Ali Sultan   Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Dr. Ali Sultan is an Associate Professor in the Microbiology & Immunology department at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar (WCM-Q). He joined WCM-Q in 2004 while serving as an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Before that, he held a position as Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Khartoum-Sudan, and he completed his Ph.D. studies in Microbial Genetics at the University of Edinburgh, UK.  Dr. Sultan research interests are multidisciplinary and focus primarily on studying the molecular pathology and epidemiology of infectious diseases using molecular, genomic and proteomics tools. His team works on numerous infectious agents including food borne pathogens (E. coli, Salmonella), Acinetobacter, Staphylococci, Human Papilloma virus, Plasmodium and Toxoplasma. He has received funding from many international agencies including NIH, Howard Hughes and Ellison Medical Foundation. His research has been supported by more than $6.5 M in research grants from the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF) alone. Current ongoing projects in his laboratory include studying the environmental microbial biodiversity in the state of Qatar, antimicrobial discovery using a high throughput microfluidics platform and investigating the microbiome-disease correlation in type 2 diabetes and obesity.


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  • I am currently teaching microbiology, molecular biology and immunology courses to medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar.



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