Mostafa is a postdoctoral associate who joined the Mashek lab in the fall of 2016. Mostafa earned his PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech. During his PhD, Mostafa studied the role of skeletal muscle inflammatory signaling in exercise metabolism. Prior to his doctoral studies, Mostafa served in Egypt as an assistant lecturer at Helwan University. Mostafa's research interest is focused on examining the effects of exercise on skeletal muscle fat metabolism. Besides enjoying soccer, Mostafa is an international referee in the United World Wrestling (UWW).