Bahaa Elgendy, Ph.D., holds a primary appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences at the College and a secondary appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). Bahaa received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Benha University, Egypt. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry working for Prof. Alan R. Katritzky from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. After that he joined the Scripps Research Institute as a Research Associate. Prior to joining STLCOP, Dr. Elgendy was an Associate Professor of Bio-Organic Chemistry, Benha University, Egypt. He was also an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Dr. Elgendy is the recipient of several awards including: Certificate of Outstanding Achievement from University of Florida (2008 and 2010), Proctor & Gamble Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, University of Florida (2010), Benha University Prize for Scientific Excellence (2015 and 2016), The Best Scientific Publication Award from Benha University (2015), The Egyptian State Prize in Chemical Sciences, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt, 2016, and Presidential Medal of Excellence (First Class) for outstanding contribution from the President of Egypt, 2017.
Dr. El-Gendy is the former Co-Chair of the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) (2015-2017), Young Affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (2015-2019), member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) (2017-2022), and affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences (2018-2022).
Dr. Elgendy is a member of the American Chemical Society, The Saint Louis University Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation (SLU-IDBI), The Division of Biology and Biomedical Science (DBBS), Washington University in St. Louis, and Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), Washington University in St. Louis