Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Heidi Smith and Mohsin Ahmed

Heidi Kay Smith and Mohsin Saeed Ahmed are to be married Sunday at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, Ill. Imam Mujadid Shah, a Muslim cleric, is to officiate. -------- The bride, 30, and the bridegroom, 29, are graduate students at Columbia. She is pursuing a doctorate in biological sciences and received a master’s degree last year. He is in his final year of a joint M.D. and Ph.D. program and received a doctoral degree with distinction in neurobiology last February. -------- The bride graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her mother, Dorothy K. Smith, lives and works in Bloomington, Ill., where she is a registered nurse at the OSF Medical Group, an internal medicine practice. -------- The bridegroom graduated magna cum laude from Cornell. His parents, Sayeeda B. Zain and Mushtaq M. Ahmed, live in Pittsford, N.Y. His mother is an associate professor of oncology and biochemistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His father works in Tonawanda, N.Y., as a chemical engineer at Praxair, a maker of industrial gases in Danbury, Conn. -------- Source : New York Times

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