It was a shared love for the 70s rock band, Dire Straits, that first formed a friendship between Dr. Nigil Haroon and UHN’s Dr. Robert Inman.
At the time, Dr. Haroon was finishing up his rheumatology training in Lucknow, India. Dr. Inman was visiting the country for a rheumatology conference and when Dr. Haroon told him he had no strong plans for his next move, Dr. Inman asked him to consider coming to Canada.
“Now, our labs are together,” says Dr. Haroon, who is currently a scientist at the Krembil Research Institute.
“Most of our projects are interlinked, and our lab meetings we do together, so we bounce ideas off each other. It's a great environment to be working with the Spondylitis team and Professor Rob Inman.”
You are listening to UHN Home, where we're telling stories to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Every week, we'll tell you the stories of people who came from all around the world and stories of people whose families have called Canada home for thousands of years. They all work at the nation's largest research hospital: the University Health Network.
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