Senior Lecturer Interprofessional Health Studies
Phone: 09 9219999 ext.7314
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City
Mail No. A-25
Private Bag 92006
I have been working for 20 years in the field of Medical and Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Teaching, Practicing and Publishing international scientific papers). I have been the Principal Investigator of a Hepatocellular Carcinoma project. I was a member of a scientific team at the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University, where I work as a professor, we carried out several projects conducting research and publishing papers in distinguished specialized international journals. I moved to NZ in Dec 2013 (skilled migrant category), during 2014 I started undertaking a postgraduate certificate in health professional education from AUT; completed in 2015. In July 2015 I was appointed to a senior lecturer position at AUT University.
My research interest has been directed to treat one of the most widespread diseases; diabetes mellitus, as well as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide; hepatocellular carcinoma, using natural compounds as Curcumin or regenerative treatment with stem cells. A disadvantage of Curcumin is that it is hard for the body to absorb, and it is rapidly cleared from the body. Generation of a “super curcumin” by increasing its bioavailability through making it more water soluble is the approach that was used in my research to test bringing this promising natural compound to the forefront of therapeutics of diabetes. The possible molecular mechanism of action of the antidiabetic effect of curcumin was also investigated.
My research also investigated the possible effect of Stem Cells on some signalling pathways in cancer and the results suggested that they modulate key signalling pathways and could be considered as a therapeutic target in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Our results were sought by specialized organizations.
Medical Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Human anatomy and physiology
Medical Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Nutraceuticals and Stem cell research.