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Tareq Al-Maqtari

Assistant Professor

Name:             Tareq Al-Maqtari

Nationality:     Yemeni

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

2012-2015       Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology (GPA = 3.94/4)

University of Louisville, KY, USA

Dissertation Title “Promoting differentiation and survival of human

c-kit+ cardiac progenitor cells ex vivo”.

 

2010-2012      MSc. In Pharmacology & Toxicology (GPA = 3.93/4)

University of Louisville, KY, USA

Thesis “Therapeutic approaches in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease:

A focus on stem cell-based therapies”

 

1997-2002      BSc. in Pharmacy (Rating = distinction)

Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria

Graduation project “Components of the immune system”

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Jan 2022 – now

                       Pharmacology/Toxicology Instructor

                       Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences

                        College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

                        South Dakota State University (SDSU), USA

  • Taught pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system (ANS review, adrenergic pharmacology and cholinergic pharmacology) to P1 pharmacy students.
  • Taught cancer pharmacology with emphasis on angiogenesis inhibitors, targeted therapy, antibodies, and gonadal hormones and their antagonists to P2 pharmacy students.
  • Taught toxicology (covering cardiovascular, CNS and opioid drug overdosing, drugs of abuse, metals) to 2nd year P2 pharmacy students.
  • Actively participated in seminars and other scientific activities of the department.

 

 

Oct 2020 – Sep 2021

                      Head of Pharmacology/Toxicology Department

                      Dept. of Pharmacology

                        School of Pharmacy

                        International University or Science and Technology (IUST), Syria

 

  • Headed bi-weekly departmental meetings to ensure optimal performance of all departmental activities.
  • Supervised practical courses within the department including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.
  • Lectured pharmacology III classes. I taught 4th-year “pharmacy” students several pharmacology topics including cardiovascular, blood and endocrine pharmacology.
  • Supervised several graduation projects.

 

Oct 2019 – Sep 2020

                      Assist. Professor of Pharmacology

                      Dept. of Pharmacology

                        School of Pharmacy

                        International University or Science and Technology (IUST), Syria

  • Lecturer of pharmacology I and III classes. I taught 3rd- and 4th-year “pharmacy” students several pharmacology topics including autonomic nervous system, CNS, cardiovascular, antibiotics and blood pharmacology.
  • Supervisor for several graduation projects.

 

Sep 2015 – Aug 2019

                      Assist. Professor of Pharmacology

                      Dept. of Pharmacology

                        School of Pharmacy

                        Sana’a University, Yemen

  • Course director and the main lecturer of all pharmacology courses. I taught 3rd– and 4th-year “pharmacy” students all pharmacology topics including principles of pharmacology (e.g. mechanisms of drug action, drug pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics), CNS, cardiovascular, endocrine, and chemotherapeutic pharmacology.

 

Jan 2018 – Aug 2019

                      Part-Time Pharmacology Lecturer

                      School of Clinical Pharmacy

                      Emirates University, Sana’a, Yemen

  • Part-Time Lecturer of all pharmacology courses to junior and senior “Clinical Pharmacy” students. Taught courses include Pharmacology I Pharmacology II and Pharmacology III, covering almost all topics of pharmacology.

 

Jan 2016 – Aug 2019

                      Part-Time Pharmacology Lecturer

                      School of Clinical Pharmacy

                      Lebanese International University (LIU), Sana’a, Yemen

  • Part-Time Lecturer of all pharmacology courses to junior and senior “Clinical Pharmacy” students. Taught courses include Pharmacology I (PHAR 505), Pharmacology II (PHAR 555) and Pharmacology III (PHAR 575), covering almost all topics of pharmacology.

 

Sep 2015 – Aug 2019

                      Part-Time Lecturer of Pharmacology

                      Dept of Pharmacy

                      Al-Wataneya University, Sana’a, Yemen

  • Part-Time Lecturer of pharmacology to junior and senior students of pharmacy. Taught Courses include Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, Pharmacology III and Pharmacology IV, covering almost all topics of pharmacology.

