Clinical Research Associate / PhD Student
Aetiology and Mechanisms of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders of Later Life
Current work and interests
Rofaida Desoki is a Clinical Research Fellow and a PhD candidate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.
Background and experience
Rofaida graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt in 2015.
Therein, she joined the Genetics Department at Alexandria Faculty of Medicine as a clinical geneticist and Teaching Assistant.
She gained an MPhil in Genomic Medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2020. Her Masters computational research project involved analyzing the 100K Genomes Project dataset to explore further associations of aggregated germline variants in selected cancer-predisposing genes and pathways
In 2021, she commenced a Clinical Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology Genetics at Cambridge University Hospital, with a high focus on the genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease utilizing the UK IBD-BioResource database. The collaboration between the CUH Gastroenterology, Sanger Institute and UKIBDGC enabled her to examine more than 30K IBD patients’ genetic data, identify rare clinically actionable variants and develop a feedback SOP from research to clinic.