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Islam Hussein

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Islam Hussein

Dr. Islam Hussein is a virologist. Currently, he is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He graduated from Zagazig Veterinary School in 1999, and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2007. His research tackled an array of viruses, including herpes, HIV and influenza.

Dr. Hussein is passionate about online education, and has been involved with several initiatives, such as Tahrir Academy and Egypt Scholars. Communicating science to the general public is one of his lifelong interests. He strongly believes that science can be made both simple and fun. His educational videos have gathered more than 380,000 views on YouTube, and were featured on Science magazine. He also authored several articles covering a wide range of viral diseases.