Research

The multidisciplinary approach at NYU Abu Dhabi encourages researchers to address some of the most pressing issues affecting the globe, while simultaneously asking questions that further the basic understanding of nature and the universe.

The fusion of science, math, and other academic disciplines has resulted in the creation of collaborative research projects and state-of-the-art core technology platforms, in which questions and problems are tackled by academics of international distinction.

NYUAD has more than 80 faculty labs and designated multidisciplinary Research Institute Centers.

Faculty Research

  • Chemistry
  • Comp Sci
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Shady Amin
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Marine Microbiology; Molecular Biology


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Stephane Boissinot
    Professor of Biology
    Program Head of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Evolutionary Genomics


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    John Burt
    Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Marine Biology; Coral Reefs; Ecology; Climate Adaptation


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Dipesh Chaudhury
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Neural Circuits; Mood Disorders; Memory Loss


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Alexis Gambis
    Assistant Professor of Biology, Film and New Media

    RESEARCH AREA
    Visualization; Experimental; Evolutionary Developmental; Film


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Youssef Idaghdour
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Population and Medical Genomics; Gene-Environment Interactions


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Mazin Magzoub
    Assistant Professor of Practice of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Delivery of Antitumor Agents and Therapeutics for Amyloid Diseases


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Piergiorgio Percipalle
    Associate Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Molecular Genetics; Cell Biology


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Kirsten Sadler Edepli
    Associate Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Liver Regeneration; Epigenetics; ER Stress; Cancer; Fatty Liver; Zebrafish; Mice


    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
    Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani
    Associate Professor of Biology

    RESEARCH AREA
    Algal Systems Biology