 

Mar 2016 – Aug 2019

                      Part-Time Pharmacology Lecturer

                      Dept of Pharmacy

                      Al-Hikma University, Sana’a, Yemen

  • Part-Time Lecturer of pharmacology to junior and senior students of pharmacy. Taught Courses covering several topics include Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, Pharmacology III and Pharmacology IV.

 

Dec 2015

                      Pharmacology Lecturer

                      College of Pharmacy

                      University of Science & Technology, Hudeida, Yemen

  • Taught an extensive course of CNS Pharmacology covering Anxiolytics, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Antiepileptics, and Antiparkinsonian Drugs.

 

Jan 2006-May 2010
Pharmacology Lecturer (hourly basis)

                        Several medical universities and community colleges including:

  • The National University (Al-Wataneya), Sana’a, Yemen
  • Al-Rowad College, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Higher Institute for Pharmacy, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Al-Alamia Institute for Medical Training, Sana’a, Yemen
  • International Medical Institute for Health Science, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Al-Wihda Institute and College, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Al-Jazeera Medical Institute, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Ibn Seena Medical Institute, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Al-Razi Medical Institute, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Ibn Hayyan Pharmacy, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Al-Qabas Medical Institute, Sana’a, Yemen
  • Almojtama College, Sana’a, Yemen

 

  • Taught junior and senior “pharmacy” students several pharmacology courses covering Principles of Pharmacology (e.g. mechanisms of drug action, drug pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics).
  • Taught “pharmacology” of agents involved in cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, gastrointestinal systems.
  • Taught “Pharmacology” of chemotherapeutics including antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals and anti-cancer agents.
  • Taught “phytochemistry” classes covering active ingredients of medicinal plants such as alkaloids, terpinoids, flavonoids, tannins and cardiac glycosides.
  • Taught “Medical Terminology” class for over 500 1st-year pharmacy students.

 

Nov 2005 – May 2010

                        Teaching Assistant (Demonstrator)

                        Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, School of Medicine

                        University of Sana’a, Yemen

                       

  • Taught and supervised the curriculum of “applied Pharmacognosy” lab sessions for ~150 3rd-year Pharmacy students for 4 consecutive years. The sessions focused on microscopic analysis of miscellaneous medicinal plant parts.
  • Taught and supervised the curriculum of “Practical Phytochemistry” lab sessions for ~120 4th-year junior Pharmacy students for 4 consecutive years. The lab sessions were focused on isolation, separation and detection of active ingredients of medicinal plants.
  • Assisted professors of the department in experimenting and characterizing medicinal plants.

 

 

RESEARCH TRAINING

 

Aug 2012 – June 2015

                        Graduate Research Assistant (PhD level)

                        Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Medicine

                        University of Louisville, USA

                        (Mentor: Dr. Kyung Hong)

 

  • Genetically engineered human cardiac stem cells (hCSCs) to promote their regenerative potential in heart repair following myocardial infarction.
  • Introduced cardiogenic transcription factors’ genes (Gata4, NKX2.5, MEF2C, TBX5, BAF60C) into hCSCs using lentivirus systems to facilitate the differentiation of hCSCs into cardiomyocytes in vitro.
  • Overexpressed prosurvival protein genes (telomerase & Nrf2) into hCSCs to enhance the survival of hCSCs under oxidative stress conditions.
  • Investigated the role of epigenetic modulators such as the histone deacetylase inhibitor “trichostatin A” and the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor “5-azacytidine” in driving the differentiation of hCSCs.
  • Designed protocols for cell culture, mRNA and protein profiling.
  • Troubleshot and solved issues related to laboratory procedures & experiments.
  • Worked in a team and communicated effectively with lab members & collaborators.
  • Critically reviewed other lab members’ work.

