Faculty & Staff - Department of Physiological Sciences
Ph.D. 1984 University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi, Physiology /Biomedical Engineering
M.Sc. 1980 University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, Civil Engineering
B.Sc. 1978 University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, Civil Engineering
The role of the kidney in hypertension, renal adaptations during pregnancy, renal and cardiovascular functions in diabetic pregnancy, development and maintenance of hypertension in a diet‐induced obesity rat model, role of the immune system in the development and maintenance of hypertension.
Peer‐reviewed articles Yu, T., and A. A. Khraibi. Enalapril treatment restores the decreased proximal tubule reabsorption in response to acute volume expansion in diabetic rats. Life Sciences 83:364-368, 2008.
Ganguly, P., A. A. Khraibi, and B. Juurlink. Medical education in cardiovascular sciences: accommodating a research-driven curriculum. CV Network 9(2):15-17, 2010.
Marta A. Ambrozewicz, A. A. Khraibi, Fatma Simsek-Duran, Sophia C. DeBose, Hind A. Baydoun, and Anca D. Dobrian. Different Natriuretic Responses in Obese and Lean Rats in Response to Nitric Oxide Reduction. Am. J. Hypertension 24, 943-950, 2011. │doi:10.1038/ajh.2011.79.
Justin Rodebaugh, Miroslav Sekulic, William Davies, Stephanie Montgomery, Ali Khraibi, Michael J. Solhaug, and Brian B. Ratliff. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase, nNOS, regulates renal hemodynamics in the postnatal developing piglet. Pediatr. Res. 71, 144-149; 2012. │doi: 10.1038/pr.2011.23. Epub 2011 Dec 21.
Teaching: Undergraduate and graduate courses:
1/1979‐5/1980 Engineering Structures Laboratory Assistant, and Soil Mechanics Laboratory Assistant, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
1/1982‐1/1984 Physiology Laboratory Assistant, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi
4/1987‐3/1996 Renal Physiology (Phys 8859), Sections on "Control of Renal Circulation" and "Control and Renal handling of Sodium", Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
7/1994‐3/1996 Renal Physiology (Phys 8859), Course Director, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
2/2002‐09/2008 Medical Physiology (M1), Renal Physiology Sections on: Introduction to Renal Physiology/Kidney Structure and Function, Renal Blood Flow, Glomerular Filtration Rate, Sodium and Water Excretion, and Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
06‐2008‐09/2008 Graduate students (Ph.D. and Medical Master): Concepts in Cell Biology and Physiology (BIMD 848) sections on the renal tubule (renal section of the course), Eastern Virginia Medical, Norfolk, Virginia
09‐2008‐present Medical Physiology Course (3 semester course), course director and participates in teaching. Alfaisal University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
09‐2008‐present Problem Based Learning (PBL), facilitator, Alfaisal University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
He also completed his residency in Pathology at the same University with subspecializing in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology. He is a winner of "Leica Canada Scientific Award" for 1995, given once a year to a young scientist under 40 years of age for his outstanding scientific contributions in Canada.
Dr. Afzal has published more than 70 scientific papers with particular research interest in cardiovascular sciences, diabetes and obesity in national and international journal including two papers in American Journal of Physiology as first author. Dr. Afzal has served as Dean, Vice-Dean, Chairman basic health sciences, Head of Physiology and Professor of Physiology at various medical schools and offers more than 25 years of teaching experience to medical, dentistry, physiotherapy and nursing students.
Abdul Jabar Rasool
Senior Lecturer of Biochemistry / Physiology
+ 966 11 215 7933
• Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Microbiology, University of Westville, Durban, South Africa, 1982
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiology, University of Westville, Durban, South Africa, 1983
• Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA, 1986
• Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Brighton, UK, 2004
Selected Research Publications
The Summer Pre-Med Program (SPP) for Matriculating Medical Students: A Student-Led Initiative
Ayman M. Awad, Abdulhadi A. AlAmodi, Mohammad A. Shareef, Ammar J. Alsheikh, Asim I. Mahmoud, Asem O. Daghistany, Mohammed M. Hijazi, Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Mohammed S. Shabllout, Mohammed R. Alsadoon, Abduljabar Rasool, Ahmed Yaqinuddin.
• Testing and its effect on student learning and motivation
• Changes in instruction and the influence on student accomplishment
• Using student achievement data to determine instructional effectiveness.
• August 2007 to 2013, Curriculum Assessment Head, AUPP Alfaisal University.
• 2006-2007 Director of IB Programs, Park City School District, Park City, Utah, USA
• 1991-2005 IB Coordinator, Le Bocage International School, Moka, Mauritius
• 1987-1990 Senior Technician, Transplant Research Unit, University of Witwaters and Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. Abdul Ahad Shaikh
Senior Lecturer of Neurophysiology
+ 966 11 2157636
Dr. Abdul Ahad Shaikh is senior lecturer of Neurophysiology in the college of medicine. Dr. Shaikh is medical graduate and received his MBBS degree from Sindh Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He earned his M. Phil. in medical physiology from Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi. Dr. Shaikh has a considerable teaching experience in traditional as well as problem based learning medical physiology curriculum for undergraduate in medical, dental, pharmacy and physical therapy. He has attended many workshops related to medical education, problem based learning (PBL), team based learning (TBL), exercise physiology and sports medicine. He was a core member of the group at Ziauddin Medical University for developing an indigenous PBL curriculum and successfully implementing for the first time in Pakistan. He also helped in developing and teaching exercise physiology for Masters of Physical Therapy course. At King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh Saudi Arabia he taught medical physiology adopting the University of Sydney curriculum for three years. At University of Sharjah he taught medical physiology to medical, dental and pharmacy students adopting Monash University curriculum for five years. He has presented couple of papers in international medical education and sports science conferences. He has interest in physiology and medical education research has applied for grants and pursuing it.
Fahmi Mousa Ali Abu-Owaimer, Laboratory Specialist
Tel: + 966 11 2157662