Dr. Mohammed Qaisiya

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Dr. Mohammed Qaisiya

0, Hebron University

Biography

I am Mohammed Qaisiya, a full-time professor at Hebron university-Palestine. I joined the research group of the Italian liver foundation (FIF) and in 2010, I got my M.Sc degree in functional genomics from university of Trieste –Italy. I obtained my PhD in molecular biomedicine at the University of Trieste supporting by a fellowship from AREA Science Park-Italy. I worked for two years as a post-doc fellow performing research activity in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry and cellular signaling
I am passionate for education and research. I have an ability to grow scientifically, handle responsibilities, work independently or as a part of a team, and build positive relationships with colleagues at all levels
I am very interested in basic and applied biomedicine as it is my major field of interests and I would like to continue working in it. I believe that the six years of research experience that I gained give me the proper professional skills to apply them in teaching. I hope to gain more experience in developing a research line, to create in the future my own research line and improving my abilities to propose projects of high scientific quality that leads to society’s benefits

Email
Office No.
A509
Phone
+972 (2) 2220995 ex: 00970-2-2220995 (Ex 362)
Address
Hebron University, P.O.Box: 40, Hebron, West-Bank, Palestine.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF TRIESTE /ITALY PHD 04/2014: MOLECULAR BIOMEDICINE

UNIVERSITY OF TRIESTE/ITALY MSC 10/2011 FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS

UNIVERSITY OF HEBRON/PALESTINE BSC 07/2007 BIOLOGY MAJOR


Academic and Administrative Experience

2014-2016 : Postdoctoral fellow at Italian liver foundation and supervisor of B.Sc thesis in biology and biotechnolgy, and M.Sc thesis in functional genomics at univesity of Trieste

2016 till now: Assistant Professor at Hebron University teaching weekly lectures for the following courses: General biology I and II general biochemistry I and Lab, Biochemistry II, Metabolism, Cell biology and Lab Bioinformatics, molecular biology, human genetics and research in medical sciences


Publications

1 Rossana Rauti, Mohammed Qaisiy, Claudio Tiribelli, Laura Ballerini, Cristina Bellarosa
(2020). Bilirubin disrupts calcium homeostasis in neonatal hippocampal neurons: A newpathway of neurotoxicity.Archive of Toxicolgy Journal. 94, 845-855
2 Qaisiya M, Bellarosa C (2019) Analysis of MRP1 and MRP3 expression profile in liver and spleen of hyperbilirubinemic rodents. Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences). 2019 Vol. 8 : Iss. 1 , Article 1
3 Qaisiya M, Mardešić P, Pastore B, Tiribelli C & Bellarosa C (2017) The activation of autophagy protects neurons and astrocytes against bilirubin induced cytotoxicity. Neurosci.  Lett.661, 96–103.
4 Qaisiya M, Brischetto C, Jašprová J, Vitek L, Tiribelli C & Bellarosa C (2017) Bilirubininduced ER stress contributes to the inflammatory response and apoptosis in neuronal cells. Arch. Toxicol.91, 1847–1858.
5 Qaisiya M, (2017) Bilirubin: An Endogenous Inducer of Nrf2 Pathway and Its Possible Application in Therapy. Journal of Toxicology 1(3).
6 Mohammed Qaisiya, L. Franceschi, A. Iolascon, C. Tiribelli, C. Bellarosa (2016) A Novel Decrease of Mrp3 Protein in Liver of β-Thalassemic Mouse British journal of medicine and medical research 14(10):1-6
7 Qaisiya M, Coda Zabetta CD, Bellarosa C & Tiribelli C (2014) Bilirubin mediated oxidative stress involves antioxidant response activation via Nrf2 pathway. Cell. Signal.26, 512–520.


Research Interests

My research interests and experiences cover a wide range of basic biological research with focuses on the cellular signaling associated with bilirubin neurotoxicity. During my MSc degree in functional genomics, I was involved in the study of the role of ABC transporters in bilirubin metabolism using animal models. I carried out research in the field of bilirubin neurotoxicity and neuroblastoma cancer. I demonstrated that bilirubin disrupts cellular redox state and activates the antioxidant Nrf2/keap1 pathway. Over the past few years, my research focused on the study of inflammatory signalings, ER-stress, autophagy and calcium homeostasis in response to bilirubin toxicity. My current research involves the study of  metabolic disoredrs  with partcicular intrest on cellualr signaling in obesity. 


Research and Academic visits

FEBS bursary to attend the 43rd FEBS congress "Biochemistry forever". Prague- Czech Republic. 7 -12 July 2018
 FEBS bursary to attend the FEBS Congress 2015 “The biochemical basis of life”), BerlinGermany. 4 -9 July 2015
 EMBO bursary to attend the EMBO-EMBL Symposium “Mechanisms of  Neurodegeneration”), Heidelberg-Germany. 13 -17 June 2015:
 FEBS bursary to attend the FEBS Congress 2013 “Mechanisms in Biology”), Saint  Petersburg-Russia. 6 -11 July 2013


Professional Memberships

 Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
 The SOCIETY FOR REDOX BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (SRFBM)


Courses Schedule

# Course No. Course Name Class No. Room Time
1 85221 General Biochemistry 1 a607 (09:50-08:00) Sun,Tue
2 85323 Molecular Biology and Human Genetics 1 a507 (10:50-09:30) Mon,Wed
3 85323 Molecular Biology and Human Genetics 2 a607 (14:20-13:00) Mon,Wed

Scientific Awards

-2007-2009: Selected for FIF research training fellowship (20 months funding grant).

-2011-2013: PhD Fellowship supported by AREA Science Park (3yr funding grant).

- 2014-2016: Postdoctoral fellow at Italian liver Foundation (FIF-Trieste)

-Awarded the 3rd Palestinian Quebec Science Bridge fellowship (PQSB) to visit Laval university-Canada (will be conducted on summer 2022)

-Awarded Erasmus+ international credit mobility to visit University of Siena-Italy 12-18/05/2019

-Awarded ZAMALAH scholarship from Bank of Palestine and Taawonfor three months in the FIF Laboratories. June -August 2018