Aug 2010 – May 2012

                        Graduate Student (MSc level)

                        Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Medicine

                        University of Louisville, USA

                        (Mentor: Dr. Uma Sankar)

 

  • Investigated through a systematic library-based research the therapeutic options available for Parkinson’s disease patients. These treatments included the use of pharmacological agents, soluble growth factors, and surgical interventions. The use of of stem cells (SCs) including embryonic SCs, induced pluripotent SCs, neural SCs and mesenchymal SCs in treating the disease was also investigated.

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Apr 2022        Nominated by P1 students as “the teacher of the year”, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA

June 2021     Received “Scientist Rescue Fund” scholarship, Institute of Intl Education, New York, USA

Apr 2014        2nd Best Poster Presentation at University of Louisville 6th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Louisville, KY, USA

Oct 2013        “BCVS Abstract Travel Grant” award to the American Heart Association (AHA) 2013 Scientific Sessions, Dallas, TX, USA

Aug 2013       International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences Biomedical Award for cardiovascular students and fellows, Winnipeg, Canada

Aug 2013       Grant Pierce Biomedical Award recipient for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, Univ. of Louisville, KY, USA

2012-2013      Integrated Programs in the Biomedical Sciences (IPIBS) Fellowship, Univ. of Louisville, KY, USA

June 2012      Graduate School Citation for Academic Excellence, Univ. of Louisville, KY, USA

May 2012       Top cumulative GPA in classes in the MSc program (GPA = 3.94/4), Univ. of Louisville, KY, USA

Aug 2011       Spotlight Student of the Month, Univ. of Louisville, KY, USA

2010-2012      Fulbright MSc Scholarship Grantee to Univ. of Louisville in the USA, Funded by the USA government (USA department of State)

Sep 2002       Second Best Cumulative GPA at College Graduation (rating: Distinction), College of Pharmacy, Aleppo Univ., Syria

Aug 1998       Al-Basel Certificate for Academic Superiority for 2nd-Year Students, Aleppo Univ., Syria

Aug 1997       Al-Basel Certificate for Academic Superiority for 1st-Year Students, Aleppo

Univ., Syria

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Protein and DNA electrophoresis, cell culture, cytotoxicity assays, ROS assay, immunostaining, cell transfection, gene cloning, real time PCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and lentivirus transduction.

 

  • In Vivo
    Animal myocardial infarction models

 

  • Pharmacognosy

Harvesting and powdering medicinal parts of plants and analyzing the powders under the microscope.

 

  • Phytochemistry

Extraction techniques for active ingredients of medicinal plants, Chromatography-based methods in isolating active ingredients and chemical methods for identification.

 

  • Pharmaceutics

Designing and quality control tests for most pharmaceutical preparations such as syrups, elixirs, sugar- and film-coated tablets, capsules, suppositories, emulsions, suspensions, creams, ointments, effervescent tablets and granules.

 

  • Analytical Chemistry

Acid-base titrations, Redox titration, PH indicators, Spectroscopy, HPLC, liquid and gas chromatography.

 

  • Biochemistry

Collecting blood samples from humans, determining glucose, cholesterol and lipids levels.

 

 

NON-ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

 

2009-2010      Facility and Curriculum Inspector

Department of Technical and Health Education, Sana’a, Yemen   

 

  • Responsible for Inspecting facilities’ infrastructure of medical, dental, medical assistant education centers, including classrooms, libraries and laboratories.
  • Reviewed the didactic curriculum and the staff qualifications of medical education centers throughout the country.
  • Wrote and submitted thorough analytic reports evaluating the inspected institutions to the Department of Technical and Health Education.
  • Co-approved licensing of newly constructed medical education centers in Yemen.

