Mohamed El Majdoubi

Dr. Mohammed El Majdoubi holds a BS in Physiology (1991), a MS (1992) and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience & Pharmacology (1996) with a focus on neuroplasticity from the University of Bordeaux, France. Dr. Majdoubi came to the United States in 1997 to work as a Research Associate studying the neurobiology of puberty at the University of Pittsburgh Primate Center, before joining the University of California San Francisco in 2000 as an Assistant Research Scientist and Director of the Morphology Core Facility. He joined the faculty of Dominican University of California in 2005, where he serves as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His current research is focused on the neuroendocrine differentiation of embryonic stem cells as a model for investigating neurotoxicity of environmental pollutants. Dr. Majdoubi has published 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has given 30 presentations at international meetings including a TEDx talk and several media interviews. He teaches a broad array of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Neuroscience, Organismal Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Neuroethics, Research Methodology, Human Neuroanatomy and Physiology and Cell Imaging Technology. He also teaches courses for the Honors Program and serves as a staff instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Dr. Majdoubi was honored by his students with the Dominican Teacher of the Year Award in 2009.

About Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES aims at bringing the exciting world of science to a larger audience who may not have the requisite knowledge to understand complex and technical research findings as those published in conventional journal articles.

Perspectives articles are very simplified and summarized version of scientific researches. These articles tell a simple story about the research, the findings and their applications in such a manner that the article is understood by people who do not have the requisite background knowledge on the subject.