King Abdulaziz University and Effat University
I completed my PhD in molecular biology and biotechnology from The University of Sheffield in the UK and I am now an assistant professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and a part-time lecturer at Effat University. At a turning point in my life I took the plunge and decided to shift my entire research from the wet lab (cell and chemicals) to the dry lab (computers) and entered the field of computational biology (why I did that is a VERY long story) but now I am glad I went through that shift. So now my research interests are in machine learning and computational biology. I am also passionate about public science communication which is why I go out of my way every week to podcast about science as well as stream my work in order to get more people interested in science, hopefully becoming the scientists of the next generation.