Nada Abdel Aziz PhD

UCT Medical School

Dr Nada Abdel Aziz, Egypt, got her Bachelor degree of Science in Biotechnology from Faculty of Science, Cairo University. Nada got her MSc degree in Biotechnology from Cairo University as well, for her work on 'Deciphering the Mechanism by which Cysteine Peptidase Deviates the Schistosome Antigens-Induced Immune Responses towards the Type 2 Axis in Mice'. Afterward, Nada joined the Cytokines and Disease Research Group in Cape Town in 2016 from Cairo University, as a recipient of the prestigious ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Predoctoral Fellowship. In December 2018, Nada obtained her PhD through the University of Cape Town, for her study on 'The Control of Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cell by Interleukin-4 Receptor Alpha-Mediated Signaling'. She has co-authored seven publications in top Biology journals, and recently published as a first author in PLoS Biology.

Nada has since continued her research in Cape Town with an ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will focus mainly on tackling helminth infection by using Immuno-Biotechnology. She continues to have strong collaborative links with Cairo University. Nada with her collaborators from Cairo University will try to identify the mechanism(s) of the Egyptian vaccine that confers significant protection to the host against schistosomiasis.