I started off my scientific journey by majoring in Biology at Haigazian University, in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2006. After which I pursued my Masters degree in Microbiology and Immunology, at the American University of Beirut. I defended my Master’s thesis on Anti- Aspergillus fumigatus IgY antibodies and their protective efficacy in cyclosporine A treated BALB/c mice, in 2013. Immediately thereafter, I proceeded to work as a research assistant, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, in the department of experimental pathology, microbiology and immunology, where I was involved in various projects focused on antimicrobial resistance and the potential therapeutic options. From August 2016 onwards, I started my PhD studies in Kiel, in the group of Hinrich Schulenburg, supervised by Katja Dierking, where I study the tripartite interactions: microbiota-pathogen-host, and I dissect the protective efficacy of the natural microbiota members against pathogenic infections in the C. elegans host. I enjoy spending my spare time with furry animals, playing the piano and traveling around.