Amal received her B.Sc. at the Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Bethlehem University, Palestine. She started working immediately at Hereditary Research Laboratory at Bethlehem University on the genetics of hearing loss among Palestinian families. During that period she completed her master in Biotechnology. Currently she is a Ph.D. student in Karen Avraham’s laboratory, with joint advisor Prof. Moien Kanaan. Her project is to validate potential novel genes that cause hearing loss in Palestinian families employing CRISPR/Cas genome editing to assign causality to human mutations in the mouse.