Dr. Wael Mohammed Osman
Dr. wael osman Assistant Professor Biology

Contact Information
wael.osman@ku.ac.ae +971 (2) 312 4125


Dr. Wael Mohammed Osman holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the Human Genome Center, University of Tokyo, Japan; the home of the Biobank Japan Project, and a major collaborator in the Human Genome Project. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research from Harvard Medical School, USA. Current research focuses on the genetics of metabolic traits (type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease) using association analyses and different genome sequence approaches. The genetic basis of developing complications of diabetes, in particular, diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is also under investigation. His research includes analysis of clinical data and integration with genetic studies. His current research includes the identification of genetic and metabolomic markers for the diagnosis and pregnancy outcome of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus. 

  • MBBS, Medicine, University of Khartoum (Sudan)
  • PhD, Molecular Genetics, University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • PGCert, Clinical Research, Harvard Medical School (USA)
  • MSc, International Public Health, LJMU (UK)

  • General Genetics (BIOL211)
  • Physiology (BIOL331)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Biotechnology

Research Interests
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Nadia Abu Samra Research Assistant