|Awarded On||August 02, 2012|
|Title||Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members|
|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|
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 ...