kamalDr. Kamal El Bissati, Founder

Dr. Kamal El Bissati is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago,  microbiologist and an international expert on toxoplasmosis and malaria. He is a Fulbright US Scholar for Medical Sciences in Morocco and MENA region, a program funded by the US Department of State. He is working with the health ministry of Morocco to implement a National Research Program on Toxoplasmosis in Rabat, Morocco. Dr. Kamal El Bissati received his PhD from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie and Ecole Normale Superieure, Ulm, Paris.  Dr. El Bissati serves as Expert Panel on Promoting Maternal and Child Health at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His major research interests aim to develop novel vaccines and medicines to prevent or treat the parasitic infection, toxoplasmosis. Dr. El Bissati has received numerous awards, including NIH PRIDE Award (Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research), National Science and Research Foundation of Morocco, and prestigious foundation awards. Dr. El Bissati holds 5 US patents in the area of malaria and toxoplasmosis.

 

mounirMounir El Aloussi: Co-Founder, Administrative Officer

Mounir graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris and Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales la Sorbonne, Paris. He is a teacher, educator, specialist with experience in program management, data base development, and analysis.

 

 

 

EmeseEmese El Bissatine Pasztor: Co-Founder, Global Marketing and Media Director

Emese El Bissatine earned her Master in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University. Emese teaches at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and she is the program facilitator at STEAMuseum, a project of the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative. STEAMuseum is a digital museum that acts as a collaborative exchange between high school students in Chicago and Casablanca. She works with underrepresented youth from various public schools throughout Chicago. Currently, Emese pursues a Doctorate degree in Leadership- International Education at American College of Education.

 

youssefYoussef Sahyouf, Administrative Officer

Youssef is a recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching from the US Department of State for the year 2017-2018. He is an English teacher, educator, specialist with experience in curriculum and program management.

 

 

azizeDr. Aziz Chentoufi, Trustee Member

Dr. Chentoufi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical laboratory Immunology D (ABMLI ), Fellow of the Association of Clinical Sciences (FACSc) and Fellow of the Academy of Translational Medicine (FAcadTM). He is Consultant & Head of Immunology/Serology/HLA section at Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine at KFMC. Dr. Chentoufi is an independent Immunologist, with a national and international reputation in vaccine development against both infectious and autoimmune diseases.

 

 

hassanDr. Ghazal Hassan, Trustee and Member

Dr. Ghazal Hassan is an Associate Professor at the University Mohammed Premier, Morocco since 2006. He is the Founder and President of the Moroccan Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (2011-Present), member and coordinator for Morocco of the H3 (Human Health and Heredity) African Bioinformatics Network (2012- Present), sponsored by the US National Institute of Health (NIH). His research interests include Genomics, Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics as applied to topics ranging from cancer to genome variation, through newborn screening.  Dr. Ghazal is actively involved in the implementation of new technologies in Medicine and Health Systems in Morocco.