PIBS Student Outreach Rep. Ahmed Elhossiny

Ahmed Elhossiny

PIBS Student Outreach Representatives

Program: Bioinformatics

Lab: The Rao Lab & The Pasca Lab

Email: [email protected]

Research Focus: Integrating single cell mutlimodal data to understand Pancreatic Cancer Adenocarcinoma Pathogenesis 


"I have graduated from School of Pharmacy at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 2016, and decided to pursue career in science after that. I learned how the use of biotechnology provides unique solution for developing theraputics, therefore, I started studying Biotechnology at the American University in Cairo. Afterthat, I was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue masters in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where I worked on defining species-specific regulation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells homeostasis a project that gave me an opportunity to integrate benchwork with bioinformatics to derive biological findings that aim to help Multiple Sclerosis patients. With the ever-expanding genomic information, and the lack of interdisciplinary scientists analyzing this data to translate their findings into therapies, I decided to take a role in that domain through joining the Bioinformatics PhD program at the University of Michigan - Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics. I am currently affilitated to two labs (The Rao Lab & The Pasca Lab). I believe that being a part of both those research groups allows me to widen my research mindset and get exposure to multiple research disciplines where I can integrate computational biology analyses with benchwork to derive valid biological findings. My research focus is integrating single cell mutlimodal data to understand Pancreatic Cancer Adenocarcinoma Pathogenesis."