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!