Ahmed Kamel Elsayed Abdelaal | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Ahmed Kamel Elsayed Abdelaal

Dr. Ahmed Kamel Elsayed Abdelaal (PhD)

Core Manager – Stem Cell Core
Core Facility
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute

  • Phone+974 4454 40318
  • Office locationQBRI, Seg 7, office No. 1480


Dr. Ahmed Abdelaal received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anatomy and Embryology from Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt where his research focused on the prenatal development of the endocrine glands. He was awarded the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) fellowship and obtained his PhD in Developmental Biology in 2015 from Yangzhou University (China), where he gained vast experience in the generation and characterization of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). He worked on the screening of several pathways and genes that are involved in controlling the differentiation of embryonic stem cells into primordial germ stem cells (PGSCs) and subsequently to the spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) based on RNA-Seq and DNA microarray revealing a way to solve the hurdles of male sterility and infertility. 

Dr. Abdelaal joined Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) as a postdoctoral researcher from March 2017 until January 2022 and was involved in several projects aimed to understand the pathophysiology of some incurable diseases using the patient derived iPSCs such as diabetes and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

Currently, Dr. Abdelaal is the core manager of the QBRI stem cell core since February 2022, as well as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Suez Canal University in Egypt. 

His scientific performance records are accentuated by his peer-reviewed papers published in high-impact factor journals.

Research Interests

Generation of patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and its use for understanding the pathophysiology and mechanisms of several diseases including insulin resistance, diabetes and neurological disorders such as the autism spectrum disorder ASD.


Postdoctoral Researcher

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

2017 - Present
  • Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Veterinary medicine; Suez Canal University, Egypt

    2021 - Present
  • Lecturer

    Faculty of Veterinary medicine; Suez Canal University, Egypt

    2015 - 2021
  • Assistant Lecturer

    Faculty of Veterinary medicine; Suez Canal University, Egypt

    2009 - 2015
  • Demonstrator

    Faculty of Veterinary medicine; Suez Canal University, Egypt

    2006 - 2009


Ph.D. in Developmental Biology

Yangzhou University; Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

  • Master of Veterinary Medical Science

    Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Science

    Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt


Selected Publications

  • Ahmed K. Elsayed, Ihab Younis, Gowher Ali, Khalid Hussain, and Essam M. Abdelalim

    Aberrant development of pancreatic beta cells derived from patient-specific iPSCs with FOXA2 haploinsufficiency; Cell Death Dis 12, 103 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41419-021-03390-8

  • Ahmed K. Elsayed, Salam Salloum-Asfar and Sara A. Abdulla

    Human induced pluripotent stem cell line (QBRIi013-A) derivation from a 6-year-old female diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID; Stem Cell Research 56: 102500; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scr.2021.102500

  • Ahmed K. Elsayed, Sara Al-Khawaga, Khalid Hussain and Essam M. Abdelalim

    An induced pluripotent stem cell line derived from a patient with neonatal diabetes and Fanconi-Bickel syndrome caused by a homozygous mutation in the SLC2A2 gene; Stem Cell Research 54(10):102433; DOI: 10.1016/j.scr.2021.102433

  • Salloum-Asfar, Salam, Ahmed K. Elsayed, Saba F. Elhag, and Sara A. Abdulla

    "Circulating Non-Coding RNAs as a Signature of Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptomatology" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22, no. 12: 6549. ; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22126549

  • Gowher Ali†, Ahmed K. Elsayed†, Manjula Nandakumar, Mohammed Bashir, Ihab Younis, Yasmin Abu Aqel, Bushra Memon, Ramzi Temanni, Fadhil Abubaker, Shahrad Taheri, and Essam M. Abdelalim

    Keratinocytes derived from patient-specific iPSCs recapitulate the genetic signature of psoriasis disease; Stem cells and development 29(7)

  • Zhentao Zhang†, Ahmed Kamel ElSayed†, Qingqing Shi, Yani Zhang, Qisheng Zuo, Dong Li, Chao Lian, Beibei Tang, Tianrong Xiao, Qi Xu, Guobin Chang, Guohong Chen, Lei Zhang, Kehua Wang, Yingjie Wang, Kai Jin, Yilin Wang, Jiuzhou Song, Hengmi Cui, Bichun Li

    Crucial Genes and Pathways in Chicken Germ Stem Cells Differentiation; Journal of Biological Chemistry; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M114.601401

  • Ahmed Kamel El-Sayed, Zhentao Zhang, Lei Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Louise C Abbott, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li

    Pluripotent State Induction in Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast Using mRNAs of Reprogramming Factors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences; 15(12): 21840-64; DOI: 10.3390/ijms151221840