Biography

 

 

BASMA R. H. DAMIRI

 

E-mail:

 [email protected]

[email protected],

 

 

HOME ADDRESS: Tulkarm/Palestine

Cell Phone 0592294270

 

EDUCATION

 

 

2011            Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Science Collage

Post Do, Toxicology

2007- 2011. Clemson University, Clemson, SC

PhD, Environmental Toxicology

2005-2007. Clemson University, Clemson, SC,

MS, Environmental Toxicology/ Ecotoxicology

1998-2001. Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority

Bachelor of Science (BS), Medical Technology

1990-1992. Al-Arabia College, Amman, Jordan

Diploma (2 years), Medical Technology

 

FELLOWSHIPS &AWARDS

 

2005-2007       Ford Foundation Scholarship, USA

2007-2011       Graduate Assistant, Clemson University, SC

2011                SOT Travel Award

2011                Molecular Biology SS Award (MBSS), SOT            

2011                Biological Science Award (BSGSA), Clemson University

2011                Environmental Toxicology Graduate Group Award, Clemson University

2017                  Scientific Research Award 2016, An-Najah National University

2019                  Scientific Research Award 2018, An-Najah National University

 


 

RESEARCH ANND WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2012-2015       Head of division/Drugs and Toxicology, An-Najah University, PS, School of Medicine and Health Sciences,

2012-2016       Coordinator of medical research unit

                       

2011.   Post-doctoral Researcher

                      

                       Research Title: Steroid hormone remediation from wastewater treatment plant effluent

                      

2007-2011. Clemson University, Environmental Toxicology Institute, Department of Biological Science

 

Dissertation Title: Lentiviral-mediated RNAi knockdown yields a novel mouse model for studying Cyp2b function.

 

2005- 2007. Clemson University, Environmental Toxicology Institute, Forestry and Natural Resources Department

 

Thesis Title: Risk characterization for boron and aquatic plants and animals

 

2003-2005. AL-Quds University, Jerusalem, Biology & Environmental Science Department,  The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany Project

 

1992-2003 Patient Friend Society, Palestine Medical Assistant

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012- Present:             An-Najah University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Drugs and Toxicology Division

2007-2011                    Clemson University, SC, Environmental Toxicology Institute, Department of Biology

 

MEMBERSHIP

        • Arab Center Human Rights and International Peace -Jordan
  • Advisory Council - Tulkarm Governorate
  • Scientific and Preparatory Committee for Environmental Conference- Environmental Education Center (EEC) / Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

Damir, B., Badran, L., Safadi, D., Sawalha, A., Yasin, Y., Sawalha, M. & Amir, M.,. 2019. Metabolic syndrome and related risk factors among adults in the north of the West Bank, a cross-sectional study. International Health, Accepted 4/9/2019.

Damiri B, Risk Characterization for Boron and Aquatic Plants and Animals. Environmental Risk Assessment (2010) Publisher: Vdm Publishing House Ltd. ISBN 978-639-22207-4.

Damiri B, Rodgers J. Responses of Typha latifolia and Ceriodaphnia dubia to aqueous boron exposures. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 27th Annual Meeting. 2006:243.

Damiri B. Phytotoxicity and Bioconcentration of Boron in Typha Latifolia and Schoenoplectus californicus Water Crisis and Agricultural Development in Palestine, Palestinian Technical University - Khadoori 2012:197-2013.

Jaradat NA, Damiri B, Abualhasan MN. Antioxidant evaluation for Urtica urens, Rumex cyprius and Borago officinalis edible wild plants in Palestine. Pak J PharmSci. 2016 Jan;29(1 Suppl):325-30. PubMed PMID: 27005499.

A. Marei, Salah. N, Al-Rimawi. F, Khayat. S, Damiri. B, A. Naser. A: Assessment of Commonly Used Pesticides in the Ground Water of the Shallow Aquifer Systems in Jericho and Jeftlik areas/ Lower Jordan Valley, Occupied Palestinian Territories. International Journal of Environmental & Agriculture Research (IJOEAR), Vol-3, Issue-2, February- 2017

Damiri B, Holle E, Yu X, Baldwin WS. Lentiviral-mediated RNAi knockdown yields a novel mouse model for studying Cyp2b function. Toxicol Sci. 2012Feb;125(2):368-81. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfr309. Epub 2011 Nov 14. PubMed PMID:22083726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3262856.

Damiri B, Sandouka HN, Janini EH, Yaish ON. Prevalence and associated factors of psychoactive substance use among university students in the West Bank, Palestine. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 2019:1-10.

Damiri B, Sayeh W, Odeh M, Musmar H. Drug use and possession, emerging of new psychoactive substances in the West Bank, Palestine. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2018;8(1):42.

