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Ali Afify

 Postdoctoral Fellow  (started March 2016)

Birthplace: Kuwait
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

ali.afify [AT] jhmi.edu

Education:

  • 2001: B.Sc. in Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University.
  • 2009: M.Sc. in Zoology and Agricultural Nematology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. Thesis Advisor: Muhammad Shamseldean.
  • 2014: PhD in Natural Sciences (Biology), University of Konstanz and the International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology. Thesis Advisor: Giovanni Galizia.

Awards/Fellowship/Grants:

  • 2007: Fulbright student scholarship.
  • 2010: PhD scholarship from the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology.
  • 2017: Fellowship of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI).
  • 2017: Postdoc Poster Award at the Johns Hopkins Annual Neuroscience Retreat.
  • 2019: Drescher Travel Award from the Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • 2020: Alfred Blalock Award for Young Investigators at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Research Interests:
Mosquito olfaction, repellents, attractants, calcium imaging, electrophysiology, behavior.

Interests outside the lab:
Reading/Writing, playing lute, travel.

Fun fact:
Right after I finished my PhD, I wrote a 200-page novel (not PhD related), because writing a thesis is not enough!

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