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Professional Experience

Research Experience: Molecular Biology: Bacterial culture, DNA transformation, DNA manipulation, Gel electrophoresis, DNA gel extraction, In vivo RNA synthesis, Primer design, site direct mutagenesis and PCR. Electrophysiology: ADI power lab, Xenopus oocytes microinjection, Two-electrode voltage-clamp and patch-clamp techniques. Toxin Screening: FLIPR technique, RP-HPLC, MOLTF-MS, Peptide synthesis using E.coli and Venomous Invertebrate Milking. Bioinformatics and Software: Cluster-W, Primer-X, PDB, ENSEMBL and pymol. Teaching Experience: Research assistant: University of Zakho, Iraq, 2008-2011, Lab (Physiology, Microbiology, Invertebrate biology, Histology, Genetic, Entomology and Immunity) University of Nottingham, UK, 2012-2014, Lab (Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Genetic and Animal Kingdom) Lecture: University of Zakho, Iraq, 2015- 2018 (General Zoology, Invertebrate, Environmental Biotechnology and Academic debate, General Biology, Physiological Psychology, Human Antomy)

Membership

2014

International Society on Toxicology (IST)

2014-11-02,current

Member

American Biophysics Society USA

2014-08-06,current

Member

2012

British Pharmacology Society (BPS)

2012-08-01,current

Member

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

2012-04-01,current

Member

Academic Title

2015

Lecture

2015-09-15

Awards

2016

British Pharmacology Society, BPS annual meeting in London

2016-08
2014

Society for Neuroscience, SFN

2014-11
2011

PhD scholarship

2011-04

Evaluation

2015

Bachelor of Science

2015-03-15

Training Course

2018

ENSEMBL bioinformatics course

2018-01-24,2012-02-24
2016

Research training course

2016-08-10,2016-09-10
2015

Training course, solid-phase synthesis

2015-10-04,2015-11-18
2012

Research writing course

2012-05-29,2012-05-31
2010

Workshop

2010-08-01,2018-08-03

Thesis

2015

Ph.D.

2015-03-15

Published Journal Articles

2020

Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq

2020-06
2019

Philanthotoxin Analogues That Selectively Inhibit Ganglionic Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors with Exceptional Potency

2019-06
2018

Insect toxins – selective pharmacological tools and drug/chemical leads

2018-12

Prevalence and Predictors of Tobacco Use Among School Adolescents in Zakho, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

2018-09
2016

Block of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by philanthotoxins is strongly dependent on their subunit composition

2016-11