King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Abdelilah Aboussekhra is currently Principal Scientist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh. He is head of the Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics Section and acting Chairman of the Molecular Oncology Department at the Research Center. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Jun 1992 from Orsay University (Paris XI). From 1992 to 1995 he worked as Post-Doctoral fellow in the Imperial Cancer Research Found (Clare Hall, London) on the reconstitution of the nucleotide excision repair process in vitro using purified factors. In 1996 he joined the institute of cell Biology (ETH, Zurich) where he worked as associate scientist for 2 years on the role of chromatin in modulating nucleotide excision repair. He joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research center as Scientist and head of the DNA repair and Apoptosis section in 1998. His major research interest has been the role of the tumor suppressor p16 protein and tumor microenvironment in cancer development and therapy. He published more than 50 papers and reviews and received several research achievement awards.
His major research interest has been the role of the tumor suppressor p16 protein and tumor microenvironment in cancer development and therapy.