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The genetic make up of LIBRA

Aliyaa Alzaabi

Research Assistant

BSc Biotechnology and Chemistry - University of Toronto

🇦🇪 Born and raised in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi! her days are often filled with the joyful company of her beloved cats and the majestic presence of her horses. She is an awardee of the Kawader Program and looking forward to making breakthroughs in science. 

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Aseel Alatoom

Global PhD Fellow

MSc Biomedical Engineering - American University of Sharjah

🇯🇴 Our 1st PhD student. She's not just a T cell aficionado, but also a passionate devotee of shawerma and the art of Korean skincare. Get ready, as she leads the charge in revolutionizing T cell immunotherapy with the same dedication she applies to achieving that radiant Korean skin glow! 🌯✨🔬

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Jeremy Teo

Principal Investigator

PhD Medicine - National University of Singapore

🇸🇬 Mastermind in charge - Jeremy Teo! When he's not leading the scientific charge as our Lab PI, he's out there crushing triathlons and savoring every sip of coffee to supercharge his day.

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Jiranuwat Sapudom (Bas)

Research Scientist

PhD Biochemistry - University of Liepzig

🇹🇭🇩🇪 Multi-talented brilliant research scientist! With a knack for biochemistry and matrix biology, he also doubles as our resident foodie photographer, adding a flavorful twist to our scientific endeavors.

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Milutin Milojkovic

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UG Class of 2026

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Rasha Nasser

Visiting Scholar

MSc Medical Sciences - UAE University

🇵🇸 She is a PhD student at Khalifa University as well as a long-time collaborator at our lab. Prepare to be amazed by her extraordinary endeavors in the realms of biosensing scaffolds and microfluidic devices. It's a scientific show you won't want to miss!

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Shaikha Alshehhi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bioengineering Senior Class of 2024

🇦🇪 She is part of the Mubadala-NYUAD project team at LIBRA. When not living the research life, she plays the oud, or so she claims. We have yet to hear piece from her.

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Aman Assali 

Honors Student

Bioengineering Senior Class of 2024

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Brian Quartey

Global PhD Fellow

BA Bioengineering - New York University Abu Dhabi

🇬🇭 Our 1st Honors thesis student who's now shining as a PhD candidate. Not only does he possess a brilliant scientific mind, but he's also a musical virtuoso with an undying affection for Broadway's finest tunes.

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Jessica Smith

Visiting Scholar

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🇦🇺 Pursuing PhD - PhD Student Bond University

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Mei ElGindi

Research Associate

MSc Immunology - Yale

🇸🇩🇷🇸 Star immunologist and space biology enthusiast! When she's not uncovering the secrets of science, you can find her saddling up for horseback rides, whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen, and unleashing her inner warrior with Muay Thai moves. Plus, she's got a bit of a sneaker addiction that adds extra pep to her step!

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Noura Sayed

Global PhD Fellow

MSc Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, University College London

🇦🇪 She is the definition of what happens if your inner child survives into adulthood. Endless questions, nagging perseverance & the occasional crying. 
When she’s not busy in the lab you’ll find her at your local coffee shop or mastering the padel court 🎾

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Riad Nassri

Honors Student

Senior Class of 2024

🇵🇱🇸🇾 Our enthusiastic mechanical engineering undergraduate, whose love for basketball and fitness mirrors his commitment to engineering excellence. His passion for video games translates into a keen eye for detail and a knack for problem-solving.

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Shaza Karaman

Global PhD Fellow

MSc Biomedical Engineering - Imperial College London

🇵🇸 The vibrant and determined PhD student on her quest to master the world of microfluidic chips! Beyond the lab, she's a fearless thrill-seeker, a spontaneous dance enthusiast, and a devoted cat parent.

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Our Alumni

We are sad that each of you left, thank you for leaving footprints in our lives

Undergraduates

Graduate Students

  • Karu Mbugua, currently Sophomore at NYUNY

  • Iris Bibolli, currenly Junior at NYUNY

  • Louise Ghaleb, currently MSc student at McGill University

  • Mark Bunsantrakul, currently MSc student at Imperial College London

  • Jessica Wong, currently senior at NYUNY

  • Mauricio Lamoyi, currently senior at NYUAD

  • Amy Rongyi Dai, currently PhD candidate at UC Berkley

  • Gabriella Torres, currently Research Technician at Duke University

  • Ian McBain, currently PhD candidate at Cornell

  • Ingie Baho, Research Volunteer

  • Layla Alsafadi, currently medical student at Khalifa University

  • Priya Soni, Visiting UG Research Program, Summer 2019, NYUNY Class of 2021

  • Nikhil Mahtani, currently PhD candidate at EPFL

Visting Scholars

  • Dr. Walaa Mohamad, currently Application Specialist at Oxford Nanopore Technologies

  • Dr. Nicholas Hallfors, currently Research Scientist at TII

Researchers

  • Dr. Anna Garcia-Sabaté, currently Technical Head and Business Development Manager, Space Faculty

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