Research Faculty

Abdel Aleem, Alice
Abdel Aleem, Alice, MBBCh, MD
Assistant Research Professor of Neurology
Assistant Research Professor of Neuroscience

Molecular-level research studies and diagnostics on neurogenetic and skeletal diseases. Mental retardation, brain malformation, neurodegeneration, movements disorders, and human stem cell research are of particular interest.

Abu-Raddad, Laith J.
Abu-Raddad, Laith J., PhD
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Assistant Dean for Extramural Research Funding
Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Biomathematics Research Core

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group
Epidemiological factors and population processes shaping infectious disease spread in human and animal populations.

Al-Amin, Hassen
Al-Amin, Hassen, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Consultant, HMC

Dopamine, glutamate, and cytokines interactions in the neuropsychiatric syndromes like chronic pain and schizophrenia. Translation and cultural adaptation of clinical psychiatric scales to Arabic. Metabolic syndrome in patients receiving antipsychotics in Qatar.

Arayssi, Thurayya
Arayssi, Thurayya, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and CPD
Consultant, HMC

Atkin, Stephen L.
Atkin, Stephen L., MBBS, PhD
Professor of Medicine

Clinical and laboratory features of insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease risk that characterise polycystic ovary syndrome, pre diabetes, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Büsselberg, Dietrich
Büsselberg, Dietrich, PhD
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Assistant Dean for Premedical Student Learning

Büsselberg Lab
(Neuro-) physiology/(neuro-) pharmacology and cell signalling, using molecular and electrophysiological approaches.

Chouchane, Lotfi
Chouchane, Lotfi, PhD
Professor of Genetic Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Dean for Basic Science Curriculum

Genetics and immunology of multi-factorial diseases, including cancer.

del Pozo, Pablo Rodriguez
del Pozo, Pablo Rodriguez, MD, JD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine
Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research

Defining models of interaction to improve communication between doctors, patients and families in Qatar, while catering to the local culture; and exploring doctors' attitudes about disclosing the diagnosis of cancer to their patients in Qatar.

Ding, Hong
Ding, Hong, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Research in Pharmacology

Ding Lab
Effects of high glucose on endothelium tissue and cells' ability to regulate calcium and nitric oxide.

Graumann, Johannes
Graumann, Johannes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Director of the Proteomics Core

Exploring the biology of pluripotent cellular systems using mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomics.

Hunt, Steven
Hunt, Steven, PhD
Professor of Genetic Medicine

Clinical, population, and genetic-epidemiological studies of blood pressure salt sensitivity, hypertension, severe obesity, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and other common diseases.

Khidir, Amal
Khidir, Amal, MBBS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Consultant, HMC

Medical education and faculty development examples professionalism in medicine, learning methods, etc. Curriculum design and development of teaching modules in a multicultural context related to professionalism, different level of learners, problem learner etc... Obesity in children and adolescents in Qatar. Patients's assessment of healthcare providers and systems in a multicultural context.

Kronfol, Ziad
Kronfol, Ziad, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Consultant, HMC

Mood changes associated with the use of interferon treatment in patients with hepatitis C and changes in plasma levels of interleukin-6 in association with the stress of major cardiac surgery.

Ladjimi, Moncef
Ladjimi, Moncef, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry

Understanding how HSP70 molecular chaperones and their cochaperones help cells cope with stress in general, be it physical, chemical or physiological.

Machaca, Khaled
Machaca, Khaled, PhD
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Associate Dean for Research
Director of the Microscopy Core

Machaca Lab
Regulation of calcium signaling pathways during cellular development and differentiation, including during oocyte maturation and hypertension. Regulation of cell cycle transitions, including the role of transition metals and a focus on meiotic arrest.

Major, Stella
Major, Stella, MBBS, FRCGP
Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine
Consultant, PHCC

Cross Cultural Experiences of Women's Experiences with pregnancy and pregnancy loss

Malek, Joel
Malek, Joel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine
Director of the Genomics Core

Genomics Lab
Development, application, and data analysis of genomic technologies.

Malik, Rayaz
Malik, Rayaz, MBChB, PhD
Professor of Medicine

Early Neuropathy Assessment Group
Clinical translational studies on the microvascular complications of diabetes with a focus on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic neuropathy.

