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Dr.Bashair Mohammed Mussa Department of Basic Medical Science Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Neurophysiology and Pharmacology

Research Interests:

  • Diabetes, neurophysiology of the pancreas, central control of insulin secretion, glucose homeostasis, physiological stress,pharmacology of the pancreatic preganglionic neurons.

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PhD – Neurophysiology and Pharmacology Department of Medicine The University of Melbourne (Australia) BSc (Hons) – Neurophysiology and Pharmacology Department of Medicine The University of Melbourne (Australia)
•Assistant Professor of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah (2015) •Research Associate and Clinical Research Coordinator, Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research (2013-2015), Ajman, UAE •Researcher Associate (PhD Studies), Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne (2006-2011) •Research Scientist, Howard Flowery Institute, University of Melbourne (2004 – 2005) •Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne (2002 – 2003)
•Assistant Professor, Basic Medical Science Department, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah (Sharjah, UAE). •Member of the Research Committee, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah (Sharjah, UAE). •Member of the Scientific Committee of Regional Conferences on Diabetes and Obesity (Ajman, UAE). •Research Fellow, Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research (Ajman, UAE). •Member of the Research, Education, Quality and Awareness Committee, Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research (Ajman, UAE). •Clinical Research Coordinator, Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research (Ajman, UAE). •Ambassador of Asian Council of Science Editors (Dubai, UAE) •Research Associate, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). •Research Scientist, Howard Flory Institute, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia).
• American Diabetes Association • Australian Neuroscience Society • Emirates Diabetes Society
•Identification and characterization of the vago-vagal pathways and receptors that are involved in central control of insulin secretion. •Pancreatic preganglionic neurons: physiological roles in exocrine pancreatic secretory function.
•Mussa, B.M. Schuaman, M. Jomma, Y. Abusnana S (2015) Prevalence of hypertension and obesity in Emirati patients with type 2 diabetes, Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism (Accepted) •Mussa, B.M. & Verberne,A.J.M. (2013). The dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus and regulation of pancreatic secretory function. Experimental Physiology, 98: 25-37. •Mussa, B.M., Sartor, D.M. & Verberne, A.J.M. (2011). Effects of nitric oxide synthase blockade on dorsal vagal stimulation-induced pancreatic insulin secretion. Brain Research, 1394: 62-70. •Mussa, B.M., Sartor, D.M. & Verberne, A.J.M. (2010). Dorsal vagal preganglionic neurons: Differential responses to CCK1 and 5HT3 receptors stimulation. Autonomic Neuroscience, 156 : 36-43. •Mussa, B.M., Sartor, D.M. & Verberne, A.J.M. (2008). Activation of CCK1 and 5HT3 receptors increases the discharge of pancreatic vagal afferents. European Journal of Pharmacology, 601: 198-206. •Mussa, B.M. & Verberne, A.J.M. (2008). Activation of the dorsal vagal nucleus increases pancreatic exocrine secretion in the rat. Neuroscience Letters, 433: 71-76.
Poster Presentation Award, 6th Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress (Dubai-UAE). Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation Scholarship, Department of Medicine and Austin Health, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). ANS Travel Award, Australian Neuroscience Society (Melbourne, Australia). AHMRW Poster Presentation Award, Department of Medicine and Austin Health, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). Melbourne Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia).
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