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AUC PhD Student Wins L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Sarah Halawa '11, '14, PhD student in applied sciences at AUC, with a specialization in biotechnology, received the  L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her PhD dissertation, which focuses on the genetics and epigenetics of cardiovascular diseases, helping to improve our understanding of valve biology, with potential implications on valve tissue engineering approaches. The research is a joint venture between AUC and the Magdi Yacoub Foundation.

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Laila Ziko

Alum, Faculty Laila Ziko Wins Innovators Under 35 MENA Award for Using Microbes to Cure Diseases

Laila Ziko (MSc '13, PhD '19), adjunct professor of biology, is one of the winners of the Innovators Under 35 MENA award, presented by MIT Technology Review Arabia and the Dubai Future Foundation. Her research focuses on using microbes to cure diseases, bypassing antibiotic resistance and cancer chemotherapeutic resistance.

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Using the 'Power of Design' to Shape the Future of Architecture and Autism

In 2002, Magda Mostafa, associate professor in the Department of Architecture, was approached by a group of parents to design Egypt’s first educational center for autism. She was eager to get to work, certain it would be easy with all the guidelines and research she’d find on how to design for individuals with autism. But to her surprise, she found “absolutely nothing.” No architect, she said, in Egypt or anywhere around the world had ever looked through and structured evidence-based methodology into this topic. 

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AUC Joins STAR experiment, Brookhaven National Laboratory

The American University in Cairo's Physics Department has become a member of the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. AUC is the only independent member institute at the STAR experiment from Africa and the Middle East.

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