Grant ID R1216
Awarded On August 02, 2012
Title Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Program CPRIT Scholar
Award Mechanism Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Khuloud Jaqaman
Cancer Sites Multiple Sites
Contracted Amount $2,000,000
Lay Summary

I obtained my B. Sc. degree in physics from Birzeit University in the West Bank in 1998, where I had the honor of being the graduation commencement valedictorian. As I was always fascinated by scientific discovery but research opportunities were scarce in the West Bank, I started graduate school right after finishing my undergraduate education. I went to Indiana University Bloomington and worked toward a Ph. D. in biophysics under the mentorship of Prof. Peter Ortoleva. My research was in the field of molecular dynamics, where I devised efficient methods for the computational modeling of protein folding. I obtained my Ph. D. degree in 2003.

For my postdoctoral training, I decided to work ...

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