Dr. Mariam Gamaleldin started her academic career by acquiring a BSc in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo. As an undergraduate pharmacist, she found herself attracted to cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and their applications. She kickstarted her research career with an undergraduate internship at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. After her graduation, she relocated to Germany, where she did her M.Sc. degree in Life Science at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. Her MSc thesis, at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, aimed at unraveling the unusual mechanisms of Opioid receptor signaling by means of FRET microscopy and cell culture.
Wanting to understand the influence of receptors on neurobiology and behavior, she went on to do her Ph.D. at the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) in Aarhus University, Denmark, where she collaboratively developed a novel proteomic technique to determine which newly synthesized proteins are required for synaptic potentiation, and ultimately, memory. She also did research stays at renowned institutions, such as Mayo Clinic in Florida and the Scripps Research Institute in California. Dr. Mariam’s diverse educational and research background enabled her to teach courses in Germany and Denmark, such as the “Topics and Methods in Life Science” and “Molecular Processes in the Cell”. She also strives to support researchers and science communicators through her participation in the Story Collider’s Brave Space for BIPOC science communicators.
- Neurobiology and Pharmacology