Dr. Mariam AlEissa

Research Area
Genetics of Psychiatric Diseases
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT; the Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Fellowship date
March 4, 2019
Molecular Genetics of Complex Disorders
University College London
Professor Guoping Feng Professor Benjamin Neale


Mariam holds a PhD in molecular genetics of complex disorders from University College London, an MSc in Medical Genetics from University of Glasgow and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Medical Sciences (Clinical Laboratory Sciences) from King Saud University. In addition, she has amassed years of clinical experience through working at the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to being a scientist, Mariam is the Art Director at Saudi Signatures, an artists' collaborative. 

MIT Fellowship Research Abstract: 

Mariam is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gouping Lab, McGovern Institute for brain research at MIT and a visiting investigator at the Broad Institute. Her research is centred around the genetics and bioinformatics of complex diseases: such as Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Autism. Using genetic engineering/bioinformatics tools to identify genetic variation and the pathway analysis that may be involved​ in disease Eitology.

Professional Development Activities while at MIT: 

Executive Certificates (MIT Sloan Executive) :

Strategy & Innovation

Management & Leadership


Working with Mice in Research Settings

Leadership and Innovation

MIT professional development program, June 27–August 22, 2019

Interpreting Genomes for Rare Disease Variants and Gene Interpretation

Broad Institute, May 15–16, 2019

Leading with Vision and Grit, Graduate Women at MIT Leadership Conference, April 26, 2019

Professional Branding Effective Communication Skills Grit, Graduate Women at MIT Leadership Conference, April 25, 2019

International Collaborations or Affiliations: 

Visiting Investigator at the department of Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA

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