Research Assistant Professor of Biology
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Valparaiso University; MSc University of Leicester; PhD University of London
Research Areas: Stem Cell Biology; Differentiation; Adipose Tissue Development; Next-Generation Sequencing
Dr. Mohamed Al-Sayegh is a Research Assistant Professor at the Biology Division who manages the Stem Cell Biology laboratory (Al-Sayegh lab) at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Al-Sayegh received his BA in Biology from Valparaiso University in 2005 (Valparaiso, Indiana, USA), MSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester in 2006 (Leicester, UK), and PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of London in 2012 (St Georges Medical School, London, UK).
Although they worked on different developmental biology topics such as neurogenesis and cancer biology, Dr. Al-Sayegh's primary research interest surrounds the development of adipose tissue and the mechanism that drives it (adipogenesis) from a systematic biology aspect (transcriptome and epigenome levels) utilizing different mammalian embryonic models, which has been published in several journals.
Before joining NYUAD, Al-Sayegh held a postdoctoral position in the Mazzoni lab at Biology Department at NYU Washington Square campus. During his Postdoctoral training, Al-Sayegh developed an interest in NGS applications to address various developmental biology aspects. Al-Sayegh is to a number of national awards, namely the Young Emirati Researcher Award in 2013 and the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Award for Scientific Excellence in 2014.