I have always been interested in understanding muscle physiology. In my Undergraduate degree at Jordan University of Science and Technology this was more of idle curiosity, rather than a career path. However, when I was introduced to the research process during my masters degree at the University of Jordan, I immediately found a career I was interested in pursing.
I did my PhD work at the University of Waterloo with Dr. Arend Bonen, who inspired me in the vast interface of how muscle utilizes substrates, more specifically the utilization of glucose and free fatty acids in health and diseases. My interests in muscle physiology and metabolism was further strengthened and evolved through my postdoctoral experiences at the University of Geulph, eventually focusing on using alternative startegies like exercise and nutritional approaches to identify novel regulation of carbohydrate and fat, and apply this knowledge to the study of various diseases like cardiovascular disease and obesity.