Prof. Karam is a member of the department of Anatomy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University. Dr Karam obtained his Medical Degree in 1981 (Alexandria University, Egypt) and Master degree (Histology/Pathology) in 1986. Dr Karam moved to Canada and received his PhD in Stem Cell Biology from the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal. Dr Karam’s post-doctoral training was in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA. In 1993. Dr Karam moved to the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University as an Assistant Professor and eventually promoted to Associate Professor. In 2001, he joined the UAE University and since 2006, has become a full Professor. Dr Karam’s early research led to the discovery of stem cells and their immediate descendants in the stomach. His current research focuses on the role of stem cells in tissue engineering and carcinogenesis. Dr Karam mentored research projects of several medical, MSc, and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Dr Karam published more than 65 papers, review articles and book chapters. He is a member of several editorial and reviewing boards. He contributed to the organization of national and international conferences and was invited to give talks in many international scientific meetings. Dr Karam received several honors and awards including the Shoman Award for Arab Researchers.