Founding Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Program
Director of the Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Nagwa El-Badri is the Founding Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Program, and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at Zewail City of Science and Technology. Dr. Nagwa received her medical degree with honors from Cairo University College of Medicine and her Ph.D. degree with distinction from the College of Medicine, University of South Florida (USF), USA. Her postdoctoral training as a Fellow of the American Heart Association was in the field of stem cell biology. She was awarded an Initial Investigatorship Award from the American Heart Association, and received research support from the Science and Technology Development Fund, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, and several other foundations. She contributed more than 100 publications and books in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
Prior to joining Zewail City, Dr. Nagwa El-Badri was the founder and Director of the Undergraduate and Graduate Program of Women’s Health at USF. She also established the graduate program in Aging and Neuroscience, and the Medicine and Gender Scholarly Concentration at the College of Medicine, USF. At Zewail City, she was awarded 11.3M EGP from the Science and Technology Development Fund to establish the Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. She developed several undergraduate and graduate programs both at Zewail City and USF. Her graduate students at both institutes received many national and international awards, and several publications were awarded first place and gold medals in national and international conferences. She received numerous awards for her efforts in research and in promoting women in science. She is recipient of the Women Appreciation Award from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technologyfor 2020. She was selected for AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development, USA, and was awarded Exemplary Leader in Management Position for Global Women in Stem, Meera Kaul Foundation. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and currently serves on several national and international committees including the Arab League Education and Cultural Organization Research Committee, the Higher Education Reform Experts Committee, and the Council for Education and Scientific Research Policies at the Academy of Scientific Research, and the National Council for Women.
1) Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF)
2) Sawiris Scholarship for Stem Cell Research, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
3) Taha Hammam Scholarship for Stem Cell Research