I obtained my B.Sc. in Botany (Very Good with Honour) from Sohag University in 1996, M.Sc. degree in Freshwater Mycology in 2001 and my Ph.D. degree in aquatic Mycology in 2004 from Sohag University, Egypt. I published 18 articles in top international Journal in the field and gave 7 presentations in national and international conferences. My h index is 10 and research gate score in 20.38. My current research interests include: ecology, taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of aquatic fungi, endophytic fungi and natural products of aquatic fungi.