Damiri B, Salahat I, Aghbar M. Pattern of substance use among schoolchildren in Palestine, a cross-sectional study. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences.2018; 8: 59 https://doi.org/10.1186/s41935-018-0090-6.

Damiri BR, Sandouka HN, Janini EH, Yaish. Substance use by university students in the West Bank: a cross-sectional study.Lancet. 2018 Feb 21;391 Suppl 2:S9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30375-1. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29553458

Damiri B, Rayyan A, Hijawi A. Epidemiology of autopsy-referred cases in the North of Palestine (West Bank): A retrospective study. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences and Applied Toxicology.18 (10); 43-63 DOI: 10.21608/ejfsat.2018.16163

Damiri B, Baldwin W. Cyp2b-Knockdown Mice Poorly Metabolize Corn Oil and Are Age-Dependent Obese. Lipids. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1002/lipd.12095. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Damiri BR, Agbar A, Al-Khdour S, Arafat Y. Metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese young Palestinian students at An-Najah National University: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet. 2018;391:S7.

Damiri B, Abualsoud MS, Samara AM, Salameh SK. Metabolic syndrome among

overweight and obese adults in Palestinian refugee camps. Diabetol Metab Syndr.

2018 Apr 19;10:34. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0337-2. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID:29713387; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5907715.

 

Damiri B, Aghbar A, Alkhdour S, Arafat Y. Characterization and prevalence of metabolic syndrome among overweight and obese young Palestinian students atAn-Najah National University. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2018. pii:S1871-4021(17)30424-1. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2017.12.021. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 29306543.

Damiri B, Hala A, Najjar L, Al qadome S.. Metabolic Syndrome and its Risk Factors among Overweight and Obese Palestinian Schoolchildren using IDF and NCEP-ATP/III Definitions. DOI: 10.21767/2386-5180.100242

Damiri B, Baldwin B., Characterization of Cyp2b-Knockdown Mouse Reveals Changes in Lipid Metabolism. Abstract, ISSX ,  Endocr Rev, Vol. 32 P1 – 596

Damiri B, Prevalence and Characterization of Substance Abuse among Street Children in Nablus City/ West Bank (2015). Abstract. Six Forensic Science Conference, Egypt (P 52)

Damiri B, Baldwin B Repression of multiple Cyp2b members by RNAi in mice (2011). Abstract, Society of Toxicology

MASTER THESES

Hamdan, M., Masoud, W., The antimicrobial and antioxidant of Laurus nobilis leaf extract as a food preservative against lipid food poisoning (2019). Palestine Technical University/Kadoorie/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Master Thesis Examiner.

Daher, O,. Evaluation of Titanium Dioxide Levels in Food in the West Bank. (2018). An-Najah national University/ Environmental Sciences/ Master Thesis Superviosr.

Abdelkader, A., Abdeen, Z., Irikat, A., Isolation and characterization of phenol degrading bacterium strain Bacillus thuringiensis J20 from olive waste in Palestine (2017). ). Al-Quds University/ Environmental and Earth Science/ Master Thesis Examiner.

Lama, M., Imam, A., Patient safety during pre-and post-analytical phases of clinical testing in Beit Jala Hospital, (2015). Al-Quds University/ Public Health and Epidemiology/ Master Thesis Examine.

Taqata, R., Irikat, S., Molecular Identification and phylogenetic analysis of Rhipicephalus hard-tick species from different Palestinian cities (2015). Al-Quds University/ Department of Biochemistry/ Master Thesis Examiner.

Herzallah, Kh., Imam, A., Pregnant women awareness of vitamin D deficiency in eight private clinics in Ramallah, Palestine.(2014). Master Thesis Examiner.

 

 

REVIEWER

  • Journal of International Health (JIH)
  • Egyptian Journal of Forensic Science and Applied Toxicology (EJFSAT)
  • Crime and Delinquency Journal
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
  • Corresponding Member of Analytical Quality (C-QA) for the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)

 

 

BASMA R. H. DAMIRI

 

E-mail:

 [email protected]

[email protected],

 

 

HOME ADDRESS: Tulkarm/Palestine

Cell Phone 0592294270

 

EDUCATION

 

 

2011            Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Science Collage

Post Do, Toxicology

2007- 2011. Clemson University, Clemson, SC

PhD, Environmental Toxicology

2005-2007. Clemson University, Clemson, SC,

MS, Environmental Toxicology/ Ecotoxicology

1998-2001. Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority

Bachelor of Science (BS), Medical Technology

1990-1992. Al-Arabia College, Amman, Jordan

Diploma (2 years), Medical Technology

 

FELLOWSHIPS &AWARDS

 

