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59 Aug 2021 - Khalifa University
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 KHALIFA UNIVERSITY
 TOPS IN UAE AND
 RANKED SECOND IN
 ARAB WORLD IN NATURE
 INDEX 2021 RANKING
 FOR RESEARCH

22 PAPERS PUBLISHED BY KHALIFA
UNIVERSITY INDICATE HIGH-QUALITY
RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY, EARTH
AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND
PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Khalifa University has announced it is ranked top in the UAE and second among Arab institutions in terms of
research output by the latest Nature Index 2021 Ranking. With a total of 22 research papers, and a ‘share’ of
(6.53), Khalifa University remains ahead of all other contenders in the UAE.

Among the Arab institutions, Khalifa University jumped seven places to become the second in the Nature
Index 2021 ranking for research.

Khalifa University has a total of 11 research papers in Earth and Environmental Sciences, 9 in Physical
Sciences and 4 in Chemistry, for the 1 May 2020 - 1 April 2021 assessment period. The UAE, as a country, had
a total of 122 research papers from 10 institutions.

The Nature Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships. It is an indicator of
high-quality research in the Natural and Physical Sciences, including Chemistry, Life Sciences, Earth and
Environmental Sciences and the Physical Sciences. The Index tracks contributions to research articles
published in 82 high-quality natural-science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers. The
latest rankings were based on the Nature Index data from 1 May 2020 - 1 April 2021.

    READ MORE HERE
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  KHALIFA UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS COMPLETE
  REFERENCE GENOME STUDY FOR THE UAE

       RESEARCH TO SUPPORT ACCURATE CLASSIFICATION OF GENOME VARIANTS FOR
       DEVELOPMENT OF PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Dr. Habiba Alsafar, Associate Professor of              Subsequently, in 2020, the researchers completed
Genetics and Molecular Biology, Dr. Andreas             the second phase which described the nature of the
Henschel, Associate Professor of Electrical             genetic diversity found among UAE nationals. This
Engineering and Computer Science, with                  year, the researchers completed the third phase
Dr. Gihan Daw Elbait and Dr. Guan Tay, from the         of the UAE reference genome, which supports a
Center for Biotechnology, recently authored a           broader understanding of the genome composition
report titled ‘A population-specific Major Allele       of the nation.
Reference Genome from the United Arab Emirates
population’ in the international journal Frontiers in   Following advancements in DNA sequencing and
Genetics.                                               analysis techniques since renowned scientist
The report described a significant local genome         Craig Venter and his colleagues published the first
study that will contribute to nationwide efforts        whole human genome sequence at the turn of this
to build a high-quality, comprehensive reference        century, the genome study has become part of a
genome for the UAE population.                          major area of research at Khalifa University.

The first phase of the study — the description
of the first whole genome sequences of                      READ MORE HERE
UAE nationals — was completed in 2019.
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WORLD’S FIRST SOLAR/THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE-POWERED
PROJECT TO EXTRACT WATER FROM AIR AT MASDAR CITY
                           The world’s first project to produce commercial
                           volumes of an uninterrupted water supply from
                           a sustainable source launched last month in
                           Masdar City.

                           The innovative pilot project will be run by US-
                           based water technologies company, AQUOVUM, in
                           partnership with Masdar and Khalifa University, as
                           part of a three-party research and development
                           agreement, according to a joint press release
                           issued on Sunday.

                           The project will evaluate the performance of
                           AQUOVUM’s large format Atmospheric Water
                           Generation (AWG) technology, which extracts
                           water from the atmosphere using a renewable
                           energy source, in combination with a renewable
                           energy source, and its ability to be included in
                           current and/or future sustainable water projects.
                           The renewable energy will be provided by KU’s
                           Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP).

                           KU’s Dr. Nicolas Calvet, Assistant Professor in the
                           Mechanical Engineering and Principal Investigator
                           of the project, said, “Previously, we have focused
                           on concentrated solar power and thermal energy
                           storage, and we are diversifying our R&D activity
                           at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform with clean
                           production of fresh water.

                           Indeed, solar and water should be the main pillars
                           of research and development in the UAE and
                           this project will run for 12 months and provide
                           valuable performance data for a full year’s
                           weather cycle.”

