Walaa is a postdoctoral associate interested in applying organoid models and single-cell technologies to understand cancer metastasis and resistance to immunotherapies. Originally from Saudi Arabia, Walaa obtained a Bachelors degree in Life Sciences at Alfaisal University after which she completed a Cancer Biology-Clinical & Translational Oncology PhD degree from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston, TX focusing on drug/target discovery in pancreatic cancer. Walaa enjoys playing the flute, ziplining, basketball and everything ice-cream.