Aram Ghalali is originally from Iraqi Kurdistan, lived in Sweden in his early years, and is now a US resident. He has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in biotechnology. Furthermore, he has earned multiple Master of Science degrees, one in quality assessment in pharmaceuticals sciences/biotechnology and another in cancer prevention and pharmacy design. Dr. Ghalali also holds a degree in Civil engineering. He has completed his PhD in the field of medicine at the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden). He also obtained his first postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of toxicology, investigating the role of environmental pollutants on occupational health. He has completed his second postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical school. His research at Harvard is focused on drug development targeting childhood brain cancer. Currently, he is working as Instructor of Surgery / Faculty at Harvard Medical School. His interests besides science include geopolitics, applied history, arts, sports, languages, poetry, and writing. He is passionate about wildlife conservation, protection, and restoration.