Dr Ali Kabli MBBS, MBMSc

Dr Ali Kabli

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
PhD student

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ali is a clinician and academic funded by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia and joined Professor Gareth Lavery's research group in April 2019 as a PhD student. He studies how Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) availability can modulate 11β-HSD1 activity to better understand the mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum redox regulation.


  • Master’s degree in Brain and Mind Science (MBMSc), Sydney University, Australia, 2017.
  • Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery (MBBS) king Abdelaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Araba, 2011.


Ali studies how NAD+ availability can modulate 11β-HSD1 as NADPH dependant enzyme located in the endoplasmic reticulum lumen. His studies aim to understand the possible cross-talk between cytosol and Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) in terms of NAD+ pool. His PhD research project can provide a new insight into the mechanism of ER redox homeostasis and regulation of cellular glucocorticoid metabolism.