Khaled K S Abu Amero
King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abu-Amero received his BSc degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the College of Applied Medical Sciences (King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) in 1989. He then moved to England, UK where he studied Molecular Genetics at the University of London (UCL) and received his Master′s degree at the end of 1990. He then joined the Public Health Laboratories, Colindale, London, and worked there until April 1994. During that time, he obtained his Fellowship in Public Health. After which, he studied Molecular genetics at King′s College London (University of London) and awarded a Ph.D degree with special university honors in March 1997. He then joined Imperial College, School of Medicine as a Senior Research officer and worked on the genetics of various intrauterine growths retardation syndromes until April 1998. He then moved back to Saudi Arabia working at the Military Hospital, Riyadh where he established the first Molecular Genetics laboratory there. In June 2000, he joined the Research Centre at King Faisal Specialist Hospital at the Molecular Genetics and DNA diagnostic laboratory. In 2003, Dr. Abu-Amero established the Mitochondrial Research Laboratory, which deals with molecular and biochemical aspects of various mitochondrial disorders. In 2010, he became Fellow of the royal college of pathologists in Molecular and Medical Genetics. Dr. Abu-Amero published more than 120 scientific articles in high impact factors medical journals. Dr. Abu-Amero is currently an associate professor of medical genetics and head of the ophthalmic genetics laboratory at college of medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh.
Investigating the genetic cause for various ophthalmic and neurological disorders