ABOUT

PEOPLE

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ABOUT

The Department of Biology at Khalifa University has the mandate of promoting Excellence in Teaching and Research in various life science fields at Khalifa University, thus catering to the strategic mission of the university, Abu Dhabi Emirate and UAE. The department is composed of highly qualified and internationally trained faculty members excelling in research and teaching in different aspects of biological sciences.

The department will host the BSc in Cell and Molecular Biology degree program, which will graduate highly qualified pre-med students for Khalifa University’s MD program, in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition, the department will offer advanced MD students to carry out their senior year clinical research activities. Furthermore, it aims to be a strategic partner and interdisciplinary bridge between the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences to enable excellence in life science research, and be the premiere center for Applied Biotechnology research and contribute to other key research activities at KU. The department will also offer collaborative opportunities (faculty and resources) to carry out cutting edge Genomics/Proteomics research and work closely with Khalifa University’s Biotech Center, Biomedical Engineering department, and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Vision

The Department of Biology at Khalifa University will provide students with a world-class educational and research experience and graduate students with skill sets to serve their communities and a thirst and passion for studying medical sciences.

Mission

The Department of Biology is dedicated to using the latest pedagogical and research technologies to train students to be critical thinkers, independent, innovative and experts in the field of life and medical sciences. The department provides world-class facilities and resources to allow its faculty and students to be international leaders in medical and life science research.

PEOPLE

Academic Faculty

Dr. Syed Salman Ashraf Professor, Acting Chair of Biology, & Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Researchers

PROGRAMS