Senior Vice Provost of Research; Managing Director, Research Institute; Professor of Biology
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry, University of Southampton, UK; PhD. in Biochemistry, Imperial College, London, UK;
Research Websites: Galadari Lab
Research Areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
Sehamuddin Galadari leads an active research laboratory at NYUAD and has contributed significantly to biomedical research development in the UAE. Focused primarily on cell death and cancer biology, Galadari is interested in the molecular signaling network in various forms of cell death (such as apoptosis, autophagy, necroptosis and ferroptosis), with prime focus on tumor suppressor protein prostate apoptosis respose-4 (Par-4), and the tumor suppressor lipid ceramide, that selectively destroy wide variety of cancer cells via programmed cell death, which is fundamentally important to cellular regulation in health and disease.
In addition to his faculty position, Galadari also provides strategic oversight on the facilitation and growth of NYUAD’s research enterprise – including the NYUAD Research Institute, research labs, Core Technology Platform, and High Performance Computing. Having joined NYUAD in 2017, Galadari brings a wealth of scientific and administrative experience and strength that contributes to positioning NYUAD as a leading research university with a liberal arts core that is at the forefront of addressing complex issues of both national (UAE) and global significance.
Prior to joining NYUAD, Galadari was Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at UAE University, and before that Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at UAE University. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Health UK.