Biography

Teaching Experience

  • 2014-present Assistant professor, Division of Anatomy, Molecular Biochemistry and Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. Major courses: Molecular biology for medical and health sciences students, laboratory of molecular biology for medical and health sciences students, Biochemistry for medical and health sciences students, General Biology for medical and health sciences students. Clinical Biochemistry for nursing students. Supervisor for several undergraduate students research projects. Research projects.
  • 2003-2004 Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Arab American University, Jenin, Palestine. Major lab-courses: molecular biology, cell and tissue culturing, genetics and general biology courses.
  • 2007-2012 Supervisor for undergraduate and graduate students and laboratory technicians.

 

 Current running research projects

 1. Pancreatic cancer methylation as a potential biomarker.

2. Influence of curcumin on human adipose tissue and consequently on obesity and diabetes.

3. Influence of ephedra alata on human adipose tissue and consequently on obesity and diabetes.

4. Influence of ephedra alata on cancer.

Significant Achievements

  •   An oral presentation was selected as one of the top talks presented at the American Society of Nephrology conference, kidney week 2012, San Diego, California, USA. Hypertonicity Maintains a Differentiated Renal Epithelial Monolayer: a Promising Approach for Bioartificial Kidney.
  •  Invited speaker for the Conference of Biotechnology - Research and applications, Jerusalem, Israel, 2012. Hypertonicity Maintains a Differentiated Renal Epithelial Monolayer: a Promising Approach for Bioartificial Kidney.
  •  Postdoctoral fellowship, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen University, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  •  Ubbo Emmius Fellowship, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen University, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • GUIDE Beleidsruimte 2006 grant, Graduate School for Drug Exploration, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen University, Groningen, the Netherlands.

 

Memberships:

1. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS).

2. International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

3. Dutch Society of Nephrology (NFN).

4. Dutch Society for Matrix Biology (NVMB).

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Education
Institution
Country
Netherlands
Degree
PhD
Faculty
University medical center-Groningen
Department
Medical Biomics Centre, Department of Cell Biology
Thesis
Propionate: a Candidate Metabolite to Link Colonic Metabolism to Human Adipose Tissue Inflammation.
Speciality
Medical Sciences
Sub speciality
Duration
2006 - 2010
Institution
Country
Netherlands
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Faculty of Science
Department
Department of Medical Immunology and Histology
Thesis
Genetic Engineering of Intestinal Bacteria to Treat Colon Cancer
Speciality
Master in Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation
Sub speciality
Duration
2004 - 2006
Institution
Country
Jordan
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Faculty of Science
Department
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology department
Thesis
Site-directed Mutagenesis for Myosin Gene and its Implications
Speciality
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Sub speciality
Duration
1999 - 2003
Institution
Bethlehem Secondary School
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
Thesis
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1996 - 1998
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