Dr. Eman Ageely

Fellowship Dates: 

01 September 2021

MIT Department/Faculty Supervisor(s): 

Daniel Anderson

Biography: 

Dr. Ageely received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Jazan University. In 2016, she completed her MS degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Southern Illinois University. Her MS thesis was focused on Fluorescence-based methods for visualization of RNA in living cells. For her PhD, she got an assistantship from the department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Southern Illinois University to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her PhD research contributes in characterizing and controlling CRISPR via chemical modifying crRNA by using structure-guided approach to modify crRNA. She drew rules for compatible modified crRNA with both spCas9 and Cas12a activities. Her PhD research works resulted in five papers published in Nature Communications, ACS, Nucleic Acid (Biochemistry), ACS Chemical Biology.

Dr. Ageely has recieved the following honors:

Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Arabian Women at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Saudi Arabian Scholarship Program - Ministry of Higher Education & Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM)

King Abdullah Scholarship Program - Ministry of Higher Education & Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM)

MIT Fellowship Research Abstract: 

Dr. Ageely is working on three projects:

1- Developing CRISPR RNP delivery using LNPs and that including (Cas9 Cpf1 and prime editor systems).

2- Engineering a chemically modified pegRNA for prime editor.

3- Develop barcoding techniques for vivo nanoparticle.

Professional Affiliations: 

Stanford University
McGill University