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Marwa M. Afifi, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Marwa M. Afifi received her Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery and Medicine (B.D.S) and Masters of Dental Surgery (M.D.S) from Alexandria University, Egypt. She obtained her  Joint Ph.D from Georgia Institute of Technology (GATECH),GA, USA and Alexandria University, Egypt. During her PhD, she developed new approaches to target oral squamous cell carcinoma both in vitro and in vivo.  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Dr Steven Cappell where she is focused on understanding how cells permanently exit the cell cycle and commit to senescence  especially during early carcinogenesis.

Areas of Expertise

Cancer And Viruses
Single-cell Analysis
Cell Cycle