                               READ MORE HERE
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 FALL 2021 ORIENTATIONS WELCOMED NEW UNDERGRADUATE,
 POST-GRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS

Khalifa University successfully organized a four-     Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice-President,
day undergraduate and postgraduate Fall 2021          Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University,
orientation program for the newly enrolled students   said: “Reflecting our status as a consistently top-
for the 2021-2022 academic year, acclimatizing        ranked university in the UAE, the undergraduate
them with the learning process at the university.     and postgraduate orientation program for Fall
                                                      2021 is designed to welcome and facilitate a
From Fall 2021, Khalifa University is offering new    smooth transition of students into the Khalifa
bachelor’s programs in Cell and Molecular Biology,    University community.
and Earth and Planetary Sciences, as well as a
new Master’s program in Aerospace Engineering.        The event provides an opportunity for the students
In doctoral programs, Khalifa University now          and their families to understand the world-
additionally offers a PhD in Chemistry, Earth         class learning environment we offer at Khalifa
Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.                   University, and we are delighted to welcome them
                                                      into this vibrant community. We look forward to
The Fall 2021 Undergraduate Student Orientation       their fresh ideas and the energy they bring to our
was held from 16-17 August, and the Fall 2021 Post-   campus, because it is they who make us what we
Graduate Student Orientation from 18-19 August.       are.”

                                                          READ MORE HERE
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 KHALIFA UNIVERSITY 2021 SUMMER COMMUNITY WEBINAR
 SERIES TO OFFER DEEPER INSIGHTS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
 MEDICINE, AND BUSINESS START-UPS

STRING OF EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS BACK FOR                scenarios, lessons from coronavirus and science
THE SECOND SUMMER EDITION WITH MORE                    and technology, to tips on how to better understand
INTERESTING TOPICS RELEVANT TO A WIDER                 one’s personality, build leadership skills, and create
AUDIENCE IN THE COMMUNITY                              a sustainable lifestyle.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology has       Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-
announced the Summer Community Webinar                 President, Khalifa University, said: “The 2021 Khalifa
series is back for the second year in 2021, offering   University Summer Community Webinar series
more interesting topics and discussions in science,    reflects our commitment to spread knowledge
technology, medicine, and business start-ups that      and increase awareness in science, technology,
are relevant to a greater audience in the community.   medicine, and business start-ups as well as
                                                       personal and professional development areas.
The 2021 Summer Community Webinar series               These webinars are designed by our faculty experts
targets everyone – from high school and university     to offer special insights in subjects that are relevant
students, to parents, professionals and those          to everyone in the community. We believe this
keen to broaden their skill set and knowledge.         intellectual exchange will meet with the success
The free seminars are part of Khalifa University’s     similar to the previous summer and winter editions
active commitment to sharing knowledge and             of the Webinar series.”
resources, offering additional insights to the local
and international community of learners on various
                                                            READ MORE HERE
subjects. The topics range from post-pandemic
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                                                       The International Distinguished Service Award is
                                                       in recognition of Dr. Belhaj’s 38 years of combined
                                                       petroleum industrial and academic experience with
                                                       key qualifications and achievements in reservoir
                                                       engineering, reservoir simulation, modeling fractured
                                                       reservoirs, EOR, sand control, unconventional reservoirs
                                                       and decarbonized fossil fuels. Geographically, his
                                                       experience is spread over North America, Europe, North
                                                       Africa, Asia and the Middle-East.

                                                       Dr. Belhaj was also a previous recipient of the 2013
                                                       and 2020 SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement for
  TWO FACULTY MEMBERS                                  Petroleum Engineering Faculty Award and the 2019

