Seham Ebrahim

Ebrahim, Seham

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics


  • BS, Biotechnology, University College London
  • MS, Biotechnology, Hamburg University of Technology
  • PhD, Biological Sciences, Queen Mary University of London

Contact Information

1340 Jefferson Park Avenue
Pinn Hall, 3rd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Research Disciplines

Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Development, Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration, Experimental Pathology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Physiology, Stem Cells & Regeneration

Research Interests

Cytoskeletal architecture, dynamics and roles in cellular physiology and disease; High-resolution live cell and tissue imaging

Research Description

In every human cell, dynamic cytoskeletal networks drive or enable critical processes such as cell division, motility, and secretion. Cytoskeletal dysregulation consequently results in cellular malfunction and several pathologies, ranging from deafness and digestive diseases to cancer.

We use a combination of cutting-edge live cell and in vivo tissue imaging, quantitative cell biology approaches and organoid and mouse models to gain new insights into the physiological roles of cytoskeletal networks in epithelial function and dysfunction.

Selected Publications