Dr. Shahad AlSaiari: Combating Iron-Deficiency Anemia: Development of Dual Iron-Chelation Technology for Food Fortification

Dr. Alsaiari received her Ph.D. in Bioscience from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and her postdoctoral training at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Her doctoral research focused on developing on-demand drug delivery systems using stimuli-responsive nanocarriers with diverse sizes, architectures and surface properties to deliver drugs in spatial-, temporal- and dosage-controlled fashions. Her current research focuses on improving food fortification strategies during cooking and storage; and developing microneedle-based COVID-19 nanovaccine patches that can be self-administered to ensure vaccination where healthcare providers are in shortage.