries on nature
Why did you choose to apply for CSci and what do you value most about being a Chartered Scientist? 
I believe I merit the criteria and have the knowledge and skills of a Chartered Scientist. More so, it is a way to put pressure on myself to achieve professional and academic excellence
What is the value of professional bodies? 
The professional bodies regulate practices and ensure developments. They are indispensable in all professions
How important is CPD? What do you think of the revalidation process in ensuring that CSci is a mark of current competence? 
This is absolutely necessary, it keep all scientists working
Advice & Reflection
What words of wisdom would you give someone interested in getting into your field? 
The road to success is rough, but there is light at the end of the tunnel
How important is the mentoring process in your field and to you personally? 
Mentoring is very essential, even for a genius. Experience can not be quantified, most especially in laboratory science.
How would you define “professionalism”? 
Professionalism is the ability to use skills and experience to alleviate sufferings and afflictions of clients and keeping abreast with developments in a chosen career
What would you do differently if you were starting out in your career now? 
I would study more, and probably achieve more within a short period
What would you like people to remember about your life as a scientist? 
Humanity first. The life of someone is in your hands
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