LAU students contribute to award winning biology research

LAU students have contributed to a study in cells and molecular biology with their professor, leading her to reach a groundbreaking discovery, and win the prestigious Shoman award this month.

LAU associate professor, Dr. Mirvat El-Sibai, finished her research on cancer cells last year, and she believes LAU graduates and undergraduate have made a tremendous contribution to her study.

Dr. Mirvat El-Sibai has made the headlines by winning the prestigious Abdul Hamid Shoman award for her research on cancer metastasis.

El-Sibai started working on her research at LAU, along with her students in 2009. She guides graduate students in Advanced Molecular Biology and cancer courses as well as genetics courses for undergraduate students.

In an interview conducted after Dr. Mirvat won the award, she focuses on how her students helped her reach the point she is at now.

“Our master’s students are listed as primary authors on published papers,” she continues with an example of one of her graduate students graduated with five papers to her name. “This is a very important part of our vision.”

The award winning researcher expressed her gratitude earlier, after finishing her study, by thanking her 30 graduate students, four of which became PhD students.

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