Ph.D: in Chemistry. Dec.1983 Department of
Chemistry, University College, London University. England.
B.Sc: in Biochemistry, 1976 Dept. of
chemistry, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
1. Studies on the Medicinal
Properties of Camel Milk
Studying the effect of feeding camel milk to
diabetic rats and humans on blood glucose and insulin levels and
blood lipid profile. Recently; studying the effect of feeding
camel milk to neonate rats.
2. Studies on Growth Factors
In our laboratory; we are studying the
expression of certain growth factors (EGF,TGF-alpha, TGF-beta,
b-FGF, and IGF) that are involved in the proliferation of
colorectal carcinoma ( CRC ). Since these growth factors have
synergistic effect on the development of cancer; studying the
co-expression of these growth factors could be of great help in
understanding the role of the above mentioned growth factors in
3. Studies on Oncogenes
Also in our laboratory we are studying the
expression of certain oncogenes; such as c-fos, c-jun, c-erb-B2,
c-myc, and c-ras. in CRC cases. The expression of these
oncogenes will be correlated to the expression of the studied
growth factors in the same CRC cases. The results might explain
the unanswered questions related to the development of CRC.
4. Identification of New Tumor Markers
The blood level of the TGF-alpha, b-FGF, and
IGFBP-I is determined in CRC cases as well as in healthy people.
The results might be used to identify new tumor markers for CRC
cases. Qualitative (suothern-blot and immunohistochemistry ) and
quantitative ( ELISA ) methods are use to study the expression
of the growth factors and oncogenes. Looking for a
new method for identifying new subclasses of CRC cases, and
hence it could be possible to differentiate between the CRC
cases which respond to chemotherapy and which do not.
Biochemistry in Arabic(old curriculum)
Introduction to Biochemistry.
Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism (old curriculum) .
Biochemistry II. (Carbohydrate, Lipid, Nucleotide
Biochemistry III. ( Metabolism of Nitrogenous Compounds
and Integration of Metabolic Pathways).
Readings in Biochemistry
Readings in Biochemistry.
Research Project in Biochemistry.
Chemical Analysis in Nutrition.
Topics in Biochemistry, Growth Factors (old curriculum).
Training Workshop in Biochemistry.
Topics in Nutrition (Graduate Course).