Fathima Shaffra Mohammed Refai

Research Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc National University of Singapore; MSc Uppsala University Sweden

Research Areas: C. elegans; Antihelminths; Bacillus thuringienses; Screening

Fathima Shaffra Mohammed Refai is a part of the Centre for Genomics and Systems Biology at NYUAD. She has a Master’s degree from Uppsala University, Sweden, and joined NYUAD as a Research Associate in 2013. She works in Kris Gunsalus lab on several research projects, one of them being discovering novel anthelmintics and their possible targets using the free-living soil nematode C. elegans as a model organism.


She is currently working on the following:

  1.  High throughput chemical genomics in C. elegans to screen for novel anthelmintics and their targets.
  2. Characterization of microbial crystals from Bacillus thuringiensis in an attempt to find new biopesticides.