El-Sayed Named Director of Honors College Integrated Life Sciences Program

Wed Jul 08, 2020

Najib El-Sayed, a professor of cell biology and molecular genetics, has been named director of the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) program at the University of Maryland.

The program, part of the university’s Honors College, offers talented undergraduates a biologically-inspired living and learning experience that includes a significant research requirement.

Many ILS graduates go on to graduate school and careers in medicine (both human and veterinary), public health, dentistry, and academia.

El-Sayed, who has an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, is an expert on the biology of parasitism and host-pathogen interactions using genomic and bioinformatics approaches.

He is the author of more than 80 research articles and book chapters and was designated as a highly cited investigator in microbiology by Thomson Reuters.

Go here to see an overview of El-Sayed’s research interests.