  RECOGNIZED IN 2021                                   SPE Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics
                                                       Award.
  SPE INTERNATIONAL
  AND REGIONAL AWARDS                                  Dr. Emad Al Shalabi, Assistant Professor of Petroleum
                                                       Engineering, is the recipient
The Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)             of the SPE Regional
recognized two Khalifa University faculty              Reservoir Description and
members in its International and Regional Awards       Dynamic Award for the
in recognition of their exceptional service and        Middle East and North
leadership within the SPE.                             Africa Region. The award is
                                                       one of the Technical Awards
                              Dr. Hadi Belhaj,         given by SPE to members
                              Associate Professor      for their exceptional
                              of Petroleum             contribution and expertise on the regional level. The
                              Engineering, was         Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award recognizes
                              honored with             outstanding achievements in or contributions to the
                              the 2021 SPE             advancement of petroleum engineering, specifically in
                              International            the area of reservoir description and dynamics.
                              Distinguished
                              Service Award            Dr. Al Shalabi has remarkable contributions in the
                              for his significant      fields of reservoir simulation, modeling, and enhanced/
professional contributions not only to the             improved oil recovery (EOR/IOR) techniques, which are
petroleum engineering profession but to the            critical to the oil and gas industry.
worldwide oil and gas industry as well. The award
recognizes contributions to the Society that exhibit   His achievements in the area of EOR and specifically
such exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought,    in low salinity water flooding for carbonate reservoirs
and action as to set them apart from other             promise greatly improved extraction and use of the
contributions.                                         world’s natural resources.
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He has made great progress in
elucidating the uncertainties associated
with low salinity water injection             KU SCIENTIST TO
through in-depth, critical analysis of the    LEAD CLIMATE DATA
experimental works of other researchers       AND MODELING
as well as his own simulation and
modeling works.
                                              CLUSTER OF NEWLY
                                              ESTABLISHED
“I am extremely humbled and honored           UAE CLIMATE
to receive such a prestigious award that
                                              CHANGE RESEARCH
reflects my significant contribution to the
oil and gas industry. In the Middle East      NETWORK
and North Africa region, carbonate rocks
provide great challenges to successful        Climate change and its impact     ENGEOS Lab, has been
oil and gas production. Hence, we need        has been a growing concern        appointed Lead of the Climate
to apply innovative and cost effective        worldwide. To continue and        Data and Modeling Cluster in
EOR techniques to further enhance their       further enhance the UAE’s         which there are more than
production where my research activities
                                              efforts in addressing the issue   30 scientists spread over
are focused,” Dr. Al Shalabi commented.
                                              of climate change, the Ministry   the different universities
                                              of Climate Change and the         and institutions in the UAE.
Prior to receiving the 2021 Reservoir
                                              Environment (MOCCAE) has          This cluster focuses on the
Description and Dynamics Award, Dr.
Al Shalabi has also received the 2020         established the UAE Climate       local and regional climatic
SPE Regional Public Service Award,            Change Research Network           conditions, trends, and
2020 SPE Regional Service Award,              (CCRN). The Network brings        projections. These include
and 2020 SPE Regional Young Member            together a group of committed     temperature, precipitation, sea
Outstanding Service Award for the             climate change scientists and     level, and extreme weather
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)           researchers from universities,    events such as heatwaves,
Region.                                       the government, and other         flooding, storms, etc.
                                              research entities to promote
Dr. Al Shalabi was also recently              collaborations among scientists   As cluster lead, Dr. Diana
appointed as a technical program              in the region working on the      will be responsible for
committee member for SPE’s                    different challenges imposed by   coordinating agenda-setting,
International Improved Oil Recovery
                                              climate change.                   project design, and research
(IOR) Conference. The IOR Conference is
                                                                                activities within the cluster,
scheduled to run from 25 -29 April 2022
                                              The Network is organized into     as well as organizing cluster
in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA).
                                              4 clusters spanning different     discussions, engaging other
With the theme “IOR: Thrive in a Low          topics of concern with the        cluster members, and
Carbon Economy”, the 2022 conference          members identified based          ensuring the delivery projects.
will focus on how today’s energy              on their expertise. Khalifa
industry is working diligently to reduce      University’s very own Dr. Diana
emissions and waste across all oil and        Francis, Senior Research              READ MORE HERE
gas industry sectors.                         Scientist and Head of the
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  CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR JOINS RSC CRYSTENGCOMM
  JOURNAL ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed, Assistant Professor             Dr. Mohamed was also recently recognized as a
of Chemistry, has been appointed as a member           2021 Emerging Investigators by the American
of the advisory board of CrystEngComm, a Royal         Chemical Society journal Crystal Growth and
Society of Chemistry (RSC) journal that focuses        Design in the area of crystal growth and design.
on the design and understanding of crystalline         One of 24 researchers from nine countries, Dr.
materials.                                             Mohamed has received international recognition
                                                       for his research achievements and growing
This new appointment highlights Dr. Mohamed’s          reputation in his field.
expertise as well as the progress of research
in materials science in the UAE. “I am excited         “I am grateful for the academic freedoms and
to join the advisory board of the RSC journal,         support that the KU leadership has provided
CrystEngComm. The journal has established itself       during my time here. Our greatest strength as
as the home of crystal engineering research and        a university is our diversity. This diversity is
continues to publish the spectrum of research          reflected in our students and faculty which hail
in this field, ranging from the purely theoretical     from all corners of the world. But this diversity
to the purely experimental. I am currently one of      is also reflected in the quality of the scientific
only two professors from the UAE who have been         research we are producing,” Dr. Mohamed noted.
appointed to the board of the journal. I plan to use
my new role to bring better visibility to materials
science research in the UAE,” Dr. Mohamed                  READ MORE HERE
commented.
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EBTIC’S SPL TEAM WINS TWO
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AND MACHINE LEARNING
AWARDS IN UK
EBTIC AND BT TEAM WIN INTERNATIONAL
AWARDS BASED ON INNOVATION, RELEVANCE
AND EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS, FOR THEIR SPL
SOLUTION AND TRIAL

