College / Department

Teaching areas

Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Cell Signaling, General Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Human Biology

Research areas

My research interests are diverse and inter-disciplinary, but I am mostly interested in studying the immunomodulatory and anti-cancer properties of various natural products, spices, herbs and other food additives. I am also interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that link macrophage-driven inflammation to conditions such as heart disease (atherosclerosis), obesity, and cancer. So, my research interests revolve around cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis), macrophage cholesterol


PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Dalhousie University, Canada, 2003-2006
MSc (Microbiology & Immunology), McGill University, Canada, 2000-2003
BSc (Microbiology & Immunology and Biology), Dalhousie University, Canada, 1996-2000

Professional experience

Professor, American University of Sharjah, 2017-current
Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah, 2011-2017
Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, 2007-2011
Instructor, Saint Mary's University & Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada, 2006-2007
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2006-2007