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Education

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY "Biochemical Interactions Between the Gut Microbiome and Host in Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes"

2017

MSc. of Veterinary Pathology (Fish diseases)

2008

BVMS "BSc. of Veterinary Medicine (Medicine and surgery)"

2004

Professional Experience

My main interests are in the Biomedical Sciences and I have experience in diagnostic and molecular microbiology as well as clinical biochemistry using a range of tissue types and samples. I have extensive knowledge in investigating the role of changes in gut bacterial communities (microbiome) in faecal samples from both rodent models and humans with obesity and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This has included examing effects of Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery on changes to the gut microbiome and metabolic homeostasis prior to and following weight loss in patients with obesity and T2DM. The biochemical parameters in these patients were also measured to determine the relationships with bacterial community structure. These biochemical parameters include glucose, lipid profiles, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), bile acids (BAs), metabolic hormones and pro-inflammatory cytokine. I have also used molecular techniques and next generation sequencing to look at microbiota in humans and rodents. I have also continued research with fish to assess genes expression associated with behaviour and changes of behavior due to exposure to an environmental oestrogen. I am interested in developing and pursuing my career in academia and research within the Biosciences.

Academic Title

2012

Lecturer

2012-10-07
2008

Assistant Lecturer

2008-10-18

Training Course

2017

Metagenomics Workshop Programm

2017-04-04,2021-08-04
2014

Introduction to Microbiota

2014-09-03,2014-09-03
2008

Molecular Diagnostic Tolls

2008-04-30,2008-05-04

Thesis

2017

Biochemical Interactions Between the Gut Microbiome and Host in Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes.

2017-04-17
2008

Pathological study of common carp (cyprinus carpio) fish infected with Aeromonas hydrophila

2008-10-18

Published Journal Articles

2021

Effect of a TSPO ligand on retinal pigment epithelial cholesterol homeostasis in high-fat fed mice, implication for age-related macular degeneration

2021-05

Transcriptome-wide changes associated with the reproductive behaviour of male guppies exposed to 17α-ethinyl estradiol☆

2021-02

Characterisation of gut microbiota of obesity and type 2 diabetes in a rodent model

2021-01
2020

Etifoxine reverses weight gain and alters the colonic bacterial community in a mouse model of obesity

2020-10
2013

Identification of Escherichia coli O157 in sheep and goats using PCR technique.

2013-12

Detection of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia Coli O157 in Sheep and Goats Using Fluorogenic and Chromogenic Culture Media.

2013-09

Isolation of Salmonella from slaughtered animals and sewage at Zakho abattoir, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

2013-07
2012

Determination of Some Chemical Constituents in Muscle of Different Fish Species from Tigris River in North of Iraq

2012-02
2011

Isolation and pathological study of Branchiomycosis from the commercial pond of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fish, in Governorate of Duhok/Iraq

2011-06
2010

Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from kidneys and livers tissue of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fish.

2010-10

Conference

2016

The European Society of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ESCPB), Barcelona, Spain.

2016-09
2015

Analysis of the Gut Microbiome in a Rat Model of Diabetes. SGM

2015-03

Analysis of the Gut Microbiome in a Rat Model of Diabetes. Brighter Futures for Life Sciences

2015-03
2014

Microbiome Analysis in a Rat Model of Obesity & Diabetes

2014-09

Presentation

2014

Microbiome Analysis in a Rat Model of Obesity & Diabetes

2014-09