The SPL team led by Salwa Alzahmi, a senior
researcher at KU’s Emirates ICT Innovation
Center (EBTIC), has won two awards in two
categories at the prestigious 2021 Artificial
Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning Awards
in the UK.

The awards won by EBTIC’s SPL were in the
categories of Best Cloud Automation Tool and
Best Use of Automation. An elite panel of 12      and Computer Science, Khalifa University,
judges selected the SPL entries as winners        said: “Achieving this success in the 2021
based on the evidence of three factors –          Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
innovation, relevance, and achieved success.      Awards across two categories strongly
More specifically, the Best Cloud Automation      indicates the extent of cutting-edge
Tool award was given to EBTIC and BT for the      technological innovation being produced by
tool’s innovative and fully featured automation   the EBTIC’s SPL team productive partnership
solution that is designed to ease the burden      with BT to accurately target the future
of application migration to the Cloud. In their   requirements of the industry in these areas.
citation, the judges mentioned that the SPL       Our team members have demonstrated their
Tool ‘has the opportunity to hugely reduce        talent in another prestigious international
code complexity, thus improving security and      competition, and we hope to continue
reducing the cost of cloud migration’.            exploring innovation through working on new
                                                  projects in AI and ML-related areas.”
Dr. Nawaf I. Almoosa, Acting Director, Head
of Smart Infrastructure Research, EBTIC, and         READ MORE HERE
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

 KHALIFA UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEAM WINS TOP SPOT IN
 VERBAL PRESENTATION AT 2021 SAE COLLEGIATE DESIGN
 SERIES SUPERMILEAGE COMPETITION

A 21-member student team led by Sultan             Since the traditional validation event at
Al Hassanieh has won the top spot in verbal        the 42nd SAE Collegiate Design Series
presentation for the first time during the         Supermileage Competition was cancelled due
Knowledge Event at the 42nd Society of             to the pandemic this year, the organizers opted
Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design       to score teams based on two major criteria –
Series Supermileage Competition for 2021.          the submitted design report that details the
The team also retained 6th spot overall in the     design and fabrication of the vehicle, and a
Design Event, the same position it won last year   verbal presentation on Zoom in which team
in Michigan, US.                                   members present their design process and
                                                   final outcome to a panel of judges. The student
The verbal design report demonstrates the          team was then critically questioned, and the
Khalifa University team’s understanding and        Khalifa University students proved their mettle
application of the engineering principles that     to reach the top spot. They were also assessed
support their design of the one-person, single-    on team participation, program knowledge and
cylinder engine vehicle, capable of achieving      technical knowledge.
fantastic fuel economy during a 6-lap attempt
around an approximately 1.6-mile-long,                 READ MORE HERE
banked, oval track.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

 RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM NABS
 2ND PLACE WIN AT THE 8TH UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
 COMPETITION
The Undergraduate Research Competition                Dr. Fawzi Banat, Professor and Chair of the
(URC) is one of the largest competitions in the       Chemical Engineering Department, commented,
GCC that promotes scientific research among           “In the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic
undergraduate students and supports the UAE           Subjects 2021, which is dedicated to academic
government’s initiative of fostering innovation       institutions for teaching and research, the
and empowering the youth to prepare them for          Department of Chemical Engineering is ranked
the future. The Chemical Engineering senior           among the top 76-100. To achieve this ranking,
project of Khalifa University students Muna           the department achieved high scores on all of
Al Jasmi, Anfal Abloushi, Shamma Thani,               the analyzed indicators, which include articles
Reem Saeed Salem, and Ali Ahmed Algallaf,             indexed in Web of Science, total number of
supervised by Prof. Lourdes Vega and Dr. Daniel       citations, citations per article, articles published
Bahamon, won second place in the Chemical             in the top 25% of scientific journals, and
and Petroleum Engineering Category of the             international interaction developed through
competition, with the project titled “Design an       collaborations with foreign institutions.”
Adsorption Air-Conditioning System Using Low
Global Warming Potential (GWP) Refrigerants.”         “The department is dedicated to research
Cooling systems are an essential technology in        and teaching excellence and currently offers
our life, especially in arid and semi-arid regions,   doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees,” Dr.
like the UAE.                                         Banat added.

The design the team came up with can be used
here in the UAE and other countries with similar           READ MORE HERE
weather conditions.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

 IISE STUDENT CHAPTER HONORED WITH GOLD AWARD

FROM LEFT: MOHAMMED ALAMERI, MAJID SALAH, AND KHALID ALHOSANI

Khalifa University’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) was
recently honored with the institute’s Gold Award – for the first time. The award is the highest honor
in the professional organization’s University Chapter Recognition Program.

This award recognizes the chapter’s excellence in various areas such as student support, training
events, field trips, public engagement and community service activities during the 2020-2021
academic year. The mission of the IISE student chapter at Khalifa University is to represent the
industrial and systems engineering profession responsibly and ethically. Further, it aims to enhance
the capabilities of all of its members and develop the next generation of industrial and systems
engineers.
FIVE-MEMBER KHALIFA UNIVERSITY TEAM WINS INJAZ UAE’S
 COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021 FOR ITS SUBSCRIPTION
 BOX COMPANY ‘ULBATI’
FOR EVERY ULBATI BOX A CHILD RECEIVES,               University under INJAZ UAE’s flagship Company
10% GOES TO EMIRATES RED CRESCENT TO                 Program strongly illustrates that our students not
SUPPORT STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD                    only excel in research and scientific exploration,
A five-member team of Chemical Engineering           but also in entrepreneurial initiatives that aim to
graduates won the ‘Company of The Year Award         help the community through charity organizations.
2021 – University track’ for its subscription box
company Ulbati, under INJAZ UAE’s flagship           The Ulbati concept indicates the extent of our
Company Program.                                     students’ commitment to sharing and giving
                                                     back to the community, which is in line with
The KU team – Reem Almaskari, Fatema Alzaabi,        the university’s mandate to build a diverse
Beshara Saad, Maha Al Seiari and Mariam              community of service-oriented, ambitious and
Ahmed – won the award for Ulbati, the concept        talented individuals, through an environment that
for a subscription box company. Created for kids,    encourages and nurtures creative inquiry, critical
it is filled with activities themed around Emirati   thinking, and human values. We are delighted
culture and achievements, as well as Islamic         with the creative and commercial spirit of our
values. For every Ulbati box a child receives,       students and we believe this award will encourage
10% of the revenue is donated to Emirates Red        more students to explore entrepreneurship as an
Crescent to support students around the world.       avenue to translate their knowledge into business
                                                     ventures, offering valuable products and services.”
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-
President, Khalifa University of Science and
Technology, said: “The winning award for Khalifa         READ MORE HERE
PUBLISHED PAPERS