2005-2007       Ford Foundation Scholarship, USA

2007-2011       Graduate Assistant, Clemson University, SC

2011                SOT Travel Award

2011                Molecular Biology SS Award (MBSS), SOT            

2011                Biological Science Award (BSGSA), Clemson University

2011                Environmental Toxicology Graduate Group Award, Clemson University

2017                  Scientific Research Award 2016, An-Najah National University

2019                  Scientific Research Award 2018, An-Najah National University

 


 

RESEARCH ANND WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2012-2015       Head of division/Drugs and Toxicology, An-Najah University, PS, School of Medicine and Health Sciences,

2012-2016       Coordinator of medical research unit

                       

2011.   Post-doctoral Researcher

                      

                       Research Title: Steroid hormone remediation from wastewater treatment plant effluent

                      

2007-2011. Clemson University, Environmental Toxicology Institute, Department of Biological Science

 

Dissertation Title: Lentiviral-mediated RNAi knockdown yields a novel mouse model for studying Cyp2b function.

 

2005- 2007. Clemson University, Environmental Toxicology Institute, Forestry and Natural Resources Department

 

Thesis Title: Risk characterization for boron and aquatic plants and animals

 

2003-2005. AL-Quds University, Jerusalem, Biology & Environmental Science Department,  The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany Project

 

1992-2003 Patient Friend Society, Palestine Medical Assistant

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012- Present:             An-Najah University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Drugs and Toxicology Division

2007-2011                    Clemson University, SC, Environmental Toxicology Institute, Department of Biology

 

MEMBERSHIP

        • Arab Center Human Rights and International Peace -Jordan
  • Advisory Council - Tulkarm Governorate
  • Scientific and Preparatory Committee for Environmental Conference- Environmental Education Center (EEC) / Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

Damir, B., Badran, L., Safadi, D., Sawalha, A., Yasin, Y., Sawalha, M. & Amir, M.,. 2019. Metabolic syndrome and related risk factors among adults in the north of the West Bank, a cross-sectional study. International Health, Accepted 4/9/2019.

Damiri B, Risk Characterization for Boron and Aquatic Plants and Animals. Environmental Risk Assessment (2010) Publisher: Vdm Publishing House Ltd. ISBN 978-639-22207-4.

Damiri B, Rodgers J. Responses of Typha latifolia and Ceriodaphnia dubia to aqueous boron exposures. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 27th Annual Meeting. 2006:243.

Damiri B. Phytotoxicity and Bioconcentration of Boron in Typha Latifolia and Schoenoplectus californicus Water Crisis and Agricultural Development in Palestine, Palestinian Technical University - Khadoori 2012:197-2013.

Jaradat NA, Damiri B, Abualhasan MN. Antioxidant evaluation for Urtica urens, Rumex cyprius and Borago officinalis edible wild plants in Palestine. Pak J PharmSci. 2016 Jan;29(1 Suppl):325-30. PubMed PMID: 27005499.

A. Marei, Salah. N, Al-Rimawi. F, Khayat. S, Damiri. B, A. Naser. A: Assessment of Commonly Used Pesticides in the Ground Water of the Shallow Aquifer Systems in Jericho and Jeftlik areas/ Lower Jordan Valley, Occupied Palestinian Territories. International Journal of Environmental & Agriculture Research (IJOEAR), Vol-3, Issue-2, February- 2017

Damiri B, Holle E, Yu X, Baldwin WS. Lentiviral-mediated RNAi knockdown yields a novel mouse model for studying Cyp2b function. Toxicol Sci. 2012Feb;125(2):368-81. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfr309. Epub 2011 Nov 14. PubMed PMID:22083726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3262856.

Damiri B, Sandouka HN, Janini EH, Yaish ON. Prevalence and associated factors of psychoactive substance use among university students in the West Bank, Palestine. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 2019:1-10.

Damiri B, Sayeh W, Odeh M, Musmar H. Drug use and possession, emerging of new psychoactive substances in the West Bank, Palestine. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2018;8(1):42.

Damiri B, Salahat I, Aghbar M. Pattern of substance use among schoolchildren in Palestine, a cross-sectional study. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences.2018; 8: 59 https://doi.org/10.1186/s41935-018-0090-6.

Damiri BR, Sandouka HN, Janini EH, Yaish. Substance use by university students in the West Bank: a cross-sectional study.Lancet. 2018 Feb 21;391 Suppl 2:S9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30375-1. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29553458

Damiri B, Rayyan A, Hijawi A. Epidemiology of autopsy-referred cases in the North of Palestine (West Bank): A retrospective study. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences and Applied Toxicology.18 (10); 43-63 DOI: 10.21608/ejfsat.2018.16163

Damiri B, Baldwin W. Cyp2b-Knockdown Mice Poorly Metabolize Corn Oil and Are Age-Dependent Obese. Lipids. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1002/lipd.12095. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Damiri BR, Agbar A, Al-Khdour S, Arafat Y. Metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese young Palestinian students at An-Najah National University: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet. 2018;391:S7.

