Ibrahim Chehade received his M.Sc. in Integrative Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada) in the field of Environmental Toxicology and Endocrinology. Ibrahim also holds a Project Management Professional certificate. He currently serves as an Instructor of Biology at NYUAD. Ibrahim has been part of the NYUAD community since 2012 and has been primarily involved in teaching various lab courses, as well as recitations and seminars. He has mainly been involved in teaching courses that are categorized under the Department of Science majors (Foundations of Science series), advanced Biology electives and Core laboratories.
In addition to Ibrahim’s teaching commitments, he is currently involved in research in the Biology Department (Magzoub Lab) with a focus on therapeutics for cancer and amyloid diseases; as well as in the field of diagnostics of microorganisms. He also serves as one of the principal investigators in the NYUAD iGEM program (International Genetically Engineered Machine), which is designed for undergraduate students to use the fields of synthetic biology and engineering to help tackle real world problems. This program is a terrific opportunity for all students to learn to integrate their backgrounds from different disciplines into one multidisciplinary research project.
Throughout Ibrahim’s experience as a Biology instructor at NYUAD, it has been his uttermost pleasure and goal to inspire the students to feel the passion that he feels towards the field of Biology. This goal is achieved by encouraging the students to use collaborative problem-solving to integrate and understand complex issues from multidisciplinary perspectives and using this form of integration to explore scientific theories and research practices.