I studied Chemistry at Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt) graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1994. From 1994 until 1997 I assumed teaching and research responsibilities at the Chemistry Department at the Faculty of Science, Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt), and then pursued postgraduate studies in Physical Chemistry at Northeastern University (Boston, Massachussettes). There, I worked on the computational simulation of high magnetic field electron paramagnetic resonance spectra under the supervision of Prof. David Budil. I graduated with a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2002, and held a postdoctoral position at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany; Lab of Prof. Jonathon Howard) until 2007. During that time I developed the spherical harmonics parameterization for the biophysical modeling of membrane mechanics and for analysis of biological fluorescence images. Afterwards, I joined the EMBL (group of Prof. Ernst Stelzer) where I worked as a staff scientist in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, focusing on the development of computational tools for the description of biological morphology and processing of fluorescence light-sheet microscopy images. Currently, I am working at Janelia Farm Research Campus, on quantitative computational modeling of morphogenesis in the lab of Dr. Philipp Keller.