Nagwa El-Badri

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Founding Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Program


Director of the Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

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Education: Doctor of Philosophy degree with distinction from the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine

Research Areas: Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Immunology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Tissue Engineering,  Multidisciplinary.

Research Interests: stem cell biology, tissue engineering, autoimmune disease

Keywords: stem cells, pluripotecy, mesenchymal stem cells, diabetes, cancer stem cells, regenerative medicine


1) Sedky NK, Gammal ZE, Wahba AE, Mosad E, Waly ZY, El-Fallal AA, Arafa RK, El-Badri N. (2018). The molecular basis of cytotoxicity of α-spinasterol from Ganoderma Resinaceum: induction of apoptosis and overexpression of p53 in breast and ovarian cancer cell lines. J Cell Biochem.
2) SM Ahmed, M Morsi, NI Ghoneim, MM Abdel-Daim, N El-Badri. (2018) Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Therapy for Pancreatitis: A systematic Review  Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity.
3) A El-Badawy, NI Ghoneim, MA Nasr, H Elkhenany, TA Ahmed, SM Ahmed. (2018) Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Coordinates with the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition Through a Feedback Loop to Define Properties of Breast Stem Cells.. Biology open, bio. 034181


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 

1) Awarded a grant from the Science and Technology Development Fund for Centers of Scientific Excellence (STDF-CSE) to establish the Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at Zewail City of Science and Technology.
2) Awarded Women in STEM Exemplary Leader in Management Position Award  from MeeraKaul Foundation
3) Selected for AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Award