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Dr. Raed Abu Odeh Associate Professor/Chair of Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Research Interests:

  • • Molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases especially emerging viral and parasitic infections; examples include TT virus, HGV, EBV, and other viruses in addition to parasites like Entamoeba, Cryptosporidium and Blastocystis. • Vitamin D axis (VDBP and VDR) in relation to diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. • Molecular epidemiology of antibacterial resistance.

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1- Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Molecular biology); Idaho State University, USA- 1995 2- M.Sc. in Microbiology; Idaho State University, USA- 1992 3- B.Sc. in Medical Technology; Kuwait University, Kuwait- 1984
9/2015-Current: Associate Professor; University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences/MLS, Sharjah, U.A.E. 12/2014- 8/2015: Associate Professor; Dept. of Basic Sciences (Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology), King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, KSA. 4/2004- 8/2014: Associate Professor (Immunology and Molecular biology); University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences/MLS, Sharjah, U.A.E. 9/99- 2/04: Assistant Professor (Immunology and Molecular biology); University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences/MLT, Sharjah, U.A.E. 10/97- 8/99: Research Scientist and Instructor: Dept. of Medicine, U. of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA. 6/1995- 9/97: Post-Doctoral Training and Instructor: Pathology Dept., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC)-Dallas, TX, USA.
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Bacteriology & Mycology: Open Access. MedCrave Group (USA). Editorial Board Member: Journal of Human Virology & Retroverology: Open Access. MedCrave Group (USA).
• Molecular epidemiology of TT virus and HGV in the region. • Molecular epidemiology of intestinal parasites in the UAE. • Antibacterial activity of novel active compounds. • Epidemiology markers for the study of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. • DNA vaccine development for systemic fungi.
• Design, synthesis and SAR analysis of potent BACE1 inhibitors: Possible lead drug candidates for Alzheimer's disease. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 12;125:1213-1224. • Prevalence of Anelloviruses (TTV, TTMDV, and TTMV) in Healthy Blood Donors and in Patients Infected with HBV or HCV in Qatar. Virology Journal 13;208-213. • Prevalence and subtype distribution of Blastocystis in healthy individuals in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 37;158–162. • Detection and Phylogenetic Analysis of Human Pegivirus (GBV-C) among Blood Donors and Patients Infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) in Qatar. Journal of Medical Virology 87: 2074-2081. • Detection and molecular characterisation of Giardia lamblia genotypes in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 108(8):466-73. • Differential Detection of Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar and Entamoeba moshkovskii in Fecal Samples by Nested PCR in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Acta Parasitologica 58(2);185-190. • The state of antibody therapy. Human Immunology 71;1243–1250. • Genetic transformation of Coccidioides immitis by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Journal of Infectious Diseases; 181:2106-10.
2/2015-current Ms. Sodos Harfeel- Ph.D. candidate School Of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Metabolic syndrome and endotoxemia: study prevalence, associated factors and the effectiveness of probiotic supplementation intervention among population in Sharjah, UAE. Field Superviser. 9/2010-12/2016 Dr. Haydar Hassan- Ph.D. candidate Biochemistry Dept., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Thesis title: Prevalence and attributes of metabolic syndrome in the UAE. Co-Adviser. 9/2010-5/2014 Mr. Ali ElBakri-Ph.D. candidate; Microbiology Dept, Venda University, South Africa. Thesis title: Molecular studies on intestinal parasites in the UAE. Co-Adviser. 9/2012-6/2013 Ms. Feda Emad- M.Sc. student in Molecular Medicine/ Sharjah University; Thesis title: The Effect of Corticotropin Releasing Hormone, via FasL in Hypoxic Breast Cancer Cells, on Immune Evasion. Adviser.
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2013: Research Grant; " Rates of infection and phylogenetic analysis of hepatitis G virus (HGV) I GB Virus C (GBV-C) among Qatari Blood Donor"; Awarded by Hamad Medical Corporation- Qatar (84,500 QRs)- Co-PI. 2013: Qatar University internal Grant # QUUG-CAS-DHS-13/14-2; "Detection and phylogenetic genotyping of TT virus among blood donors in Qatar". Co-Lead PI. Total project budget: $41,000- - Co-PI. 2013: Qatar University internal Grant # QUUG-CAS-DHS-13/14-2; "Detection and phylogenetic genotyping of TT virus among blood donors in Qatar". Co-Lead PI. Total project budget: $41,000.
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