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AGU President Receives Copy of PhD Thesis on Skin Infections

The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) President Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly recently received Academic Staff Member at the College of Medicine and Medical Science (CMMS) Dr Amina Abdulrahman Yusuf.

During the meeting, Dr Yusuf presented Dr Al Ohaly with a copy of her PhD Thesis titled “The Role of Fungal-Responsive CD1a-Reactive T Cells in the Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatosis”, which she conducted as part of the requirements to obtain the degree from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. 

Dr Al Ohaly praised the efforts dedicated by Dr Yusuf in preparing the thesis, which he said represents knowledge value that will surely contribute to the design of new treatments in the future, as well as finding medical results that would benefit the treatment of skin infections. 

On her part, Dr Yusuf valued the confidence of Dr Al Ohaly in the GCC students at the university, his encouragement of Bahraini capabilities and his endless support to scientific research. She also hailed the President for his constant directives aiming to support excelling GCC youth by sponsoring scholarships to the most leading universities in the world, with the aim of developing education and scientific research. 

Dr Yusuf expressed gratitude for the support she received during her higher studies, adding that she will spare no effort to apply the results of her study to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain and GCC countries. At the same time, she stated that the findings in this research will likely help design new treatments in the future for this common and chronic disease.

The University of Oxford is conside​red as one of the most prestigious universities in the world, ranking first in the world’s universities in the year 2019 according to international rankings. The University hosts the Weatherall Molecular Medicine Centre, one of the most important scientific research centres, in which Dr Yusuf trained during the preparation period of her PhD Thesis. It’s worth mentioning that Dr Yusuf has a Master’s in integrated immunology from the same university, and she is the first Bahraini Master’s and PhD graduate in this field from Oxford, in addition that she is a graduate of honours from CMMS in AGU.