Meet our Early Career Scientist Grant Winner Khaled Abdelrahman
Khaled Abdelrahman is the latest winner of our $500 Early Career Scientist Grant! Our flexible monthly grant supports life science PhDs and postdocs with their scientific career.
Khaled is a postdoc working in Dr. Stephen Ferguson’s lab in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The grant will be used to cover the article processing charges for his manuscript that was recently accepted at “Obesity”.
I am very delighted and thankful for the support from Hello Bio. It will help me cover the article processing charges for a manuscript that was recently accepted for publication. I am the corresponding author on this article, and it defines a major step in my career as an independent scientist. Khaled Abdelrahman, University of Ottawa, Canada, Hello Bio Early Career Scientist Grant winner
Congratulations Khaled! First, can you tell us a bit more about what you're working on at the moment?
I am trying to delineate how certain G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in the brain contribute to the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington's diseases.
What is it about your field of research that gets you most excited?
I get really excited about novel GPCR signaling mechanisms and the versatile pharmacological tools that can be employed to target them to achieve therapeutic benefits.
Which scientists working today do you most admire, and why?
I admire the scientists who worked around the clock over the past two years to understand SARS-CoV-2 variants and develop vaccines and medications to help in the fight against this virus.
What do you think are the biggest challenges currently facing life scientists and their work?
I think the biggest challenge right now is trying to do science despite all the restrictions imposed on lab capacity, supply chain issues and the deteriorating funding situation.
And finally… what’s your favourite science quote?
"The more we learn, the more we realize how much we do not know."
Thank you so much Khaled! We wish you all the best with the publication and with your future research.
Connect with Khaled:
- Twitter: @K_S_Abdelrahman
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