Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Assuit University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1979.
Research assistant professor, poostdoctoral fellow, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, 1979-1984; head cancer research unit King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz U., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1984-1987; chairman medical biology department, King Abdulaziz U., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, since 1987.
Married Ebtessam Abdulah Akella, March 11, 1983. Children: Shurook, Neda, Shereen, Mohamad, Abudulah.