 

2002-2006      Medical Representative in Sana’a, Yemen

Lundbeck Pharma, Copenhagen, Denmark   

 

  • Raised product awareness through one-on-one and group meetings with physicians in hospitals, medical centers and private clinics in Yemen.
  • Promoted the company’s sales in drug stores and hospitals by supervising purchases and distributing products brochures.
  • Participated actively in organizing introductory seminars for the company’s newly marketed drugs.
  • Supervised company’s sales to big hospitals and drug stores throughout the country.
  • Managed financial issues regarding stipends, allowances, and other costs.
  • Aided efficiently in registering and introducing new products to the market.
  • Carried on business correspondence between the pharmaceutical company’s headquarters in Copenhagen (Denmark) and the importing agent in Sana’a (Yemen).

 

1996 & 2000-2001     Pharmacist

Ibn-Hayyan Pharmacy, Sana’a, Yemen (summers of 2000 & 2001)

Al-Sabeen Pharmacy, Sana’a, Yemen (1996)

                      

  • Prescribed over the counter (OTC) drugs.
  • Dispensed prescribed medications.
  • Explained the dosage and administration instructions to patients.
  • Made sure drugs and doses in prescriptions are correct and optimal for patients.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATIONS

 

2014-date      Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, USA

2014-date      Kentucky Physiology Society, USA

2013-date      American Society of Toxicology (SOT), USA

2013-date      Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology (OVOST), USA

2013-date      American Heart Association (AHA), USA

2012-date      Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS), USA

2003-date      Yemeni Syndicate for Doctors and Pharmacist, USA

 

 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS

 

Mar 2012        Investigator Training Program Workshop (conducting clinical trials), KY, USA

Jan 2012        Designing & Presenting Research Posters, KY, USA

Nov 2011       Writing a Literature Review, KY, USA

Oct 2011        Grant application, KY, USA

Oct 2011        Effective Research Presentation Skills, KY, USA

 

 

ABSTRACTS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Sole Lecturer of the 1-week Intensive “Drug-drug Interactions and Calculating Drug Doses” Course that covered basic concepts of drug-drug and drug-food interactions and how to overcome them. It also covered how doses are calculated and administered to patients. Over 140 trainees attended the course. Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Nov. 2021)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Sole Lecturer of the 2-week Intensive “Neuro-Pharmacology for Medical Professions” Course that covered drugs used in treating central nervous system diseases such as sedative-hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, Drugs for Parkinson’s disease, and anti-epileptic drugs. Over 150 trainees attended the course. Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Nov. 2021)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Principal Lecturer of the 1-week Intensive “Dental Pharmacology: from A to Z” Course that covered drugs used in dentistry, and was attended by ~100 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Oct. 2021)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Principal Lecturer of the 1-week Intensive “Analgesics Pharmacology: from A to Z” Course that covered Pharmacology of Simple Analgesics, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs, and Opioids, and was attended by ~100 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Oct. 2021)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Principal Lecturer of the 3-week Intensive Medical Pharmacology Course that covered “Pharmacology of Sex Hormones, Contraceptives, Antidiabetic drugs, and Antibiotics” offered to ~220 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Sep. 2021

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Lecturer of the 1-day intensive “Pharmacology of Diabetes Mellitus: Old and New Targets” course offered to all interested pharmacists in Damascus and was attended by 80 trainees, Syndicate of Syrian Pharmacists, Damascus, Syria. (Oral Presentation; January 2020)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief lecturer of the 3-day intensive “Drugs Used in Dentistry” course offered to all interested dentists and covered the following topics related to dentistry (“Analgesics”, “Local anesthetics”, “Emergency drugs” and “Antibiotics”) and were attended by 100 trainees, Science and Technology university and hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Aug 2019)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief lecturer and trainer of the intensive 2-week “Taiz Medical Summer” program. The courses were offered to all interested pharmacists and doctors in Taiz and covered the following topics (“Analgesics”, “Sex hormones and acne treatment”, and “Antibiotics”) and were attended by 170 trainees, Al-Wataneya Institute, Taiz, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Aug 2019)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief lecturer intensive 2-week intensive “Pharmacology” course. The courses were offered to all interested pharmacists and doctors and included 22 lectures (33 hours) covering selected topics (“Cardiovascular pharmacology”, “GIT Pharmacology”, “Anti-diabetic drugs” and “Asthma Pharmacology”) and were attended by ~150 trainees, Science and Technology university and hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; July 2019)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief lecturer 2-week “Sana’a Medical Summer” program. The courses were offered to all interested pharmacists and doctors and covered the following topics (“Analgesics from A to Z”, “females sex hormones and contraceptives”, and “Antibiotics”) and were attended by 205 trainees, Azal University, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; June 2019)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Speaker of the lecture titled “Clinical Pharmacy for Pediatrics”, Pediatrics Conference 2, organized by “Child and other care Yemeni Organization”, Taj Sheba Hotel, Sana’a (Yemen). (Oral lecture; Jan 22, 2019)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Dental Pharmacology Intensive course” attended by ~200 dentists, Al-Kuwait Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Nov. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Pediatric Pharmacology and Posology” intensive course attended by ~150 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Nov. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Enhancers” scientific day attended by ~160 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Sep. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Acne, Sexual Hormones and Contraceptives” course attended by ~140 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Sep. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the 2nd “Intensive Pharmacology 1 Course”, attended by ~120 trainees, University of Science and Technology Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; June. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the 1st “Intensive Pharmacology 2 Course”, attended by ~200 trainees, University of Science and Technology Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; May. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Diabetes Mellitus” extensive course, attended by ~100 trainees, University of Science and Technology Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Apr. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Antibiotics” Extensive course attended by ~120 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; March. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. Chief Lecturer of the “Acne, Sexual Hormones and Contraceptives” course attended by ~140 trainees, Yemeni German Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; Sep. 2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “When you reach the Fork in the Pharmacy Road”. Hosted by the Yemeni Pharmacy Association. Hospital of Science and Technology, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; 2017)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Clinical Pharmacy: The Missing Piece”. Fulbright Student Alumni Regional Conference “Contemporary Health Issues”. Hosted by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt. Conrad Hotel, Cairo, Egypt. (Oral Presentation; 20-22 Feb, 2017)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “A Perspective of a Pharmacologist Looking at Clinical Pharmacy in the Arab World”. Fourth International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. The International Lebanese University LIU, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oral Presentation; 2016)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Book M, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Enhancing the Regenerative Potential of Human Cardiac Stem Cells: An Effort to Promote Cell-Based Heart Repair”. Fall Graduate Research Symposium, Univ. of Louisville, KY, USA (Oral presentation; 2014)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Book M, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Solving the Dilemma of Limited Differentiation of c-kit+ Human Cardiac Stem Cells Used in Heart Repair”. Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology Meeting, Dayton, OH, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U.Facilitating Differentiation of Human c-kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells ex vivo to Enhance their Therapeutic Potential in vivo”. University of Louisville Neuroscience Day, Louisville, KY, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Differentiating Human c-kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells ex vivo to Promote their Regenerative Potential”. University of Louisville 6th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Louisville, KY, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Gata4 Overexpression Facilitates Differentiation of Human Cardiac Stem Cells”. Second Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiology Society, Louisville, KY, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Book M.J, Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Cao P, Guru Y, Bolli R, Hong K.U. (2014) “Identification and isolation of Cardiac Cells Expressing Telomerase”. Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Vajravelu B, Al-Maqtari T, Moktar A, Cao P, Vu D, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Stem Cell Factor-Mediated Activation of c-kit Promotes Survival and Migration of Cardiac Stem Cells”. Second Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiology Society, Louisville, KY, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Book M, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Gata4 Overexpression to Solve the Dilemma of Limited Differentiation of Human c-kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells Used in Heart Repair”. Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. (2014)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Hong K.U, Bolli R. “Transcription Factor-Induced Activation of Cardiac Gene Expression in c-kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells”. American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, Dallas, Texas, USA. (2013).

 

  1. Vajravelu B, Al-Maqtari T, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “C-Kit Promotes Survival, Growth and Migration of Human Cardiac Stem Cells”. Research Louisville for Basic Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. (2013)

 

  1. Vajravelu B, Al-Maqtari T, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Role of c-kit in Human Cardiac Stem Cells”. Fifth University of Louisville Biochemistry and Biological Sciences Colloquium, Louisville, KY, USA. (2013)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. Directing Differentiation of Cardiac Stem Cells by Transcription Factors. Louisville Cardiovascular Forum for Promoting Centers of Excellence and Young Investigators, Louisville, KY, USA (Oral Presentation; 2013).
  2. Hong K.U, Al-Maqtari T, Moktar A, Vajravelu B, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R. “Directed Differentiation of c-kit+ Human Cardiac Stem Cells in vitro”. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (2013)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Hong K.U. “Gata4 Overexpression Directs the Differentiation of Cardiac Stem Cells into Multiple Cardiac Cell Types”. Summer student meeting, Ohio Valley Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (OVSOT), Mason, Ohio, USA (Oral Presentation; 2013).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS & BOOKS:

  1. Journal Articles
  2. Al-Maqtari T. “Effect of Argemone Ochroleuca Latex on Bacteria that Delay Healing of Superficial Wounds in Comparison to Ceftriaxone”. To be submitted.

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T and Muharram B. “The Synergistic Effect of Locally Produced Garlic with Vancomycin against Selected Bacteria in vitro”. To be submitted.

 

  1. Alhaj Wahibah, Muharram B, Al-Maqtari T, Al-Mahbashi Hassan, Al-Doaiss A. “The Potential of Jatropha Variegate Fruits as a Natural Contraceptive: Anti-fertility Activity and Phytochemical Analysis”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2022, Article ID 1365526, (Feb21 , 2022).

https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/1365526

 

  1. Vajravelu B, Al-Maqtari T. “c-kit the Novel Receptor: Physiological Roles, Downstream Signaling and implications in Cancer”. Journal of Clinical Medical Research. 2021;2(3) :1-36 (Oct 25, 2021)

http://dx.doi.org/10.46889/JCMR.2021.2304

 

  1. Muharram B, Al-Mahbashi H, Al-Maqtari T, Ali R, Al-Doaiss A. “Aloe Irafensis an Endemic Plant of Yemen: Phytochemical Screening, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, and Wound Healing Activities”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research; vol. 14, no. 10, Oct. 2021, pp. 88-94, (Oct 2021).

https://doi.org/10.22159/ajpcr.2021.v14i10.41832

 

  1. Al-Mahbashi H, Moharram B, Al-Maqtari T. “Phytochemical, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antipyretic and Acute Toxicity of Psiadia Punctulata Growing in Yemen”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; 5(5):61-66 (Nov 15, 2020).

 

  1. Muharram B, Al-Maqtari T, Al-Doaiss A, Dhabali A. “Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Wound Healing Potential of Jatropha vareigata – An Interesting Plant Endemic to Yemen”. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 23:XX-XX,2020 (Sep, 2020).

https://scialert.net/abstract/amp.php?doi=pjbs.0000.102642.102642

 

  1. Al-Mahbashi H, Asfoura S, Obri S, Al-Maqtari T, Abudunia A. “Level of Lead in the Blood Among Fuel Station Employees and its Relationship to Impaired Liver and Kidney Functions in Damascus; Syria: Occupational Exposure to Lead”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2020; 5(2):10-15 (May 15, 2020).

https://www.ujpr.org/index.php/journal/article/view/382

 

  1. El-Shaibany A, Al-Habori M, Al-Maqtari T, Al-Mahbashi H. “The Yemeni Brown Algae Dictyota Dichotoma Exhibit High in Vitro Anticancer Activity Independent of its Antioxidant Capability”. Biomed Research International (Feb 17, 2020)

https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/2425693

 

  1. Muharram B, Al-Mahbashi H, Al-Maqtari T, Ali R, Al-Doaiss A. “Phytochemical, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, and Wound Healing Properties of Aloe Inermis Latex Extract Obtained from Yemen”. Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, volume 5, issue 6, pages 1191-1201 (Aug 4, 2019; 5(6): 1191-1201).

