Dr. Hani Mohammad Zubair Choudhry is the assistant deputy minister for research and innovation at the Ministry of Education. He has also been the director general for research grants at the ministry since February.
Choudhry has pursued graduate medical education programs, studying cancer biology and therapeutics from Harvard Medical School, US in 2016.
He completed a doctorate in cancer precision medicine from the University of Oxford, UK in 2014 and an master’s in molecular medicine from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK in 2009.
Choudhry completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah in 2006.
In October 2020, he was appointed director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine, a partnership between KAU and the University of Oxford. From August 2017 to January 2021, he was director of the Center for the Alignment of Learning Outcome with Labour Market, and the vice president for development at KAU.
Choudhry was director of the cancer metabolomics and epigenomics unit at KAU from September 2016 until January 2021.
He was the founder and CEO of Innovative BioMed Consultation Expert House registered under Business and Knowledge Alliance as a private consultation office, KAU from December 2016 to January 2021.
Choudhry was a postdoctoral fellow at the Target Discovery Institute (TDI) and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Oxford from July 2016 to September 2016. He has been a visiting research fellow at the TDI since June 2015.