Published Papers in                                 To view the link to the published article,

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Title        The Humeral Head: A Review of the Blood Supply and Possible Link to Osteonecrosis
             Following Rotator Cuff Repair

Journal      Journal of Anatomy

KU Authors   Dr. Natalie Keough, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Dr. Dietrich
             Lorke, Professor and Chair of the Anatomy and Cellular Biology Department

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Title        Multiomic Analysis of the Arabian Camel (Camelus Dromedarius) Kidney Reveals a Role
             for Cholesterol in Water Conservation

Journal      Communications Biology

KU Authors   Dr. Abdu Adem, Professor of Pharmacology

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Title        Climatology of the Heat Low and the Intertropical Discontinuity in the Arabian Peninsula

Journal      International Journal of Climatology

KU Authors   Dr. Ricardo Fonseca, Research Scientist, Engeos Lab; Dr. Diana Francis, Senior Research
             Scientist and Head of the ENGEOS Lab; and Dr. Narendra Nelli, Postdoctoral Fellow,
             Engeos Lab

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Title        Improving Personalized Tumor Growth Predictions Using a Bayesian Combination of
             Mechanistic Modeling and Machine Learning

Journal      Communications Medicine

KU Authors   Dr. Haralampos Hatzikirou, Associate Professor of Mathematics

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PUBLISHED PAPERS

Title        BIO-LGCA: A Cellular Automaton Modeling Class for Analysing Collective Cell Migration

Journal      PLOS Computational Biology

KU Authors Dr. Haralampos Hatzikirou, Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Title        Upregulation of Oxidative Stress Gene Markers During SARS-COV-2 Viral Infection

Journal      Free Radical Biology and Medicine

KU Authors Dr. Habiba Al Safar, Director of the Khalifa University Center for Biotechnology and
           Associate Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology

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Title        Systems Immunology Analysis Reveals the Contribution of Pulmonary and
             Extrapulmonary Tissues to the Immunopathogenesis of Severe COVID-19 Patients

Journal      Frontiers in Immunology

KU Authors Dr. Habiba Al Safar, Director of the Khalifa University Center for Biotechnology and
           Associate Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology

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Title        Neuroprotective Activities of Crossyne flava Bulbs and Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids:
             Implications for Parkinson’s Disease

Journal      Molecules

KU Authors Dr. Okobi E. Ekpo, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

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Title        Factors Associated with Medication Non-Adherence in Patients with Dyslipidemia

Journal      Healthcare

KU Authors Dr. Eman Alefishat, Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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PUBLISHED PAPERS

Title       Short Stature with Low Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Availability Due to Pregnancy-
            Associated Plasma Protein A2 Deficiency in a Saudi Family

Journal     Clinical Genetics

KU Authors Dr. Asma Deeb, Adjunct Clinical Professor

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Title       Curcumin Potentiates α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Alleviates Autistic-Like
            Social Deficits and Brain Oxidative Stress Status in Mice

Journal     International Journal of Molecular Sciences

KU Authors Dr. Dietrich Lorke, Professor and Chair of the Anatomy and Cellular Biology Department

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Title       The Atmospheric Controls of Extreme Convective Events Over the Southern Arabian
            Peninsula During the Spring Season

Journal     Atmospheric Research

KU Authors Dr. Narendra Nelli, Postdoctoral Fellow, ENGEOS Lab; Dr. Diana Francis, Senior Research
           Scientist and Head of the ENGEOS Lab; Dr. Ricardo Fonseca, Research Scientist, ENGEOS
           Lab; Dr. Rachid Abida, ENGEOS Lab Research Scientist; Michael Weston, ENGEOS
           Lab Research Engineer; and Youssef Wehbe, Civil Infrastructure and Environmental
           Engineering Graduate Student

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Title       Noscapine Prevents Rotenone-Induced Neurotoxicity: Involvement of Oxidative Stress,
            Neuroinflammation and Autophagy Pathways

Journal     Molecules

KU Authors Dr. Abdu Adem, Professor of Pharmacology

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