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Dr.Ghalia Abdul Khader Khoder Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

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

Research Interests:

  • Microbiology (Helicobacter pylori and Probiotics), Proteomics (SELDI-TOF-MS, ProteinChip technology), Stem cell (Gastric stem cell), and Gastric disorders (Peptic ulcer, Gastric cancer and MALT lymphoma).

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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
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.
Proteomic biomarkers of Helicobacter pylori predictive of gastric cancer. Proteomic Helicobacter pylori biomarkers discriminative of low-grade gastric MALT lymphoma and duodenal ulcer. Potential role of probiotics in the management of gastric ulcer.
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. 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. Hammadi M, Adi M, Jhoon R, Khoder G, Karam S. World journal of Gastroenterology. Dysregulation of gastric H,K-ATPase by cigarette smoke extract, 2009. 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. 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. Khoder G. International Journal of Pharmacy. Eradication failure of H. pylori is related to the nationality of the UAE in Al Ain.2014. 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.
Co-Supervision of one PhD thesis in the college of Science, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon and faculty of Medicine and health Sciences, UAE university, Al Ain, 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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