Amer Ali Khaleel

Lecturer

College of Health Sciences

Department of Medical Microbiology

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Welcome to my academic profile page.

I am Dr. Amer Ali Khaleel, and I earned my doctorate in immunology from Hawler Medical University's College of Medicine Medical Microbiology Department. Research pertaining to medical immunology and molecular immunology is something that piques my interest. In order to inspire my students to become lifelong learners, my pedagogical principle is to approach each lecture with enthusiasm, passion, and engagement. My goal, however, is to ensure that the students graduate prepared to lead their respective fields in the future as independent scientists and doctors.

I have published more research in local and international scientific journals.

 

Research Interests:

I will be excited to explore different research areas in immunology. 

  • Immunology is important in understanding disease pathologies like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, and oncology.
  • Immune regulation is like understanding the complexities of the signaling cascade in various immunological cells, or lymphocytes.
  • Comprehending fundamental immunological principles, applicable to bedside situations, is crucial.
  • Role of infection in cancer.

Supervising Undergraduate:

I have supervised different research groups of undergraduate students.

 

Supervising postgraduate:

 

I hold a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Medical Immunology from the College of Medicine at Hawler Medical University in Erbil, which is part of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. The thesis title is "Human Leukocyte Antigen Typing, CD36 Gene Polymorphism, and Some Circulatory Biomarkers in Coronary Atheroscleroscopy." Supervisor: Professor Dr. Ruqaya M. Al-Barzinji.

I hold a Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Medical Microbiology from the College of Medicine at Hawler Medical University, located in Erbil, Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. Thesis title: Assessment of Procalcitonin as a Proinflammatory Marker and Its Relation with Immunological Markers in Burn Patients. Supervisor: Assistant Professor Dr. Ruqaya M. Al-Barzinji.

I earned my Higher Diploma (H.D.) in Microbiology from Salahadden University's College of Education in Erbil, under the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. My thesis was titled "Effects of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Seeds Aqueous Extract on Some Haematological and Histophysiological Aspects in the Reproductive System in Male Albino Rats." Supervisor: Lecturer Dr. Karim Rahman Hamad.

Bachelor (B. Sc.) in Biology, College of Science, Salahadden University, Erbil, Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. "Royal Jelly" is the final project presentation. Supervisor: Assistant Lecturer Hana Hasham Shekho.

I obtained my Secondary School Certificate through the Baccalaureate Examination for Secondary Schools (Scientific Section) at Barzani Namr School for Boys, located in Erbil, Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

Undergraduate studies:

Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology (2013-Present).
• Teaching Basic & medical Immunology, covering cellular and molecular aspects of innate and adaptive immune responses and relating these to pathological states, highlighting the role of cytokines in these immune responses.
• The class consisted of 60 second-stage students.
• Lecturing: fundamental characteristics of innate and adaptive immunity; the study of antigens and antibodies; the major histocompatibility complex; T and B Lymphocyte recognition of antigen and response, immune deficiency, the immune system in AIDS, hypersensitivity reactions, including allergy, and transplantation.

Postgraduate studies:

Teaching advanced immunology, covering cellular and molecular aspects of immune responses and relating these to physiological and pathological states, and highlighting the role of cytokines in these immune responses.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Head of library (2024–?)
  • Head of Quality Assurance (2018–2019).
  • In 2019, the College of Health Sciences sent a representative to discuss the procurement of medical materials.
  • From 2014 to 2019, I was the Medical Microbiology Department Coordinator.
  • From 2017 to 2018, I served on the Moodle System Organisation Committee.
  • I was a member of the Career Development Centre (CDC) from 2015 to 2018.
  • From 2017 to 2018, I served on the Website Organisation Committee.
  • I served as a member of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Committee from 2017 to 2018.
  • We are the examination committee for the 4th stage students' project, which spans from 2015 to 2019.
  • For three years, I was a member of the College of Health Sciences Scientific Committee.
  • I have been a member of the biology syndicate since 2004.
  • Union of Kurdistan Teachers.
  • I have supervised different research groups of undergraduate students.
  • From 2004 to the present, I served on the Ethics Committee in the Medical Research Centre (MRC) at Hawler Medical University.