Alia Abukiwan is one of the most influential science communicators in the Arabic region as she explains complex scientific research in simple and digestible blogs.
Her current Facebook page: https://welovereading.org/ (Dr. Alia Kiwan), has about 71,820 followers.
She spent much of 2020 covering the COVID-19 pandemic and debunking misinformation and myths. She’s been interviewed by numerous blogs platforms and TV channels such as Aljazeera and DW.
Dr Alia Abukiwan a molecular biologist, project leader & mom of 3 kids. Her hobbies are reading, crochet & writing science stories.
Alia is very passionate about discovering new genetics mechanisms to unravel the puzzles of complicated diseases.
Some of her biggest questions in her current research are: Why does diabetes develop complications? What are the molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic complications? How could we prevent these complications?
Her advice for Women In STEM is to keep up to date with technology, enjoy what you do, surround yourself with excellence, & go to conferences to brand yourself as a scientist.
She is one of the many women in science and a passionate about communicating science into Arabic language without dumbing it down and with simple words.