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Dr.Ghalia Abdul Khader Khoder Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Ph.D., Biology (Proteomic Microbiology), Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Poitiers, France, 2008.

Research Interests:

  • Microbiology (Helicobacter pylori, Probiotics, antibiotic resistance, epidemiology of infectious diseases). Proteomics (SELDI-TOF-MS, Protein Chip, SDS-PAGE, and 2D-PAGE), Gastroenterology: Gastric epithelial cell, Gastric stem cell, Gastric ulcer, and Gastric Cancer.


Ph.D., Biology (Proteomic Microbiology), University of Poitiers, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, France, 2008. M.Sc. , Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Poitiers, Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, France, 2005. B.Sc., Biology, Lebanese University, Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Lebanon, 2003
2020-Present: Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2015-2020: Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2010-2015: Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain, UAE, 2009-2010: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE and Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Science, Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon. 2007-2008: Teaching assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Poitiers, France.
1. Head of the Infection Prevention Control Committee, UOS, College of Pharmacy, 2020. 2. Head of the Program Assessment Committee, UOS, College of Pharmacy, 2016-2018. 3. Member of the Program evaluation and educational quality assurance, UOS, College of Pharmacy, 2015-2020. 4. Head of the Academic advising and counseling committee, UOS, 2015/2016. 5. Member of the Academic advising and counseling committee, UOS, 2016 till present.
1. Member of the American Association of Microbiology, 2015 - 2021. 2. Member of French society for electrophoresis and proteomics, 2015 - 2020 3. Member the international scientific association for probiotics and prebiotics,2015 - 2020 4. Member in the international probiotic association,2015 - 2020 5. Member in the Human Proteome Organization, 2015 - 2020 6. Member in the British society for antimicrobial susceptibility 2015 - 2020 7. Editorial board member in the AS Microbiology Journal, 2018 - 2020
1. Targeted Research grant_ Univeristy of Sharjah (188 000 AED), 2018-2021 Project title: Evaluation of the antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori : a class 1 carcinogen for a better prevention of gastric cancer in United Arab Emirates 2. Research competitive grant_ Univeristy of Sharjah (80 000 AED), 2016. Project title: Molecular and Cellular impact of probiotics on gastric ulcer. 3. Research seed grant_ Univeristy of Sharjah (39 000 AED), 2016. Project title: H. pylori infection in UAE: Prevalence and risk factors. 4. Boehringer Ingelheim / University of Sharjah research grant (11 000 AED), 2016. Project title : Prevalence and relationship between H. pylori infection and diabetes in the United Arab Emirates population 5. Evaluation of a standardized method of protein purification and identification after discovery by MS. Bio-Rad Laboratories, CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 2008. 6. Proteomic Helicobacter pylori biomarkers discriminative of low-grade gastric MALT lymphoma and duodenal ulcer. Prof. Francis Megraud. Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, France, 2010. 7. Changes in protein expression profiles of the strain TN2GF4 of H. pylori after experimental infection of Mongolian gerbils. Prof. Yoshio YAMAOKA. Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA,2010.
Selected Publications 1. Guerrier L, D’Autreaux B, Atanassov C, Khoder G, Boschetti E. Journal of Proteomics Evaluation of a standardized method of protein purification and identification after discovery by MS, 2008. 2. Khoder G, Yamaoka Y, Fauchère JL, Graham D, Burucoa C, Atanassov C. Journal of Chromatography B. Proteomic Helicobacter pylori biomarkers discriminating between duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer, 2009. 3. Bernarde C, Khoder G, Lehours P, Burucoa C, Fauchère JL, Delchier JC, Mégraud F, Atanassov C.. Journal of Proteomics. Proteomic Helicobacter pylori biomarkers discriminative of low-grade gastric MALT lymphoma and duodenal ulcer, 2009. 4. Hammadi M, Adi M, Jhon R, Khoder G, Karam S. World journal of Gastroenterology. Dysregulation of gastric H,K-ATPase by cigarette smoke extract, 2009. 5. Mass Spectrometry for Microbial Proteomics, Part I, Chapter 1, Changing concepts in the characterization of microbes and the influence of mass spectrometry. Shah, H. N., Chilton, C., Rajakaruna, L., Gaulton, T., Hallas, G., Atanassov, H., Khoder, G., Rakowska, P. D., Cerasoli, E. and Gharbia, S. E. 1st Edition July 2010. John Wiley and sons / United Kingdom. 6. Al-Marzoqee F, Khoder G, Al-Awadhi H, John R., Beg A, Vincze A, Branicki F and Karam S. International journal of oncology. Up-regulation and inhibition of nuclear translocation of Oct4 during multistep gastric carcinogenesis. 