Dr. Ahmed Yousef completed his MSc and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. The focus of his graduate work was protein interactions and cellular networks, using the human adenovirus oncogenes as tools to gain insight into these processes. In 2011, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada, where his focus was entrepreneurship and the biotechnology sector. He also trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in Los Angeles, where his focus was the biochemistry of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells.
Dr. Yousef's laboratory studies microbial communities that exist in different environments, with a focus on those that develop in wastewater treatment systems. He also has an interest in developing biotechnology from microbes and plants that are present in various UAE natural environments.