Damiri B, Abualsoud MS, Samara AM, Salameh SK. Metabolic syndrome among

overweight and obese adults in Palestinian refugee camps. Diabetol Metab Syndr.

2018 Apr 19;10:34. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0337-2. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID:29713387; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5907715.

 

Damiri B, Aghbar A, Alkhdour S, Arafat Y. Characterization and prevalence of metabolic syndrome among overweight and obese young Palestinian students atAn-Najah National University. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2018. pii:S1871-4021(17)30424-1. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2017.12.021. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 29306543.

Damiri B, Hala A, Najjar L, Al qadome S.. Metabolic Syndrome and its Risk Factors among Overweight and Obese Palestinian Schoolchildren using IDF and NCEP-ATP/III Definitions. DOI: 10.21767/2386-5180.100242

Damiri B, Baldwin B., Characterization of Cyp2b-Knockdown Mouse Reveals Changes in Lipid Metabolism. Abstract, ISSX ,  Endocr Rev, Vol. 32 P1 – 596

Damiri B, Prevalence and Characterization of Substance Abuse among Street Children in Nablus City/ West Bank (2015). Abstract. Six Forensic Science Conference, Egypt (P 52)

Damiri B, Baldwin B Repression of multiple Cyp2b members by RNAi in mice (2011). Abstract, Society of Toxicology

MASTER THESES

Hamdan, M., Masoud, W., The antimicrobial and antioxidant of Laurus nobilis leaf extract as a food preservative against lipid food poisoning (2019). Palestine Technical University/Kadoorie/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Master Thesis Examiner.

Daher, O,. Evaluation of Titanium Dioxide Levels in Food in the West Bank. (2018). An-Najah national University/ Environmental Sciences/ Master Thesis Superviosr.

Abdelkader, A., Abdeen, Z., Irikat, A., Isolation and characterization of phenol degrading bacterium strain Bacillus thuringiensis J20 from olive waste in Palestine (2017). ). Al-Quds University/ Environmental and Earth Science/ Master Thesis Examiner.

Lama, M., Imam, A., Patient safety during pre-and post-analytical phases of clinical testing in Beit Jala Hospital, (2015). Al-Quds University/ Public Health and Epidemiology/ Master Thesis Examine.

Taqata, R., Irikat, S., Molecular Identification and phylogenetic analysis of Rhipicephalus hard-tick species from different Palestinian cities (2015). Al-Quds University/ Department of Biochemistry/ Master Thesis Examiner.

Herzallah, Kh., Imam, A., Pregnant women awareness of vitamin D deficiency in eight private clinics in Ramallah, Palestine.(2014). Master Thesis Examiner.

 

 

REVIEWER

  • Journal of International Health (JIH)
  • Egyptian Journal of Forensic Science and Applied Toxicology (EJFSAT)
  • Crime and Delinquency Journal
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
  • Corresponding Member of Analytical Quality (C-QA) for the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)

 

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Education
Institution
Clemson University
Country
United States of America
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Biology
Department
Toxicology
Thesis
Lentiviral-mediated RNAi knockdown yields a novel mouse model for studying Cyp2b function.
Speciality
Toxicology
Sub speciality
Duration
2007 - 2011
Institution
Clemson University
Country
United States of America
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Environmental Toxicology
Department
Environmental Toxicology
Thesis
Risk characterization for boron and aquatic plants and animals
Speciality
Environmental Toxicology
Sub speciality
Duration
2005 - 2007
Institution
Al-Quds University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department
Medical Technology
Thesis
Using transgenic plant- (potato and banana) based vaccine for hepatitis B
Speciality
Medical Technology
Sub speciality
Duration
1998 - 2001
Employment History
Country
United States of America
Institution
Clemson University
Position/Job Description
Teaching and research assistant
Period
Aug. 13, 2007 - Aug. 13, 2011
Country
Palestine
Institution
Alquds Univesity
Position/Job Description
Environmental and Health Lab
Period
Aug. 20, 2003 - Aug. 20, 2005
Country
United States of America
Institution
Clemson University
Position/Job Description
Postdoc
Period
Aug. 13, 2011 - Dec. 30, 2011
Country
Palestine
Institution
Patient Friend's Benevolent Society
Position/Job Description
Director of Medical Laboratory
Period
Aug. 20, 1992 - Aug. 20, 2001
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