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Elshaimaa Ali

About Elshaimaa Ali

Elshaimaa Ali

 
  • Undergraduate University: Undergraduate University: Alexandria University, Egypt (B.S. in molecular biology; graduation project: Molecular therapeutics)
  • Master’s University: University of Connecticut (M.S. in applied genomics; graduation project: BRD4 structure, mechanism, function and a therapeutic target in cancer)
  • Thesis: TBD
  • Mentor: Hong Wen, Ph.D.
  • Experience: I participated in a research project about liver cancer treatments (increasing cytotoxicity of hepatocellular carcinoma) in Egypt. In Connecticut, I worked on primary neurons trying to know how BRD4 is activated (mechanistically). I also did a summer internship at UConn Health, doing ChIP-seq technique and analysis on eye development.
  • Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
  • Hobbies: Drawing and photography