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Executive Board of the CAGS
Arab Genomic Studies
Lihadh Al-Gazali
Professor in Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al-Ain

Dr. Al-Gazali is professor of Clinical Genetics and Pediatrics at the UAE University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. She obtained her MBCHB from Baghdad University and was trained in Pediatrics and then Genetics in UK (Edinburgh and Leeds). Prof. Al-Gazali is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. She is member of several international organizations. Prof. Al-Gazali also made an important contribution in the area of Clinical Genetics, providing a significant amount of information regarding genetic disorders specific to the UAE and the Arab world in general. She has provided important data on the clinical phenotypes and natural history of many genetic syndromes. Her expertise in Clinical Dysmorphology has been widely recognized by the international community. Al-Gazali was profiled in the Lancet in March 2006 for her contribution to Clinical Genetics and research in the Middle East. She is the winner of Women in Science UNISCO-L’OREAL Award for Africa and Arab States for 2008. Prof. Al-Gazali has published more than 140 papers.