2012. 7. Khoder G. International Journal of Pharmacy. Eradication failure of H. pylori is related to the nationality of the UAE residents in Al Ain. 2014. 8. Khoder G, Al Menhali A., Yaseer F, Karam S. Experimental and therapeutic medicine. Potential role of probiotics in gastric ulcer management, 2016. 9. Soliman S, Alnajdy D, El-keblawy A, Mosa K, Khoder G, Noreddin A. Pharmacognosy reviews. Plant`s Natural Products as Alternative Promising Anti-Candida drugs. 2017. 10. Muhammad JS, Eladl MA, Khoder G. Helicobacter pylori-induced DNA Methylation as an Epigenetic Modulator of Gastric Cancer: Recent Outcomes and Future Direction. Pathogens. 2019 11. Khoder G., Muhammad JSP, Mahmoud I, Soliman S, Burucoa S. Pathogens. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and its associated factors among healthy asymptomatic residents in the United Arab Emirates. 2019. 12. Dash N, Khoder G, Nada A, AL Bataineh M. PLoS One. Exploring the Impact of Helicobacter pylori on Gut Microbiome Composition. 2019. 13. Khoder G, Al Yassir F, Al Menhali A, Sugathan S, Karam S. International Journal of Molecular Science. Probiotics Upregulate Trefoil Factors and Downregulate Pepsinogen in the Mouse Stomach. 2019 14. Touil H., Boucherit K., Boucherit-Otmani, Z., Khoder G., Madkour M. and Soliman S. Biomolecules. Optimum Inhibition of Amphotericin-B-Resistant Candida albicans Strain in Single- and Mixed-Species Biofilms by Candida and Non-Candida Terpenoids. 2020. 15. Soliman S, Abouleish M., Khoder G., Khalida B., Husama H., Ameena K., Husseina R., Abou-Hashem M. Journal of Herbal Medicine. The scientific basis of the antibacterial traditional use of Calligonum comosum in UAE. 2020. 16. El-Huneidi W, Bajbouj K, Muhammad JS, Vinod A, Shafarin J, Khoder G., Saleh MA, Taneera J, Abu-Gharbieh E. Pharmaceuticals. Carnosic Acid Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Akt/mTOR Signaling in Human Gastric Cancer Cell Lines. 2021. 17. Harati R, Mabondzo A, Tlili A, Khoder G., Mahfood M, Hamoudi R. Breast Cancer Res Treat. Combinatorial targeting of microRNA-26b and microRNA-101 exerts a synergistic inhibition on cyclooxygenase-2 in brain metastatic triple-negative breast cancer cells. 2021. 18. Al Yassir F, Khoder G.*, Al Menhali A, Sugathan S, Karam S. Biology. Modulation of stem cell progeny by probiotics during regeneration of gastric mucosal erosions. 2021. 19. Khoder G.*, Mina S. Muhammad JSP, Mahmoud I, Burucoa S. Biology. Helicobacter pylori Infection in Tripoli, North Lebanon: Assessment and Risk Factors. 2021. 20. Almehdi AM, Khoder G, Alchakee AS, Alsayyid AT, Sarg NH, Soliman SSM. SARS-CoV-2 spike protein: pathogenesis, vaccines, and potential therapies. Infection. 2021.
Co-Supervision of Ph.D. student, College of Science, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, 2015-2021 Ph.D. project `` Cellular and Molecular Impacts of Probiotics on Gastric Epithelium``.
Award for the best community engagement activities for the year 2014-2015, College of pharmacy, Al Ain University, UAE
Central to my teaching philosophy is my strong belief that teaching should not emphasize spoon feeding or rote memorization. Ideally we should enhance active learning and equip the students with the tools to seek self-education. I emphasize the understanding of concepts and I encourage my students to learn more about the subject matter and to inquire into topics beyond the course syllabus. My first heavy involvement in teaching was in Sep 2010. With such large lecture courses, my main concern was to teach effectively and to stimulate student learning. I realized that control over the large class can be only achieved by the solid understanding of the subject matter being taught and by student motivation which occurs only when they realize that what they are learning is interesting and/or applicable. Moreover, Teaching is an activity that is very closely related to research and the two should not be considered as mutually exclusive. My experience has taught me that students are mostly attentive when lectures are supported by examples from my industrial and research experience. My research has continuously provided me with numerous up-to-date examples that I use in my lectures. Other aspects of my teaching include: providing students with an outline at the beginning of each semester which I closely follow, setting the course objectives in an interesting manner and presenting lectures in a systematic way while adhering to the intended learning outcomes. My lectures always start with a summary of the major points covered in the previous lecture. I use heavily the whiteboard in explaining fundamental concepts and supplement it with visual aids when needed. To summarize, teaching, in my opinion, has three basic elements: a dedicated teacher, intellectually competent and eager to learn students and facilities such as audio-visuals that support the teaching process. As educators, we play an important role in shaping the career and future of students and in building a healthy society.
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