2019-2020 Fellows arrive on campus

June 17, 2019

The first three of our newest class of Fellows has arrived on campus and started their postdoctoral work. Seven others will be arriving over the course of the summer, for a total class of ten researchers. The work undertaken so far has shown promise for an exciting and productive year:

Dr. Mariam AlEissa holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from University College London. She will be researching genetics and bioinformatics of complex diseases at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Broad Institute.

Dr. Shiroq Al-Megren will be working with family caregivers and social workers to identify technological solutions to “pain points” in comprehensive psychological treatment plans. She will also be pursuing a Kaufman Teaching Certificate from the MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory.

Dr. Sharifa Al-Ghowinem will be investigating use of caregiving robots to adjust daily behavior of at-home patients for improved health and wellness treatment outcomes.

These three and the others that follow will complete one-year appointments at MIT. They are off to an impressive start!