LAB MEMBERS

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KHALIL RAMADI, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Ramadi is an  Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, and Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Neuroengineering and Translational Medicine. His research focuses on developing non-invasive technologies for neuromodulation, towards more effective therapies for neurological, endocrine, and immune disorders. Prior to joining NYU, he was a NIH F32 Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a former director of MIT Hacking Medicine, a group dedicated to enhancing healthcare entrepreneurship, and currently volunteers as the Regional Director for the MENA region. He has been named a TED junior fellow, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fellow, and a Koch Convergence Scholar. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology division.

Contact: kramadi (at) nyu (dot) edu

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LETICIA PEREIRA

Lab Manager and Research Assistant

Leticia has a background working in basic research as well as pre/clinical trials with stem cells in the areas of neurology and immuno-oncology. Her project is focused on novel cell therapies to improve the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Contact: lp2570 (at) nyu (dot) edu

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MOHAMMED OSAMA ABDELHAMEED, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate

Mohammed has extensive experience in organic and inorganic syntheses, material science, and photophysics. His current research focuses on the synthesis of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies while controlling their physical, chemical, and optical properties. Mohammed has previously developed several nanomaterials for biomedical applications such as cellular and subcellular imaging.

Contact: moa2022 (at) nyu (dot) edu

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HANAN MOHAMMED, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate

Hanan has a multidisciplinary background that overlaps material science, biomedical & electrical engineering. She has extensive experience in clean room based nanofabrication techniques, material characterization & imaging. Hanan pursued her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Sensing, Magnetism & Microsystems (SMM) Group at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KSA). Her research focussed on 3D data storage technology using magnetic nanowires. Hanan was selected to present her PhD research in Berlin for the Falling Walls Lab in 2018. Hanan is passionate about innovation & technology transfer and is a mentor at the MIT COVID 19 Challenge Hackathons. 

Contact: hanan.mohammed (at) nyu (dot) edu

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MAHMOUD ELBEH

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SION HAU

Research Assistant & PPTP Fellow

Sion is a recent graduate from New York University Abu Dhabi where she majored in Biology with a concentration in Brain and Cognitive Science. From her time in NYUAD's iGEM team to sending immune cells to the International Space Station, she has developed a strong interest in the field of bioengineering and hopes to pursue a career in applications-driven biology research. In her free time, Sion enjoys everything from board games to stand up paddle boarding to desert camping or just the latest Netflix show. She has the cutest dog back home in Australia called Spinach. 

NYUAD Undergraduate Student

Mahmoud  joined NYU Abu Dhabi after studying pharmacy in Egypt for two years. If he's not studying under the palm trees or in the library cafe, you can probably find him running in Saadiyat streets or the outdoor track. His general focuses are on the interdisciplinary studies of natural sciences and their applicability to the human body and how to tackle different diseases using non-invasive techniques. He is the co-president of the pre-health advisory board, the co-founder of a small start-up that aims to prepare students from public schools in Egypt to apply for schools abroad, and NYU Abu Dhabi's admissions ambassador, and recently, Sufara'a cultural ambassador. After graduation, he plans to attend medical or graduate school.  

Contact: mme7543 (at) nyu (dot) edu

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AHMED EL ASHWAH

NYUAD Undergraduate Student

Ahmed is a Mechanical Engineering student from Egypt. His interests include desalination, 3D design, pumps, microfluidics, aerospace, and nuclear power, and his hobbies are swimming, cycling, astronomy, fantasy novels, and ocasionally gaming.  

Contact: aea493 (at) nyu (dot) edu

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AAYUSH KARNA

NYUAD Undergraduate Student

Aayush is a mechanical engineering student from Nepal with interests in unmanned aerial vehicles, controls, fluid dynamics and 3D designing. In his free time, Aayush enjoys cycling, trekking, and sketching

Contact: ak7717 (at) nyu (dot) edu

ALIHA NISHA

NYUAD Undergraduate Student

Aliha is a bioengineering student from Fiji who is interested in the application of biomaterials, electronics, microbiology and genetic engineering to the medical field. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing or unwinding in a quiet spot with a novel

Contact: aan440 (at) nyu (dot) edu 

SEUNG-JEAN KANG

NYUAD Undergraduate Student

Seung-Jean is an undergraduate bioengineering student from South Korea. She is interested in women's health issues, point-of-care diagnostics in low resource settings, public health in terms of infectious diseases, and Parkinson's disease. Her current plan after completing undergraduate studies is to pursue MD-PhD or PhD in bioengineering. In her free time, she loves to swim, wander around the city, or watch Netflix shows.

Contact: sk8513 (at) nyu (dot) edu 

JESPER HOLTER

NYUAD Undergraduate Student

Jesper is a bioengineering student from Estonia. He began his studies as a mechanical engineering major, but gradually his interests shifted to include biology and medicine. Currently, his focus is on developing novel, minimally invasive, medical devices which take advantage of the gut-brain axis.

Contact: jh6285 (at) nyu (dot) edu 

COLLABORATORS

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Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

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Brigham and Women's Hospital

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MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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UAE University