Dr. Amer Mahmood


Dr. Amer Mahmood received his MSc from Copenhagen University in the field of Autoimmune Destruction of beta cells in Type 1 diabetic patients. He obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences in the field of Human Embryonic PluripotentStem Cell Research and Bone Biology from the University of Southern Denmark where he successfully differentiated human embryonic stem cells into mesoderm and further in bone, fat and cartilage forming mesenchymal stem cells. He did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Biomedical Research Center, Department of The Molecular Endocrinology & Stem Cell Research Unit (KMEB, University of Southern Denmark); he studied the expression of human DLK-1 a novel regulator of bone mass that mediates estrogen deficiency–induced bone loss in mice.

Dr. Mahmood was Assistant Professor and Principle Investigator in Stem cell research at King Saud University in the Stem Cell Unit Department of Anatomy. In 2017, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Stem cell and Regenerative Medicine. His recent research focus is on the field of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, particularly in skeletal-bone disorders. Dr. Mahmood has also been working extensively in the field small RNA including micro-RNA and siRNA in addition to Nano-fibrous scaffold for bone-, blood vessel and cartilage regeneration. Additionally, his group is looking at differentiation of iPSCs into different mesodermal lineages. Dr. Mahmood’s group has also initiated the first clinical trials with adult stem cells in Saudi Arabia.


Dr. Amer Mahmood Areas of Expertise includes

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Bone/Cartilage Regeneration, Autoimmune Diseases, non-coding RNA’s, Gene Knockdown, Microarray, Sequencing, Data Management, Post-Graduate Teaching and Project Management.


Dr. Amer Mahmood offers consultancy in the field of:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • 3D-Bioprinting
  • Adult Stem Cells G
  • Genetics and Stem Cell transplantation.


Dr. Amer Mahmood offers Training Courses and Workshops in the following fields:

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Genetic Disorders
  • All molecular biological techniques, including Cloning, RT-PCR, Western, Cell Sorting, etc.
  • Mammalian Cell Culture
  • Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture, including IPSCs and hESCs
  • Stem Cell Differentiation
  • Nano-scaffold use in Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Amer Mahmood has been involved in the following Scientific Meetings

  1.  Keynote Speaker at the New Frontiers in Stem Cell Basic Research, Translation and Clinical Application Conference September 19-21, Riyadh, 2016.
  2.  Guest Lecturer at First Stem Cell Technology Updates (1st SCTU) Short Course (16 – 20 August 2015), KASCT, Riyadh, KSA.
  3.  Middle East Stem Cell Symposium – March 24-25, 2015 – Doha, Qatar (Invited Speaker).
  4.  King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) the Second Symposium on Stem Cells Entitled “Stem Cells in Science & Medicine” on 23rd – 24th of April 2014 at the KSAU-HS Convention Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Invited National Speaker)
  5.  BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell (RMSC-2013), Dalian, China (Invited speaker).
  6.  3rd International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering, 2012 Seattle, USA (Poster Presentation).
  7.  1st International Placenta Stem Cell Conference, 2012 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Invited Speaker).
  8.  2nd International Conference on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, 2011 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Invited Speaker).
  9.  9th International Society for Stem Cell Research, 2011 Toronto, Canada (Poster Presentation).
  10.  6th International Stem Cell School in Regenerative Medicine, 2009 Odense, Denmark (Invited Speaker).
  11.  1st International Conference on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, 2009 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Invited Speaker).
  12.  34th European Calcified Tissue Society, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008 (Poster Presentation).
  13.  5th International Society for Stem Cell Research, 2007 Cairns, Australia (Poster Presentation).
  14.  33rd European Calcified Tissue Society, 2006 Prague, Czech Republic (Poster Presentation).


  • 2009 PhD Health Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    Dissertation: Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Mesoderm Derived Cells
  • 2008 Postgraduate Course in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • 2007 Postgraduate Course in Preclinical and clinical aspects of stem cell research.
  • 2006 Postgraduate Course in Functional Genomics and Proteomics as Applied to Metabolic Diseases
  • 2003 M.Sc., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2000 B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Sep 2016 – Present  Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine & Principal Scientist, Stem Cell group leader, King Saud University, KKUH, Riyadh KSA.
  • 2010 – Aug’ 2016 Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Group Leader & Principal Investigator, Stem Cell Unit, Department of Anatomy, King Saud University, KKUH, Riyadh KSA.
  • 2009 – 2010 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Endocrinology & Metabolism (KMEB), Medical Biotechnology Centre Odense, Denmark.
  • 2005 – 2008 Doctoral Researcher, Molecular Endocrinology & Metabolism (KMEB), Medical Biotechnology Centre Odense, Denmark.
  • 2004 – 2005 Research Associate, Molecular Endocrinology & Metabolism (KMEB), Medical Biotechnology Centre Odense, Denmark.
  • 2001 – 2003 Master’s Researcher, MCB, Steno Diabetes Centre, Novo Nordisk, Denmark.


  • Reviewer for Stem Cell International Journal.
  • Reviewer for Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Member of Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (DSBMB).
  • Member of Danish Stem Cell Research Doctoral School (DASCDOC).
  • Member of Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS).
  • Member of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
  • Member of European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS).


  • Editor in Editorial Board of Stem Cell Biology, Research & Therapy
  • Reviewer Stem Cell International
  • Stem Cell and Development

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