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A science pilgrim whose curiosity about the brain led him to get a PhD in neuroscience. I researched the brain as a neuroscientist on four different continents! Besides, I am an internationally-acclaimed public speaker and an award-winning science communicator. I also have a lot of expertise using narrative to engage the general public in diverse scientific areas. Currently, I am pursuing my passion for fiction writing, so keep an eye out for my upcoming novel.



Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland 


American University in Cairo (AUC)

Cairo, Egypt


Helwan University

Cairo - Egypt

Doctorate degree in Neuroscience. Thesis project carried out in the lab of Neuroepigenetics at EPFL. In my PhD, I have managed to shed the light on how our brains process traumatic memories, and where they are stored in the brain, and how would it be possible to overcome such traumata. 

Master's degree in Biotechnology. Thesis project on Neurogenetics conducted in UT Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas, Texas from July 2011 till October 2012.  

Bachelor's of Pharmacy. Worked as a community pharmacist for 2 years, and did research at the Pharmaceutical Industries division at the biggest research centre in Egypt, the National Research Centre (NRC). 

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