Dr Meguid is a professor of human genetics, Former Head of Human Genetics Unit, National Research Center (NRC) Egypt.
She is a Senior Geneticist at the Genetics Institute, California; a fellow of Uppsala University, Sweden and Yale University. First Arab Laureate win the outstanding L’Oreal UNESCO Award for women in Science for Africa. Awarded with the National State Award of Excellence in Advanced Medical Science & Technology. She was given the Distinctive Arab Female Scientist Prize in Genetics by the Arabian Gulf University. Finally was awarded with the National State Award of Excellence in Advanced Medical Science and recently Schowman Arab Award in Autism2021.
Dr Meguid has used her expertise to identify and describe several novel genetic syndromes and gene discovery. She has more than 100 International publications in elite Journals.
Role model for postgraduate students, Supervising 75 theses. She is the head of the laboratory of research in DNA in behavioral disorders and Founder of autism research study group in Egypt. Jury president L’OREAL-UNESCO Egypt awards for young researchers. Head of Child Brain Research and Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Norway. Head of Scientific Committee of the Academy for Scientific Excellence Prize in advanced science. she established the Egyptian fragile X association in order to raise the awareness regarding this disorder. President of Women Awards, at Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, 2022.
Abdel Meguid was one of the first researchers in Egypt to prove that consanguineous marriages are associated with an increased risk for genetic disorders. She specialized in the early treatment of children with genetic disorders and successfully identified several novel genetic syndromes.