Dr Maha is a scientist who gained ample experience in both immunology and infectious disease clinical research during her PhD training at Imperial College, UK, and during her research fellowship at the Infectious Disease Division of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She established and is the director of "Immunocompromised Host Research."

Conducting her PhD at Imperial College London under the supervision of a renowned mentor helped her build her professional and scientific skills, in addition to expanding her scientific network in the field.