Muhaned Mohamed is an MD/PhD student in the department of Neuroscience. He is interested in understanding how translational dysfunction leads to neurological disorders. His current projects include understanding how mutations in the EEF1A2 gene found in patients result in autism, epilepsy and intellectual disability. Muhaned graduated from York College with B.S. in Chemistry and Psychology, where he studied the influence of postsynaptic ganglion cells in the development of the bipolar cells of the retina. Afterwards he worked in the Naora lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center studying the role of homeobox gene DLX4 in Philadelphia chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms.