As part of the Master in Design Engineering (MDE) public lecture series, Dr. Bahareh Azizi, a consultant with the Director General’s Office at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), spoke to her personal experiences and career trajectory across disciplines and cultures. The lecture, which took place on October 23, 2020, included Dr. Azizi’s experiences as Head of Basic Science and Director of Business Development at the Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), as well as her launching of the Experience Science program in collaboration with the Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyah.

Dr. Azizi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology from Michigan State University and her doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship, she joined the General Faculty in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech, where she was actively involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and maintained a research program, focused on the proteins implicated in several diseases including diabetes and cancer.