Rawan Abdelaal worked on the interactions between motor neurons and glial cells in ALS pathology using mouse and iPS cell-based models combined with NGS technology. She mostly focused on iPSC culture systems including differentiation of iPSCs into ALS relevant cell types (e.g. motor neurons, astrocytes, etc.) as well as organization of multiple lines of ALS patient-derived iPSCs and differentiated cells. Rawan graduated with a BS in Biotechnology from the City College of New York in Fall 2015.