Mona Mostafa Mohamed, PhD, is a Professor of Cell and Cancer Biology, upon completion of her doctorate at Cairo University, Professor Mohamed was competitively selected for a prestigious Postdoctoral Avon-AACR International Scholar Award in Breast Cancer Research (2005-2007). During her postdoctoral, Professor Mohamed published a “Nature” paper in 2006 which made her the first woman at Cairo University to publish in Nature, Nature paper in 2006 increased Cairo University ranking to be included in the top 500 Universities all over the world .
In 2008 Professor Mohamed was awarded a start up fund from Avon foundation, USA to establish the first specific breast cancer biology research lab in Egypt. Professor Mohamed is interested in studying the biology of locally advanced breast cancer (LABC), metastatic breast cancer, with special focus on inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), which is the most aggressive form of breast cancer with unidentified reasons. Professor Mohamed runs a very productive international collaboration with different universities in USA, Canada and Europe her collaborative research results contribute to better understanding of IBC disease progression and was introduced in clinical trials. Professor Mohamed’s research is funded by Avon Foundation-USA, NIH-Fogarty international center, Science and Technology development Fund (STDF)-Egypt, USA-Egypt joint grants, European Commission-Horizon 2020 and donations from breast cancer patients.
Professor Mohamed published more than 40 papers in high impact peer review journals and supervised 17 M.Sc and 13 PhD theses. Because of her scientific achievements, in 2012, she was selected by the U.S. State Department to be inducted into the Women in Science Hall of Fame and in 2014, she received Arab Women Organization Prize in Science and Technology.
Selected as a recipient “Visiting Scholars in Global Infectious Diseases Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA, USA. 2005