o provide high-quality research in the field of Molecular and Cell Biology


To provide high-quality research in the field of Molecular and Cell Biology. Research is conducted by in-lab researchers, faculty, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and various health-research interested members of King Saud University. Our mission is to aid in any way possible in the production of results that are publishable and further contribute to the advancement of medical research.


To produce high quality research and to aid in transforming results from the laboratory into the clinic.
To produce high quality research and to aid in transforming results from the laboratory into the clinic


The Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Laboratory was established in 2014 located in College of Dentistry Male Campus, King Saud University, Riyadh KSA. In 2014, King Saud University College of Dentistry and Prince Naif bin AbdulAziz Health Research Center established a joint collaborative initiative to aid in transforming results from the laboratory into the clinic. It functions as a multi-user research facility dedicated to support multi-disciplinary research work involving molecular and cell biology processes and their links to dental, biomedical and healthcare applications to produce high quality research. Research focuses to develop novel approaches to address the fundamental questions on the molecular mechanisms of cell behavior in health and disease.

Research Team combines biochemical analysis and systems-level approaches to investigate the connections between cell metabolism, gene expression and their role in novel therapeutic approaches including stem cells and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Scientific strengths include researches on wide-ranging topics such as stem cells, genetics and gene expression, medical microbiology and biomaterials compatibilities. Key goals of the research team include collaborative efforts to uncover biological roles of certain RNA-binding proteins in cell metabolism, differentiation and development, help elucidate the role of RNA metabolism in disease, and to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

The physical location of the MCB Laboratory within the research environment of the KSU Medical City offers various potentials to establish a highly interactive and collaborative environment within a large and diverse community of principal investigators, research team leaders and research groups. The substantial assets of the MCB Laboratory is the complementary nature of many of the research groups working in our laboratory that promotes the development of novel approaches to address various topics under Molecular and Cell Biology Research. This is further made possible by the accessibility to a wide range of equipment and state-of-the-art facilities.


Scientific Focus

The laboratory aims to develop new molecular understandings of cell function and behavior through discovery-based research. This is the foundation for basic and clinical research which contributes to the translation of fundamental discoveries into clinical advances.

The MCB laboratory is currently developing an overall research program that is diverse yet synergistic. This can be achieved by maintaining a balance of complementary areas of molecular and cell biology, recruiting qualified investigators and facilitating integration throughout the college as well as the wider KSU community. A distinguished faculty, well-represented on editorial and professional boards and societies, directs the scientific research work. Research in the laboratory is further enhanced by strong connections with researchers from nearby health colleges as well as neighboring colleges of natural and applied sciences.

The MCB laboratory will also conduct its own independent research, optimizing published techniques to ensure reliable and reproducible methodology for KSU researchers and pioneering novel differentiation research paradigms.