Dr. Sahar S. Alghamdi is a computational chemist and assistant professor of Medicinal Chemistry at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). She received her master’s degree from the University of Florida (UF) and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Her current funded research projects are focused on discovering the potential biological activities of natural products and small synthetic molecules using experimental in-vitro and in-vivo methods. Moreover, utilizing multiple computational tools to predict the pharmacokinetic properties, molecular targets, toxicity, CYP-P450 enzyme inhibition, homology models, and molecular docking and dynamic simulations for protein-ligand complexes. Dr. Alghamdi has been actively engaged in several activities such as community services, research projects, committees, student mentoring, research seminars, and scientific conferences.
Dr. Bahauddeen Alrfaei is a Scientist in the Dept. of Cellular Therapy and Cancer Research at King Abdullah International Research Center. He earned his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA. Later, he did a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, USA. Dr. Alrfaei research focus is stem cells biology, neural development, cancer stem cells and metabolic diseases. He is a consultant for multiple governmental institutions such as Saudi FDA and Universities such as Majmaah university. He published more than 30 peer reviewed scientific papers. He currently work on glioblastoma therapeutic targets and Metabolic disorders biology of some rare diseases.