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Mai Tolba

Affiliateship: 2019-2023

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Medical & Health Sciences


Dr Mai Tolba is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She got her Ph.D. in 2013, through a joint supervision scholarship between Ain Shams University and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA. She received a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2015 to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of California, Irvine and Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, California, USA. She also received L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship in 2016 for her research in the field of studying the mechanisms of resistance of hormone-responsive cancers to chemotherapy. Dr Tolba is currently focusing on investigating novel strategies to enhance tumour response to immunotherapy which is the evolving approach in the management of hard to treat cancers. Dr Tolba has co-authored various publications in the fields of Pharmacology and Drug discovery that was published in highly prestigious journals. She also participated with several presentations in both national and international conferences. The long-term goal of Dr Tolba’s research work is to improve the wellbeing of cancer patients. Dr Mai Tolba always believes that to change the world you should start by yourself and do the best you can in your field. She has always loved Gandhi’s quote ‘’Be the change you want to see in the world”