Dr. Alakwaa, Fadhl

Fadhl Alakwaa, PhD

Research Investigator


Fadhl M Alakwaa, PhD. is a research investigator in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Alakwaa earned a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Cairo University in 2009. He started his first faculty job as an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Science and Technology, Yemen. Then he completed his postdoctoral training in the University of Hawaii (Epidemiology Department, 2016-2018) and University of Michigan (Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, 2018-2019).

Dr Alakwaa has 10 years of experience in Biomedical Engineering conducting Bioinformatics research. His long-term research goal is to improve outcomes for patients with neurodegenerative disease by developing methods to improve personalized medicine and implementing these methods into clinical practice.

Areas of Interest

Drug repurposing, Metabolomics data analysis, Deep and machine learning, Multi-omics data integration

Clinical Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Alzheimer disease, diabetic neuropathy


Medical School or Training

  • BSC, Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University , 2003
  • MSC, Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University, 2006
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University, 2009

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