conducted her bachelor studies in pharmaceutical science at Mansoure University, Egypt. Her excellent graduation with honors allowed her to obtain a position as a research assistant in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the same university. There, she worked on testing the virulence of different bacterial strains isolated from clinical specimens and from the environment.
Subsequently, she received a master degree in infection biology at Würzburg University. She joined the Beilhack lab for her master thesis project on the interaction of alveolar macrophages with the saprophytic mold Aspergillus fumigatus. As this fungal pathogen can cause life threatening infections in immunosuppressed cancer patients, she focused on molecular strategies to enhance antifungal immune defense mechanisms. To this end, she became an expert in a variety of research techniques such as multiparameter flow cytometry and state-of-the-art microscopy techniques. For her accomplishments, she was awarded with a distinguished scholarship by the foundation “Hilfe im Kampf gegen Krebs e.V.” Based on her excellent master thesis project, she was selected for a prestigious PhD scholarship of the DFG graduate training program 3D Infect and continues her research on host-pathogen interactions in the Beilhack lab.
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