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Dr. Abouelfetouh graduated as a pharmacist from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, in 2003. She obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in Pharmaceutical Microbiology from Alexandria University, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. She was a BioVision.Nxt fellow in Lyon, 2011. She conducted two post-doctoral fellowships at Loyola University Chicago (2012/2013) and Medical College of Wisconsin (2013/2014), and was a visiting researcher at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (2018), as part of a collaboration project funded by Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. She was the beneficiary of a Fulbright scholarship in 2012, a Newton-Mosharafa fellowship in 2017, and a USAID Graduate Scholarship for Professionals Activity in 2019. She is also a fellow in Responsible Conduct of Research from the Fogarty International Center, Jordan Program (cohort 2018). Dr. Abouelfetouh is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Egypt, where she teaches microbiology to Pharmacy students. Dr. Abouelfetouh and her research team are studying genomic analysis of resistant clinical pathogens to understand the mechanisms driving antimicrobial resistance and the best control measures. She is the principal investigator of a number of projects studying antimicrobial resistance and genotyping of clinical isolate and has over 25 publications and conference presentations in the field. Dr. Abouelfetouh is also a member of numerous national and international societies such as the International Society for Infectious Diseases (2014–to date), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) (2013–2016), and the Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM) (2012–to date).