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Recent Publications

1.We can use COVID-19 as a catalyst for grassroots change. Here's how


2.Leading women scientists to the global stage Dajani R
Nature MiddleEast  Oct 21, 2020


3. Catching the window of opportunity once in the life time of our human species.
Rana Dajani
Aug 3, 2020

The medium

4. How Policy Makers and Universities Can Help Arab Scientists, Dajani R
Al fanar July 21, 2020

5.Stem Cell Statute in Jordan: Leading the Way
Front Gene 2020 Jul 17;11:657.

 doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00657. eCollection 2020.


6.Jacobs foundation Bold Expert Blog: Now is the time to change how we approach education


7.Jordan: where junior and senior scientists meet as equals.

Dajani R.

Nature. 2019 Nov;575(7784):596. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03663-5. No abstract available.

8.Clukay, C. J., Matarazzo, A., Dajani, R., Hadfield, K., Panter-Brick, C., & Mulligan, C. J. (2019).

FAAH,SLC6A4, and BDNF variants are not associated with psychosocial stress and mental health outcomes in a population of Syrian refugee youth. bioRxiv, 685636. doi:10.1101/685636

9.Dajani R, Dhawan S, Awad S The Increasing Prevalence of Girls in stem Education in the Arab World: What Can We Learn? Sociology of Islam May 2020 Volume 8 issue 2 Page 159-174

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/22131418-00802002

10.Rana Dajani, Alya Al Sager, Diego Placido and Dima Amso The Value of the We Love Reading Program for Executive Functions In Jordanian Children

Proceedings of the MIT LINC 2019 Conference, vol 3, pages 61--71




11.. The Ethics of Gene Editing from an Islamic Perspective: A Focus on the Recent Gene Editing of the Chinese Twins.

Al-Balas QAE, Dajani R, Al-Delaimy WK. Sci Eng Ethics. 2020 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s11948-020-00205-5. [Epub ahead of print]

12. HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1 and -DQB1 allele and haplotype frequencies and phylogenetic analysis of Bahraini population.

Hajjej A, Saldhana FL, Dajani R, Almawi WY. 

Gene. 2020 Apr 20;735:144399. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2020.144399. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

13. Genetic Polymorphisms of Pharmacogenes among the Genetically Isolated Circassian Subpopulation from Jordan.

Al-Eitan LN, Rababa'h DM, Hakooz NM, Alghamdi MA, Dajani RB.
J Pers Med. 2020 Jan 6;10(1). pii: E2. doi: 10.3390/jpm10010002.

14. The genetic landscape of Arab Population, Chechens and Circassians subpopulations from Jordan through HV1 and HV2 regions of mtDNA.

Al-Eitan L, Saadeh H, Alnaamneh A, Darabseh S, Al-Sarhan N, Alzihlif M, Hakooz N, Ivanova E, Kelsey G, Dajani R.

Gene. 2020 Mar 1;729:144314. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2019.144314. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Recent Books

1. 5 Scarves

 5 scarvs

Dr. Dajani fulfills many different roles in her life - she wears many different scarves.


2. We Love Reading: An Introduction

WLR Intro

The Book Highlights the Philosophy and the Experience of “We Love Reading” 

3. Reimers, Fernando. 2021 Leading Educational Change During a Pandemic: Reflections on Hope and Possibility 


 It discusses how 28 entrepreneurial educators pivoted to sustain educational opportunity.

A paperback version can be obtained from Amazon https://tinyurl.com/y3rbldts

A kindle version can be obtained from Amazon https://tinyurl.com/yywopsz4


4. Asgar R Dajani, D Amso (2019). Cognitive development mechanisms underlying socioemotional learning

Chapter 14 in Smart et al. (2019). NISSEM Global Briefs: Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable. Pp 688-702. Retrieved from: https://nissem.org/node/269


5. Dajani, Rana (2019). What is the secret sauce? The story of the We Love Reading program.

Chapter 34 in Smart et al. (2019). NISSEM Global Briefs: Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable. Pp 688-702. Retrieved from: https://nissem.org/node/269.


6. Dajani, Rana. 2019. "Science, Islam and Critical Thinking: Lessons for Museums" in Science Museums in Transition: Unheard Voices.

Eds Hooley McLaughlin and Judy Diamond. London and New York. Routledge. p 19-27.


7. Dajani R Ethics of Stem cells chapter in Research ethics in Middle East Published by Springer 2018


8. Dajani R A chapter in the book Al-Jayyousi, Odeh. Integral Innovation: New Worldviews. London: New York: Routledge,

Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.


9. Dajani, Rana. 2016. “Evolution and Islam: Is There a Contradiction?” In Muslim World Science

Initiative: Islam and Science: Muslim Responses to Science’s Big Questions,

Islamabad, February 12-13, 2015, 142-151.