Khaled Abu-Amero received his B.S. degree in clinical laboratory sciences from the College of Applied Medical Sciences (King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) in 1989. He then moved to England, UK, where he studied molecular genetics at the University of London (UCL) and received his M.S. degree at the end of 1990. He then joined the Public Health Laboratories, Colindale, London, UK, and worked there until April 1994. During that time, he obtained his Fellowship in Public Health. After that, he studied molecular genetics at King's College London (University of London) and was awarded a Ph.D. degree with special university honors in March 1997. He then joined Imperial College School of Medicine as a Senior Research Officer and worked on the genetics of various intrauterine growth retardation syndromes until April 1998. He then moved back to Saudi Arabia working at the Military Hospital, Riyadh, where he established the first molecular genetics laboratory there. In June 2000, he joined the Research Centre at King Faisal Specialist Hospital at the Molecular Genetics and DNA Diagnostic Laboratory. In 2003, Dr. Abu-Amero established the Mitochondrial Research Laboratory, which deals with molecular and biochemical aspects of various mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Abu-Amero published more than 112 scientific articles in high-impact-factor medical journals. Dr. Abu-Amero is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in Molecular Genetics and Member of the British and American societies for human genetics.
Biography Updated on 5 July 2011