Mamtani, Ravinder
Mamtani, Ravinder, MD, MSc, FACPM, FACOEM, ABoIM
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs
Consultant (Honorary), Ministry of Public Health

Our clinical population health and preventive medicine research interests focus on a) preventing the occurrence of commonly occurring diseases such as obesity, diabetes and unintentional injuries, and b) identifying and promoting evidence-based new preventive and therapeutic approaches with a view to improve the overall quality of life and reduce premature mortality in the State of Qatar. Our research efforts are also directed at lifestyle health, environmental, genetic and related factors to address the healthcare needs of various communities in the country and the region.

Institute for Population Health, Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar

Mazloum, Nayef
Mazloum, Nayef, PhD
Assistant Professor in Microbiology & Immunology
Director of Student Research

Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair pathways and maintenance of genomic integrity; critical factors in preventing cancer and age-related disorders.

Mesaeli, Nasrin
Mesaeli, Nasrin, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Director of the Histology Core

Role of endoplasmic reticulum in development of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Najafi-Shoushtari, S. Hani
Najafi-Shoushtari, S. Hani, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Function of small non-coding RNAs (microRNAs) in regulating lipid/cholesterol metabolism and homeostasis.

Nour, Bakr
Nour, Bakr, MD
Professor of Surgery
Senior Adviser to the Dean of WCM-Q
Vice Chair, Surgery (WCMC)
Consultant, HMC

Role of MicroRNA in Diagnosis of Rejection in Kidney Transplantation, liver tumors, surgical simulation and use of robotics.

Pungente, Michael
Pungente, Michael, PhD
Professor of Organic Chemistry

Synthesis and characterization of novel lipids and polymers as potential non-viral gene therapy reagents.

Qureshi, Sheila
Qureshi, Sheila, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Chemistry

Improving the Utility and cultural transferability of student inquiry learning approaches in foundation chemistry.

Rafii Tabrizi, Jeremie Arash
Rafii Tabrizi, Jeremie Arash, MD, PhD
Director of the Stem Cell Core
Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine
Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine in Obstetrics/Gynecology
Consultant, HMC

Stem cell and microenvironment laboratory.

Sheikh, Javaid I.
Sheikh, Javaid I., MD, MBA
Professor of Psychiatry

Medical risk factors for perinatal depression. Public policy issues related to Population Health.

Streletz, Leopold J
Streletz, Leopold J, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology
Consultant, HMC

Auto-regulation and cerebral blood flow in TIA patients attending a Stroke/TIA Clinic in Qatar: implications for stroke prevention and the development of stroke registry in Qatar.

Suhre, Karsten
Suhre, Karsten, PhD
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Director of Bioinformatics Core

Karsten Suhre Lab
Bioinformatics Core
Virtual Metabolomics Core
Bioinformatics, metabolomics, genome-wide association studies, gene-environment interaction.

Sultan, Ali
Sultan, Ali, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Epidemiology and molecular pathology of infectious diseases using genomic and proteomics tools; in particular, the geographic distribution of HPV infection in Arab countries, and the epidemiological impact of HPV vaccines; risk associated with food-borne pathogens and its potential relation to inflammatory bowel diseases in Qatar; malaria parasite stage-specific immune responses and population dynamics during seasonal and year-round transmission in geographically confined endemic regions.

Taheri, Shahrad
Taheri, Shahrad, MBBS, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Integrative Medicine
Assistant Dean for Clinical Investigations
Director of Clinical Research Support Core

Development, conduct and implementation of a range of clinical studies into diabetes and obesity and linking these to clinical service development and investigation of disease mechanisms through laboratory studies.

Triggle, Chris
Triggle, Chris, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology

Triggle Lab
Glucose toxicity, diabetes and microvascular disease.

Verjee, Mohamud
Verjee, Mohamud, MBChB, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine
Director, Primary Care Clerkship
Family Physician Consultant for the PHCC and HMC

Women’s Health, patient centered care, vaccinations and preventative health, visual health and treatment of preventable blindness, glaucoma, thyroid disorders, inflammatory bowel disorders, communications skills, pediatric surveillance, community obstetrics and gynecology, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and sports medicine.