Bassam R Ali, PhD

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Department of Pathology,
United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

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Prof. Bassam R. Ali is the professor of Molecular and Genetic Medicine and the coordinator of the molecular medicine unit of Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Center for Health Sciences at UAE University. Prof. Ali obtained his PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge where he was the recipient of Said Foundation scholarship and the UK ORS Award. Subsequently, Prof. Ali worked at University College London and Imperial College London before joining the UAE University in August 2006. His current research interests are: (1) Elucidation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human genetic diseases (2) The identification of disease genes responsible for rare recessive disorders in Arab populations (3) The Pharmacogenomics of drug metabolizing enzymes among Emiratis and (4) The regulation of cellular trafficking in eukaryotic cells. Prof. Ali published over 90 original articles and reviews in international refereed journals and participated in numerous scientific meetings. Prof. Ali is the winner of the UAEU scholarship Award 2015 and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences Distinguished Research Award for 2010-2011. Prof. Ali’s research resulted in the elucidation of the cellular mechanisms of several human genetic conditions including Robinow syndrome, Acromesomelic Dysplasia type Maroteaux, Sponydylo-meta-epiphyseal Dysplasia and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. In addition, his research resulted in the identification of more than three hundred mutations in families with recessive disorders. Furthermore, Prof. Ali is on the editorial board of several international scientific journals and acted as an expert reviewer for many biomedical journals and funding agencies.

Research Interest

  Elucidation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human genetic diseases The identification of disease genes responsible for rare recessive disorders in Arab populations The Pharmacogenomics of drug metabolizing enzymes among Emiratis and The regulation of cellular trafficking in eukaryotic cells.

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