Academic Staff

                                        Dr. Souzan Hussain Eassa
Dr. Souzan Hussain Eassa Head of Department
Associate Professor
Microbiology/ Immunoparasitoloy
  • PhD in ImmunoParasitology/ University of Arkansas at Little Rock- USA

    Master in Applied Sciences/ University of Arkansas at Little Rock- USA

    Master in Medical Parasitology/ University of Duhok-College of Medicine-Iraq

  • 1. S. H. EassaSynthetic immunostimulatory glycans interference with host cell apoptosis upon of Toxoplasma gondii infection, in vitro.Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2017 (43-49). http://www.vetmedmosul.org/ijvs. 

    2. Lahiani, Mohamed; Eassa, Souzan; Parnel, Charlette; Nima, Zeid ; Ghosh, Anindya; Biris, Alexandru; Khodakovskaya, Maria. (2016). "Carbon Nanotubes as Carriers of Panax ginseng Metabolites and Enhancers of Ginsenosides Rb1 and Rg1 Anti-cancer Activity". Accepted to proceed to publish in Nanotechnology Journal, 28 (2017) 015101 (13pp).

    3. Adel T. M. Al-Saeed, Souzan H. Eassa, Manal Adil Murad. Detection of Toxoplasmosis among Women with Abortion using Molecular and Serological Tests in Duhok City. Duhok Medical Journal Volume 10, Issue 2, 2016. Submitted 26 October 2016; accepted 31 December 2016.

      4. Souzan H. Eassa and Lee S. Soderberg, Stimulatory Effect of Synthetic Carbohydrate-Bearing Molecules on Nitric Oxide Production and Enhancing Macrophages Viability upon Exposure of T. Gondii Int’l Journal of Advances in Chemical Engg., & Biological Sciences (IJACEBS) Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2015) ISSN 2349-1507 EISSN 2349-1515 http://dx.doi.org/10.15242/IJACEBS.AE1115122 85.

    5. Souzan Eassa, Lee Soderberg, Mohammed Lahiani, Casey Pavan, and Olga Tarasenko. (2012). 
“Synthetic Carbohydrate-based Polymers Increased Macrophage Resistancy during Toxoplasma gondii Infection” Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering, 106, 267-268. 

    6. Mohamed H. Lahiani, Souzan Eassa, Casey Pavan, Lee Soderberg and Olga Tarasenko. (2012) “Macrophage viability protection using glycoconjugates during intraperitoneal infection by Bacillus anthracis”. Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering, 106, 189-190. 

    7. Souzan Eassa, Mohammed Lahiani, Lee Soderberg, and Olga Tarasenko. (2012). “Toxoplasma gondii Tachyzoites: From Binding to Killing” Biology, Nanotechnology, Toxicology and Applications. American Institute of Physics. (2012), Print book, Print book, (2012); doi: 10.1069/1.3587472: ISBN 438-0-8617-0276-31. 

    8. Souzan Eassa and O. Tarasenko. (2011). A Method for the Detection of Toxoplasma gondii Tachyzoites. Biology, Nanotechnology, Toxicology and Applications. American Institute of Physics. (2011), 1326. Print book, 157-164 (2011); doi: 10.1063/1.3587472: ISBN 978-0-7354- .0910-1. 

    9. M. Lahiani, S. Eassa, S. Bonney, L. Soderberg, and Olga Tarasenko. (2011).” Glycoconjugates protect murine macrophages against toxigenic Bacillus anthracis”. Biology, Nanotechnology, Toxicology and Applications. American Institute of Physics. (2011), 1326. Print book, 142-149 (2011); doi: 10.1063/1.3587472: ISBN 978-0-7354-0910-1. 

    10. Souzan Eassa and O. Tarasenko. (2010). Glycoconjugates Influence Caspases Release and Minimize Production of Lactate Dehydrogenase upon Pathogen Exposure. Biology, Nanotechnology, Toxicology and Applications. American Institute of Physics. (2010), 1229. Print book, 190 pages: ISBN 978-0-7354-0773-2; CD-ROM book: ISBN 978-0-7354-0775-6. 

    19. Rasol A., S. Eassa, and O. Tarasenko. (2010) Binding Affinity of Glycoconjugates to Bacillus Spores and Toxins. Biology, Nanotechnology, Toxicology and Applications. American Institute of Physics. (2010), 1229. Print book, 190 pages: ISBN 978-0-7354-0773-2; CD-ROM book: ISBN 978-0-7354-0775-6. 

    20. Souzan Eassa and Tarasenko O. (2010). Stimulatory Effect of Polymeric Glycoconjugates on Plants. Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering 2010, 102, 132-133. 

