Dr. Sheila Qureshi joined Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar (WCM-Q) as a senior lecturer in 2007 and was promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 2018. She obtained her B.Sc. degree in chemistry and biology from the University of London, Goldsmiths College. Dr. Qureshi received her PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Wales' Institute of Science and Technology (now University of Cardiff), UK, where her PhD thesis focused on synthesis of C-glycosides. She did her postdoctoral research at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and then moved on to work in the chemical industry where her work involved pharmaceutical production support and development.
Qualified in education as well as research, she was involved in the initial development of the pilot Foundation Program at WCM-Q where she supported both students and faculty. In 2009 and 2010, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award in the Foundation Program. She is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.