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Fighting Cancer Where it Starts

Farah Benyettou and Ali Trabolsi, collaborated to create a magnetic nanoparticle that can carry the chemotherapy drug Doxorubicin, which can be guided straight to tumor sites.

Using Chemistry to Create Smart Materials

NYU Abu Dhabi rising senior Selbi Nuryyeva (Class of 2015), from Turkmenistan, is a busy undergraduate with a packed schedule. For two years, she has spent summers and semesters as a research assistant intern in both Abu Dhabi and New York, and has published two papers and presented her work at international conferences.

NYUAD Research Group Focuses on Nanoparticles for Delivery of Cancer Treatment

A defining feature of NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ali Trabolsi's office is the large whiteboard that looms on the wall. Decked in hexagons, subscripts, curt lines, and symbols, he uses this simple technology to illustrate the makeup of the complex chemical structures he and his team study at the University's Center for Science and Engineering.

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NYU Abu Dhabi science faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

New York University Abu Dhabi sets up three more research centres to study water, human behaviour and art
Centres will aim to advance knowledge and address challenges in respective fields
Gulf News | December 25, 2020

NYU ABU DHABI Launches Three Research Centres 
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has launched three new research centres: the NYUAD Water Research Centre; the Centre for Behavioural Institutional Design; and The Arab Centre for the Study of Art.
Future DXB | December 23, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi launches three research centres
Since its launch in 2010, the university has established more than 80 faculty labs and projects, and 16 research centres led by accomplished thought leaders.
Zawya | December 23, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi launches three research centres
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has launched three new research centres: the NYUAD Water Research Centre; the Centre for Behavioural Institutional Design; and The Arab Centre for the Study of Art.
Emirates News Agency | December 23, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Synthesize Gold Nanoparticles Capable Of Attacking Cancer Cells
Triphenylphosphine (TTP)-stabilized nanoparticles have the ability to precisely release cancer-fighting drugs in cell cultures and living organisms
Scienmag | April 8, 2020