Research at MBRU

At MBRU we aspire to become a leading research-focused medical academic institution and to create an innovative and enriching research environment that will support the advancement of healthcare in the UAE and globally. To achieve this, we:

  • Incorporate early research exposure in our undergraduate and graduate programs, hence developing the next generation of scholars who will drive the progress of medical knowledge and discovery;
  • Support faculty and staff in pursuing their research interests and building productive collaborations;
  • Provide supportive policies, infrastructure and resources to assist researchers to achieve a maximum impact for their research.

MBRU aims to deliver high impact translational research  with a clear objective to ultimately enhance clinical practice, health policy and the health of the community.

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Innovation in Research

Innovation is enshrined in MBRU’s vision of becoming a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity. With dedicated support structures and policies, we aim to help our academics create and put into practice new ideas and discoveries and to translate their fundamental research into benefits for patients and society. MBRU is keen to foster commercial research collaborations towards this aim.

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Research Facilities


Ongoing projects in the Microbiology lab focus on the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance, characterization of microbial pathogenicity, microbiome analysis and testing of novel antimicrobial agents.

Physiology and Pharmacology

The lab offers the infrastructure and equipment to carry out the full spectrum of drug related studies, including mechanistic, dose-response, neurophysiological and electrophysiological experimentation.

Histology and Pathology

This advanced facility supports a complete workflow system for histopathology, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence studies. Tissue grossing to embedding and processing is supported by high end microtomes and cryotomes. Oncology and molecular pathology are major areas of research interest.

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Established with high end RT PCR, digital PCR and nanopore sequencing technologies the facility houses research on the genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Diabetes. The cell culture labs can accommodate both primary and immortal cell line cultures and are equipped with live cell imaging equipment.

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