Fatmah Ismael Ghuloum

Fatmah Ismael Ghuloum


I started my PhD at the University of Leeds in October 2021. Previously, I have been working as a teaching assistant at the Department of Biological Sciences in Kuwait University.

Research interests

My PhD research focuses on investigating how topographical patterning of 3D substrates regulates osteogenesis, formation of primary cilia and the responsiveness of MSCs to developmental signalling factors, including Hedgehog signalling. Once identified, these pathways can be used to provide guiding parameters for designing 3D in vitro models and materials-assisted therapeutics.


  • 2008 B.S. Molecular Biology Program, College of Graduate Studies and a minor in English translation
  • 2011 M.Sc., Molecular Biology Program, College of Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait.