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Dr.Mona Rushdi Abdelhafez Hassuneh Academic RankAssociate Professor

Research Interests:

  • 1. Tumor Immunity 2. Immunomodulation and Immunotoxicity 3. Monoclonal Antibodies


1. The Immunomodulatory effects of two natural small molecules in the animal model of Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Autoimmune Encephalitis (EAE)
Recent publications Atwany, N.Z.; Hashemi, S.-K.; Jayakumar, M.N.; Nagarkatti, M.; Nagarkatti, P.; Hassuneh, M.R. Induction of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells from In Vitro Grown Human Mononuclear Cells by Sparteine Sulfate and Harpagoside. Biology 2020, 9, 211. Zaza R. Jamali, F. Hassuneh, M. Alhattab, Dana and Awidi, Abdullah. 2019. Adipose Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Exhibit A Superior Immune-Modulatory Effect On Mature Dendritic Cells Compared To Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Cytotherapy 21 (5), e11 Jamali, F. Hassuneh, M. Alhattab, Dana, Khwaireh, H. Awidi, Abdullah. 2019. Natural conditioning of mesenchymal stem cells from multiple sclerosis patients enhances their immune-modulating potential. Cytotherapy 21(5): e12, DO - 10.1016/j.jcyt.2019.04.040. Al-Majali, I. S., Al-Oran, S. A., Hassuneh, M. R., Al-Qaralleh, H. N., Rayyan, W. A., Al- Thunibat, et al. (2017). Immunomodulatory effect of Moringa peregrina leaves, ex vivo and in vivo study. Central-European journal of immunology, 42(3), 231-238. Aisheh Ali, Yousef R. Badran, Mona R. Hassuneh, Khaled S.Sanber, Said I. Ismail. (2015). The effect of various interleukins on antibody production by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) immortalized cells. Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy. Jun;34(3):162-8. The Use of Bare or Functionalized Multiple Element Magnetic Nanoparticles in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy. INVENTORS: Khaled Najieb Elshuraydeh, Mona Rushdi Hassuneh, and Hanan Issa Malkawi. Registered Patent # (2847), Ministry of Industry and Trade, Amman, Jordan. Approved Sep., 2014). Mona R. Hassuneh, Mitzi Nagarkatti and Prakash S. Nagarkatti. 2013. The Role of Interleukin (IL)-10 in the Regulation of Tumorigenicity of a T Cell Lymphoma. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 54(4):827-834. Mona R. Hassuneh, Wamidh H. Talib and Maysaa’ A. Albini. 2012. Immunotoxicity Induced by Subtoxic Doses of Paraquat: Implication of Shifting Cytokine Gene Expression Towards TH17 Phenotype. Chemical Research in Toxicology. Oct 15;25(10):211
Through teaching immunology or biomedical basic and applied courses, I always try to accomplish the following: 1) to encourage critical thinking; 2) to imprint lifelong learning skills; 3) to help students apply their acquired knowledge to their personal and future careers and 4) to prepare students to function as highly skilled, competent and confident biotechnologists. This is done via the following teaching and assessment methods: classical lecture formats (power point presentations that include slides and movie clips, that are posted on Blackboard); written term papers and case studies; conducting undergraduate research were students apply learnt techniques to examine one of the forefront questions in the relative field of the course; and to preparing poster/oral presentation to be presented at university or national levels.
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