    21. Rasol A., Eassa S., and Tarasenko O. (2010). Binding Affinity of Glycoconjugates to Bacillus anthracis Spores and Their Respective Toxins. Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering (2010), 102, 130-131. 

    22. Al-Saeed AT, Eassa S. H. (2010), Detection of Giardia lamblia antigen in stool specimens using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Apr;16 (4):362-4.  

    23. Al-Saeed AT, Eassa S.H. (2006), Frequency of Giardia lamblia among children in Dohuk, northern Iraq. East Mediterr Health J. 2006 Sep;12 (5):555-61.

  • My long-term aim is to investigate aspects of the biology of pathogenic parasites that impact the health of animals and humans, and plan to pursue this aim while teaching graduate students.

    Globalization, the exceptional sign of our century, created interwoven links between scientists and researchers across colleges, universities, countries, and the globe, and drove them into competitive and collaborative interactions. With my multicultural and multilingual background I aim to teach in different countries, fighting for a common good.

     

  • The University of Duhok- Medical Parasitology for undergraduates students (college of medicine 1996-present, College of Science 2006, college of the health science 2013, 2014, and 2015, and college of the Pharmacy 2013, and 2014.
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Microbiology research for undergraduates students 2010- to 2012.
    Teaching postgraduate students (advance parasitology 2014 and 2015)

     

  • Manal Adel Murad, working onDerection of Toxoplasma gondii in Placentae of Full Tearm Abortion Fetuses: PCR Study

    Mustafa Riyadh, working on Toxoplasmosis Seropositivity and male sex hormones: Case-Control Study

    Jinan Saleh, working on the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in Duhok City

    •  June 1st, 2016 – present Director of the Graduate Studies and Scientific affairs and Head of the Anatomy, Biology and Histology Department, College of Medicine, Duhok University.
    •  September 1st, 2015 to May 8th, 2016 Acting Dean of the College of Medicine, Duhok University.
    •   December 31st, 2014 to August 31st, 2015 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Head of the Medical Laboratories Sciences Department/ School of the Health Sciences/ Faculty of Medical Sciences, Duhok University.
    •   September 21st, 2013 – December 30th, 2014 Head of the Medical Laboratories Sciences Department/ School of the Health Sciences/ Faculty of Medical Sciences, Duhok University.
    •   2014- present teaching graduate students, Duhok University
    •   2014-2015 member of examination committee of School of the Health Sciences/ Faculty of Medical Sciences, Duhok University
    •   2013-2014 head of examination committee of School of the Health Sciences/ Faculty of Medical Sciences, Duhok University
    •  2008-2013 Ph.D. candidate, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    •   2006-2008 head of the examination committee of College of Medicine, Duhok University
    •    2003-2008 teaching medicine school third grad students’ medical parasite subjects, Duhok University
    •   2003-2008 Assistance lecturer in Microbiology Department-Parasitology, Duhok University
    •   2000-2003 study for Master in Science-Iraq, Duhok University
    •   1996-2000 Laboratory Teaching Assistant in Microbiology Department-Parasitology, Duhok University.
    • Service and activities in UALR- USA:
    •   2012     Judge of research presentation TRIO Summer Outreach program for American High School Students at the Biology Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Arkansas.

    •   2011 Assistance researcher TRIO Summer Outreach program for American and Japanese High School students at the Biology Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas.
    •    2011 Volunteer for  BioNanoTox International at TRIO Day and TRIO Alumni Reunion in Arkansas Event, 27th February, 2011.
    •  2011 Vice president, 6th BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference Peabody Hotel, Arkansas, November 17-18th, 2011.
    •    2010 Volunteer, organization of the 6th BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference. 4-5th November, 2011
    •   2010     Assistance researcher TRIO Summer Outreach program for American High School students at the Biology Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas.
    •   2010 Volunteer BioNanoTox International at TRIO Day and TRIO Alumn Reunion in Arkansas Event, 27th February, 2010.
    •     2010 Vice president, 5th BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference Peabody Hotel, Arkansas, 4-5th November, 2010.
    •     2010 Volunteer, organization of the 5th BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference. 15-19th October, 2010
    •     2009 Vice president, 4th  BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference Peabody Hotel, Arkansas, 22-23rd October, 2009.
    •     2009 Volunteer, organization of the 4th BioNanoTox and Applications Research Conference. October 21st -22nd.
    •     2009 Vice President, BioNanoTox International Society, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
    •     2009     Judge of research presentation TRIO Summer Outreach program for American High School students at the Biology Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas.
    •     2009     Arkansas EPSCOR Conference/ AAAS advancing science, serving society- Doubletree Hotel Little Rock, Arkansas.

  •   0750 4182969
      souzan.eassa@uod.ac - sheassa@ualr.edu

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