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Sahar El Abbadi

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Sahar El Abbadi is a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford investigating how methane-consuming bacteria (methanotrophs) can transform methane into high value products, thus incentivizing the capture of methane that is currently emitted or flared. Specifically, her work focuses on using methanotrophs as a component of animal feed, serving as a potential replacement for environmentally destructive fishmeal. Dr. El Abbadi completed her B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science at UC Berkeley (2012), before coming to Stanford, where she completed her M.S. (2015) and PhD (2021) in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Dr. El Abbadi is also a lecturer through Stanford’s Civic, Liberal and Global Education program, where she is currently teaching a course on societal and ethical implications of genetic biotechnology.