Department head's message

The department has a North American student-centric vision organized around strong foundations in science and training that prepares students for today’s job market and graduate study.
James E. Gannon, PhD

From the faculty and staff, we welcome you to the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at American University of Sharjah, one of the leading universities in the Middle East.

The department has a North American student-centric vision organized around strong foundations in science and training that prepares students for today’s job market and graduate study. We work hard to provide a highly diverse and nourishing environment that promotes learning. Mentored by 15 highly trained faculty members, 14 lab instructors and lab specialists, undergraduate students can pursue basic and applied research in many areas of biology, chemistry/biochemistry, and environmental science. The department faculty and their students work with local industry and government agencies on projects of regional interest providing students with the hands-on training needed to be successful when they graduate. Our extensive and modern facilities are available to students in structured laboratory as well as independent research settings. Faculty members in the department publish in and serve as editors of major scientific journals and often, students are co-authors on peer-reviewed scientific articles. Many faculty continually earn recognition in their areas of expertise. Thank you for visiting our website and, if you choose to join us, we promise to do our best to ensure your success.

Sincerely,

James E. Gannon, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Head of Department

News

AUS holds 17th UAE Math Open Day

More than 120 academics and advanced level students came together to discuss the latest research and advances made in the diverse areas of mathematics and its...
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Hundreds of school students celebrate field of mathematics at AUS MathFest 2019

More than 600 students from schools all across the United Arab Emirates participated in the AUS MathFest 2019 held today, Thursday March 14 at American...
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AUS participates at applied linguistics and language conference

American University of Sharjah (AUS) participated in the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching (ALLT) International Conference and Exhibition held at the...
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AUS showcases new STEM projects at Think Science Fair in Sharjah

American University of Sharjah (AUS) welcomed hundreds of students and teachers from across Sharjah at its booth at the Think Science Fair at the Sharjah...
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AUS professor co-author of the new Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning

Dr. Alessandro Benati, Professor and Head of the American University of Sharjah Department of English , is the co-author with John Schwieter of forthcoming The...
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Events

28
Nov

Conference on Writing for STEM

Lecture Hall B, Main Building
November 28, 2019
08:00 - 17:00
By Registration
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28
Nov

Conference on Writing for STEM

Lecture Hall B, Main Building
November 28, 2019
08:00 - 17:00
By Registration
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05
May

Khitamuha Misk

Main Auditorium, Main Building
May 5, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
25 AED (AUS ID) | 50 AED General Admission and at the entrance
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05
May

Khitamuha Misk

Main Auditorium, Main Building
May 5, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
25 AED (AUS ID) | 50 AED General Admission and at the entrance
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30
Apr

Soirée Musicale

Arts Building
April 30, 2019
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: 25 AED AUS ID | 50 AED General Admission
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30
Apr

Soirée Musicale

Arts Building
April 30, 2019
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: 25 AED AUS ID | 50 AED General Admission
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College of Arts and Sciences

Muneera Fayyad

The solid education and research experience I have gained during my studies at AUS made me a competitive candidate for graduate studies immediately after graduation. The fact that professors at AUS are highly qualified, very approachable and always willing to push students to their fullest potential makes a big difference to the student experience in this department. I believe my time at AUS has formed a major part of my academic journey and allowed me to discover my passion for biomedical research. Soon after graduating, I  completed my master's degree in biological and biomedical sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases, at the same university.

College of Arts and Sciences

Erika Aguzzi

The years we attend university are integral for our development as adults and professionals in our field of choice. American University of Sharjah provides a diverse and complete syllabus for the sciences, exposing students to different areas and allowing them to discover what their specific interests are. Overall, being a biology student at AUS demands hard work and dedication. This academic experience ultimately prepared me for my master's degree in integrative neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, as well as for currently pursuing a PhD in Neurology at University College of London.

College of Arts and Sciences

Aya Abdalla

Graduate Research Assistant, University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science at AUS provided me with an excellent opportunity to study multiple disciplines of chemistry in a setting that encouraged undergraduate research. As an undergraduate, the curriculum and facilities helped prepare me to pursue a graduate degree and put me on equal ground with students from top universities around the world.  The professors always went the extra mile for their dedication to make sure students received the best education and hands-on experience possible.

College of Arts and Sciences

Rabab Al Araji

AUS challenged me and definitely helped prepare me for graduate school in the United States. The events and field trips conducted by the professors were memorable and turned our cohort into close friends.

Bachelor of Science in Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

Solmaz Karimi

When I was looking at potential schools for my Doctor of Pharmacy degree, I looked for the kinds of students that graduated from the school rather than the kind that the school took in. When I measure success in an institution or program, I look at the impact the graduates of that school have on society. I’m very proud to say that American University of Sharjah has one of the most impactful class of graduates in the region each year. Furthermore, the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at AUS tailors education to meet the needs of all students regardless of their academic background and creates competitive candidates for graduate schools as well as industry.