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336677127

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T, Hong K.U, Vajravelu B, Moktar A, Cao P, Moore J, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R. “Transcription Factor-Induced Activation of Cardiac Gene Expression in Human c-Kit+ Cardiac Progenitor Cells”. PLoS ONE (Mar 29, 2017).

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174242

 

  1. Vajravelu B, Hong K.U, Al-Maqtari T, Cao P, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R. “c-Kit Promotes Cardiac Stem Cell Survival and Migration via the PI3K and the MAPK Pathways”. PLoS One. (oct 16, 2015)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4608800

 

  1. Hong K.U, Guo Y, Li Q, Cao P, Al-Maqtari T, Vajravelu B, Du J, Book M, Zhu X, Nong Y, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R. “c-kit+ Cardiac Stem Cells Alleviate Post-Myocardial Infarction Left Ventricular Dysfunction Despite Poor Engraftment and Negligible Retention in the Recipient Heart”. PLoS One. 9:e96725. (May 7, 2014)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24806457

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T and Sankar U. “Approaches in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: A Review of the Main Approaches in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease with a Focus on Stem Cell-Based Therapies”. Lambert Academic Publishing House Online. (2013)

 

  1. Books
  2. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Principles of Pharmacology and Drugs of the Autonomic Nervous System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Drugs of the Cardiovascular System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Drugs of the Central Nervous System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Antibiotics and Chemotherapeutic Drugs”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Pharmacology of the Endocrine System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Gastrointestinal, Respiratory and Miscellaneous Pharmacology”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2018)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Principles of Pharmacology and Drugs of the Autonomic Nervous System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2017)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Drugs of the Cardiovascular System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2017)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Drugs of the Central Nervous System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2016)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Antibiotics and Chemotherapeutic Drugs”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2016)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Pharmacology of the Endocrine System”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2015)

 

  1. Al-Maqtari T. “Pharma-Fun in Gastrointestinal, Respiratory and Miscellaneous Pharmacology”. Al-Motaheda Printing and Publishing Services (2015)

 

 

REVIEWER IN ARAB & INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS:

  • Journal of “Drug metabolism and Personalized Medicine”. (As of Mar 2021)
  • Damascus University Journals. (As of Nov 2021)
  • Arabic Journal for Pharmaceutical Sciences (As of Jan 2022)

 

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISED:

 

  1. MSc thesis by Mohammed Abdul-Qader Al-Khulaidi on “Assessment of the Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Selected Yemeni Honey Products”, University of Science and Technology, Sana’a, Yemen. (Defended in December 2020).

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Nahal Nabilsi and Amena Hafeth titled “Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Azheimer’s”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (March 2020)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Ala’a Hassan and Huda Mloohi titled “Diet and Fasting as a Therapeutic Approach against cancer”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (Jan 2020)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Judy Al-Emad and Shaza Boustani titled “Novel Therapeutic Approaches for obesity”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (Jan 2020)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Jwail Zoda and Majd Makki titled “What is New in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (March 2020)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Joseph and Leen Al-Salkhadi titled “New Targets in the Combat against Diabetes Mellitus”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (March 2020)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Zainab Al-Habashi, Nermeen Nasser & Nisreen Rajeh “Newer Drugs and Stem Cell Based Approaches to Combat Huntington Disease”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (January 2021)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Zeena Hashem, Ansam Darbooli, Toqa Alya “Novel Therapeutic Strategies in Treating Multiple Sclerosis”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (January 2021)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Maya Aldobosh, Huda Al-Fathel, Safa’a Rahhal, Raneem Alrefaee “Where Have We Gone in Treating Vitiligo?”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (May 2021)

 

  1. Undergrad graduation project by Ghazal Al-Tair, Farah Al-Khaleel, Feras Raya, Alaa Abdulhadi “Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand?”, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria. (May 2021

 

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