Ph.D. Research Scholar from Egypt
- From October 2016 – present
Ph.D. Research Scholar from Egypt, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
- M.Sc. in Forensic Entomology, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Egypt in 2013. Entitled “Comparative study for determination time of death using insect molecular genetics”.
- B.Sc. in Entomology, Faculty of Science, Benha University, Egypt in 2007. An Excellent with Honors
My current research focus is to make a developmental study on a new species of Sarcophagidae, Blaesoxipha plinthopyga, which have been collected outdoor and indoor in Texas. I also study the effect of different substrates found in crime scenes on the development of B. plinthopyga. I also have been working to differentiate closely related species of Sarcophagidae through traditional morphological characters and/or using different molecular identification techniques as Mt DNA extraction methods, genome size and ISSR-PCR microsatellite. Here, I am testing the applicability of ISSR-PCR microsatellite as a tool for identification and geographic origin of different species of both flesh fly and Ravinia samples. Lastly, I plan to evaluate gene expression during different ages of the third larval instar and pupal samples of B. plinthopyga reared on different substrates with miRNA