Khawla Al-Kuraya, Saudi research scientist

Dr. Khawla Al-Kuraya
Updated 30 April 2019
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Khawla Al-Kuraya, Saudi research scientist

  • Al-Kuraya is also a professor at the College of Medicine at King Faisal University in Riyadh
  • In 2010, King Abdullah granted the prestigious “First Rank King Abdul Aziz Medal” to Al-Kuraya

Dr. Khawla Al-Kuraya is a senior cancer research scientist at King Faisal Specialized Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) and is currently directing the King Fahd National Center for Children’s Cancer and Research, which has been operating under King Faisal Specialized Hospital and the Research Center in Riyadh since 2005.

She is also a professor at the College of Medicine at King Faisal University in Riyadh. She became a consultant and the principal clinical scientist at the KFSHRC in 2002. She has also worked as the director of the Department of Human Cancer Genomic Research. She is widely respected as a translational scientist whose work bridges the laboratory and clinical settings. She has focused on identifying the molecular signature of common Saudi tumors utilizing new technologies in the genetic cancer field.

She also remained a member of the Saudi Shoura Council between 2013 and 2017.  In 2010, King Abdullah granted the prestigious “First Rank King Abdul Aziz Medal” to Al-Kuraya. 

After receiving a degree in medicine from King Saud University School of Medicine in Riyadh, she went to the US where she completed her residency and fellowship in pathology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. She obtained her board certification in clinical pathology and completed her fellowship in molecular diagnostics at the National Cancer Institute in the US. 


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

Updated 37 min 39 sec ago

Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.