Université Laval
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand
1030, avenue de la Médecine
Local 3167 (Bureau)
Québec (Québec), G1V 0A6, Canada

Ahmad M. Abdel-Mawgoud, PhD

Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator

Laval University – Faculty of Science and Engineering
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics


Ahmad Abdel-Mawgoud Saleh was a postdoctoral fellow/associate at Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the laboratory of Pr. Gregory Stephanopoulos supported by NSERC postdoctoral fellowship (Feb. 2017 – Jan. 2019). Pr Abdel-Mawgoud received his university education at Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University (Egypt), where he earned his B.Sc. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2002 and M.Sc. degree in Microbiology in 2008. He then moved to Canada where he received his Ph.D. degree in Biology in 2014, followed by one year of postdoctoral training in 2014 – 2015 both under supervision of Prof. Eric Déziel at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnology Research Center. During his PhD, he got numerous awards and distinctions, the most remarkable of which is the Vanier-Canada Graduate Scholarship-NSERC. In fall 2015, he accepted assistant professorship of microbiology at his alma mater where he intensively taught under- and postgraduate courses of microbiology and biochemistry before moving to MIT, Cambridge, in February 2017, until he got his professorship at Laval University in February 2019.

Pr Abdel-Mawgoud’s broad research interest lies in synthetic biology for drug biosynthesis and drug discovery. His specific focus is on the heterologous production of glycolipids in yeasts. (Read more).

He received several research funds since he has joined Laval University.



Professional ID and Social Links

Scopus author ID: 55367319800
Researcher ID (Publons/Web of Science/Thomson Reuters): A-7431-2010
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2102-0572


  1. February 2015

    PhD in Biology

    INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier (U. of Quebec), Laval, QC, Canada
  2. February 2008

    MSc in Microbiology

    University of Ain Shams, Cairo, Egypt
  3. August 2002

    BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences

    University of Ain Shams, Cairo, Egypt

Professional Appointments

  1. 2019-xxxx
    Assistant Professor
    Laval University - Faculty of Science and Engineering - Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics
  2. 2017-2019
    Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  3. 2015-2017
    Assistant Professor
    Ain Shams University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dept. of Microbiology
  4. 2014-2015
    Postdoctoral Associate
    INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Québec
  5. 2008-2015
    Assistant Lecturer
    Ain Shams University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dept. of Microbiology
  6. 2003-2008
    Teaching Assistant
    Ain Shams University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dept. of Microbiology

Awards & Prizes

  • 2021
    Inspiring Persons Homage: in Teaching, and in Research categories
    Faculty of Science and Engineering - Université Laval
  • 2016
    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • 2016
    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT)
  • 2014
    Conference attendance support
    Society of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 2011
    Doctoral Scholarship
    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) - NSERC
  • 2011
    Doctoral Research Scholarships for Foreign Students (PBEEE)
  • 2010
    Excellence Doctoral Scholarship
    Fondation Armand-Frappier