Hamda has over 5 years of research experience in the health sciences with expertise in infectious disease immunology. Her primary interests lie in studying the immune response to disease-causing pathogens as a means of designing and testing new vaccines.
At Rabin Martin, Hamda uses her scientific background to solve public health issues related to immunization and infectious disease.
Relevant work history and background:
Prior to joining Rabin Martin, Hamda worked as a research scientist at the US Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccine Research and Review. At the FDA, she researched correlates of protection for vaccines against intracellular bacteria and studied the heterogeneity of the immunologic response to BCG vaccination for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Her previous experience also includes designing genetically modified constructs to identify interactions between biomarkers and cancer cells to study cancer proliferation and metastasis.
MHS, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Santa Clara University