He obtained Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Strasbourg in 2012, and continued his postdoctoral work at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), where he studied the role of histone variants in the epigenetic specification of centromeric chromatin. After joining KAUST in 2014 as a research scientist, he first pioneered in establishing epigenomic laboratory with Prof. Valerio Orlando. In his research at KAUST, he has been using genome-wide approaches combined with biochemical and molecular biology tools to investigate the role of long non-coding RNAs and RNAi proteins in 3D genome organization and gene expression regulation. He joined the Pathogen Genomic Laboratory (Prof. Arnab Pain group) on July 1, 2020. His current research interests include:
Dr. Shuaib's current research interests include host-pathogen epigenomic interactions, functional genomics, and non-coding RNA.