Aseelia (Aseela) Samsam was born in Salamanca, Spain and raised in Germany and the Caribbean before moving to Orlando, Florida. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida and is majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Aseelia is planning to apply to medical school to become a primary care physician, as well as continuing research and scholarly work in her field. She is a RAMP scholar since 2018 and is conducting stem cell research under Dr. Saleh A. Naser from the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on the shift of microbiome population triggered by environmental factors that leads to proliferation and differentiation of human neural stem cells (hNSC), possibly a potential link to autism.
Dr. Saleh A. Naser, Associate Director, Graduate Affairs & Professor
Medical Doctor (M.D.)
Biomedical and Medicine
Samsam, Aseelia, "Aseelia Samsam" (2019). UCF Research and Mentoring Program Scholars. 104.