Walid received a Bachelor of Science in botany from Cairo University, Egypt, his Master of Science in microbial molecular biology from Mansoura University, Egypt, and a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Wyoming. He also worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Hamon Center Therapeutic Oncology, Dallas, TX, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry facility at Montana State University as well as at the University of Kansas, employing a wide variety of Mass Spectrometry applications.

Prior to joining Phoreus, Walid gained additional experience working at Quest Diagnostics and Merck Animal Health (Vaccines), and then at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Walid adds his strong research and development expertise in vaccine development, mass spectrometry, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and cell biology to the Phoreus team.