American University in Cairo (AUC), M.Sc. in Biotechnology
King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), Ph.D. in Marine Science
Ahmed is currently a postdoctoral associate at NYUAD. For his Master’s degree, Ahmed was involved in the Red Sea Marine Metagenomics project funded by KAUST in collaboration with AUC. During this period, he started investigating the microbiology of the Red Sea with a focus on biotechnological applications of proteins expressed by halophilic microbes inhabiting the brine pools. At KAUST, his PhD revolved around investigating the community structure and genomic adaptation of a newly isolated Prochlorococcus strain from the main basin of the Red Sea. After his doctoral studies, Ahmed spent some time as a postdoc in Xelu Moran’s lab (KAUST) continuing his research on the metabolic responses of Prochlorococcus to experimental warming. His current research work in the Amin Lab at NYUAD is based on exploring the diatom core microbiome and investigating phytoplankton-bacteria interactions.