Working Group Participant

Bashayer Almubarak, PhD

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

Bashayer Almubarak is a dedicated and enthusiastic scientist with over 15 years of research experience and an excellent track record evident by a strong publication profile in areas such as neuroscience and genetics of complex disorders. Her research interest lies on unravelling the genetic landscape of complex neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease (PD) and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Almubarak is a senior clinical scientist and the of head Functional Genomics Section in the Center for Genomic Medicine at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The primary focus of her research group is to study the molecular and cellular causes of movement disorders and autism using cutting-edge technologies and well-characterized cohorts. Almubarak holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and a PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She successfully completed 2 post-doctoral fellowships, the first at the University of Oxford and the second at KFHSRC, where she was engaged in investigating molecular and genetic mechanisms contributing to complex neurological disorders. Being part of the Saudi Human Genome Program, her group at KFSHRC had the advantage of using Next Generation Sequencing to identify disease-related genetic alterations (variants).