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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

My research focuses on exploring therapeutic strategies to mitigate neuroinflammatory crosstalk, which contributes to the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. I employ cutting-edge technologies, such as nanoparticles, stem cells, and brain-like mimetic human organoids, to address this challenge. Our lab research provides a unique opportunity to seamlessly integrate chemistry and nanotechnology with cell biology and clinical applications (Translational neurodegeneration, 2023).


•    2013-2014 The University of Mississippi graduate student summer assistantship
•    2013-2014 American society for cell biology conference WICB award
•    2013-2014 Gamma Beta Phi honor society
•    2012-2014 The University of Mississippi graduate student summer assistantship
•    2013-2014 The University of Mississippi graduate school travel award
•    1997-1998 Faculty of Science Idealist student award, Egypt
•    1995-1999 Undergraduate awards for honor students, Egypt


Professional Affiliations

•    Rutgers University Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorder Research Center (RUADRC)
•    The National Neurotrauma Society
•    American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
•    The University of Mississippi Society for Neuroscience, member



•    Senior Research Associate, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Rutgers University, 2019-2022
•    Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Dow Neurobiology labs, Legacy Research Institute, 2017-2019
•    Postdoctoral Fellow, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2016-2017
•    Ph.D., Biological Sciences, The University of Mississippi, 2015
•    M.S., Biochemistry, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2006
•    B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry (with Hon ors), Mansoura University, Egypt, 1999