Dr. Rania Labib
Research area: child health
Home institution: Children’s Cancer Hospital, Egypt
Host institution: National Cancer Institute
Dr. Labib will spend her fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) under the mentorship of Beverly Mock, PhD. Her research will focus on finding new biomarkers and drugs to target B-cell lymphoma which is a common childhood cancer in Africa.
Dr. Labib has a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy with a focus on pharmacogenomics in pediatric oncology. She is the founder and Head of the Biorepository and Biospecimen Research Core Facility at the Children’s Cancer Hospital (CCHE)-57357-Egypt. Beginning in 2010 and while still a PhD student, Dr. Labib received multiple grants to establish the biorepository at CCHE which started in 2012 and included sample collection and storage. This was her first step to aid in cancer research and precision medicine through the establishment of a biorepository as a core facility to make samples available for researchers.
Dr. Labib is a young investigator with experience in oncology, Pharmacogenomics, and clinical pharmacy. She aims to become a leader in the field of cancer drug screening and pharmaceutical research.