Biography & Research:
Amira Zaky, PhD, is an associate professor of Biochemistry at Faculty of Science, Alexandria University. She received her PhD through a sandwich exchange program between Alexandria University in Egypt and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in USA. Dr. Zaky research line focuses mainly on investigating novel signaling pathway(s) that plays role in the initiation events and eventually leads to neurodegenerative disease progression. She study specifically the role of oxidative stress and its associated modulation in the redox sensor protein Apurinic/Apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/Redox Facor-1 (APE1/Ref-1), a pleiotropic protein, that acts as a pro-survival signal. She is also interested in investigating the role of novel alternative therapeutics like natural extracts and studying their function as either protective or therapeutic agents. Dr. Zaky has been recently elected as an African regional committee member by the governing council of the international brain research organization (IBRO) for four years.