Education and Professional Experience



University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

PhD, Molecular Biology 2000-2005

Thesis Title: “Innate Immune Responses in the Lung and Liver”


University of Jordan Amman, Jordan

M.Sc., First Honors Award, Biology 1989-1992

B.Sc., First Honors Award, Biology 1985-1989


University of London London, UK

General Certificate of Education 1985



The Hashemite University Zarqa, Jordan

2019-   Full Professor

Other Duties at Hashemite University:

  • Committee for elearning and MOCCs, September 2015 – present
  • Committee for scientific research, September 2015 – present
  • Local GRE committee, March 2014- present
  • Strategy committee, Jan 2014 – present
  • QS committee, Oct 2013 – present
  • Information technology higher committee, Oct 2010 – present
  • Established first reading club, May 2009
  • Organizer of scientific day at the university, Spring 2009
  • Library committee for the Faculty of Science, Oct 2006 –present
  • Academic counselor for Biology students year 2005- 2006, Oct 2005 – present
  • Cultural committee for the Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Oct 2005 – present
  • Thesis committee member for numerous dissertations, 2008 and 2012-present
  • Thesis advisor for numerous dissertations
  • Organizer of department seminar series
  • Given various lectures on work, study abroad, and research

Alpha Sights June 2015-Present


UN Women Jordan Advisory Council 2013- Present

Frontiers in Immunology Jan 2013- Present

Editor Jun 2011-Present


Epic Education 2011-Present


Free Lance Journalist 2011-Present

“The Anatomical Record” Jul 2010-Present

Guest Editor

  1. Love Reading, Change (NGO) Amman, Jordan

Founder and President 2010- Present

GENE, Lancet, Ministry for Higher Education, Cytokine, and Others 2010-Present


University of Jordan March 2015-Sep 2015

Visiting Professor, Cell Therapy Center

The Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University Jan 2015-March 2015

Visiting Scholar

Center for Studies, Hashemite University Zarqa, Jordan

Director 2011-2012

Stem Cell Center, Genetics Dept, Yale University New Haven, CT

Fulbright Visiting Assistant Professor Sept 2012-Jan 2013

DQS UL Jordan 2011-2013


Meta Gene Sep 2013

Associate Editor

Hashemite University Zarqa, Jordan

Assistant Professor 2005-2012

Center for Service Learning, Hashemite University Zarqa, Jordan

Director Nov 2009-April 2010

University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

Research Assistant 2000-2005

Amman Academy Amman, Jordan

Teacher 1995-2000

Philadelphia University Amman, Jordan

Lecturer 1992-1994



  • Member of the National committee on stem cell ethics, Jan 2014 – present
  • Organizer of women mentoring project, Nov 2013- present
  • Organizer of women network in academia, Oct 2008- present
  • Member of UN women advisory board of Jordan, Jun 2013 –present
  • Member of board of directors for the scientific research society Amman Jordan, Mar 2013 – present
  • Expert consultant in Education sector, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia, Feb 2013- present
  • Organizer of three workshops for Faculty of Pharmacy curriculum reform as HERE Zarqa university, Feb 2013- present
  • Co-organizer for Islam and Science workshop John Templeton foundation Hashemite university Zarqa, Jordan, Jan 2012- present
  • Mentor AMENDS program Stanford University, USA, 2012- present
  • Advisory councilor of the Fetzer Advisory council on the Natural Sciences, Fetzer institute USA, 2012 – present
  • Co-organizer for Student learning outcomes workshops, Nov 2011- present
  • Trainer, We love Reading, Mar 2011-present
  • Member of IT higher committee, Sep 2010- present
  • Coordinator for Frontiers of pluripotent Stem cell course in Jordan in collaboration with International Cell Research Organization, University of Pittsburgh, Farah Hospital, Hashemite University, July 2010- present
  • Mentor at mentor net, Jan 2011 –present
  • Fulbright External reviewer, 2008- present
  • International Office at the Hashemite university, Feb 2008 – present
  • 2019 GEM report UNGA New York, USA Sep 22, 2017
  • The Business and Professional Women Association- Amman BPWA- Inspiring Young Women To Join The Workforce, 2017
  • MEPI project, train female academics from Jordan universities in networking and research, 2017
  • The Academy of Engineering and Technology for the Developing World (AETDEW) founding fellow, 2016
  • Workshop on how to write a manuscript, Harvard, Sep 2016
  • Member of International Diabetes Federation Committee for Epidemiology and Public Health committee, 2016
  • Senior Member of SASTA, 2016
  • Consultant/advisor course in evolution in arabic University of California Berkley, 2016
  • Pre-Jury member WISE Award 2016
  • Conference coordinator, “How to write a manuscript” workshop, JSSR, PEER, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber, Zarqa University, Zarqa Jordan, September 26-27, 2016
  • Judge ASRF women innovators in charge Jury member, Jul 2, 2016
  • Stars WLR/Taghyeer, Workshop coordinator, March 24, 2016
  • Member of advisory forum PIZZA Washington DC Feb,10 2016
  • Research Cooperation Across the Development Divide: Partnering to Advance Science and Research Capacity"
  • Early Childhood Peace Consortium member Yale University, 2015
  • Board member Association of Jordan women in academia, 2015
  • UNESCO ISCTIC member of governing board, 2015
  • Member of the Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) Advisory Committee, University of Maryland USA, 2015
  • AINAC jury member for projects, 2015
  • Conference coordinator, Second circle of alemat PEER project, October 2015
  • Conference coordinator, TEDxHashemiteUniversitywomen 2015, May 30, 2015
  • Co-organizer for the seventh scientific research conference (stem cell sector), May 2014
  • Center for Cell Therapy, train staff and researchers, University of Jordan, Apr – Aug 2015
  • CO-founder of the Islamic World Academy for Young Scientists, ISESCO, April 2014
  • Role model, advisor and competition judge for Chain Reaction Problem based learning Project FP7, Mar – Apr, 2014
  • Conference Organizer, We love reading, Feb 2014
  • Adviser to Think unlimited, Jan 2014 – Jan, 2015
  • Conference coordinator, Women mentoring meeting TEMPUS and Hashemite University, Nov 19, 2013
  • Student learning outcomes for the humanities and arts at the Hashemite University by TEMPUS European Higher education reform experts, Jan 29- Feb 1, 2012
  • Student learning outcomes for the health and engineering sciences at the Hashemite University by TEMPUS European Higher education reform experts, Feb 1- Feb 3, 2012
  • Conference coordinator, TEDxHashemite University, Theme: “leadership, Dec 20 ,2011
  • Conference coordinator, TEDx Hashemite University women, Theme: “empower women empower the world,” Dec 2, 2011
  • Service learning workshop training for Faculty, trainer, TEMPUS Holiday Inn Dec 1, 2011
  • Higher council of science and technology, Office of capacity building of Jordanian researchers, train on networking, international partnerships and communication skills, Jun 4, 2011
  • Conference organizer, We love reading, July 2010
  • Member of team of Arabic Book Program Titles Selection Committee, USA embassy, Jordan, Feb 2010
  • Member of advisory board of Raneen (audio books for children), Jan 2010
  • Member of scientific committee for Evolution Debate. British council, Jordan, Feb 2011
  • Research member of the Jordan national center for women, June 2009
  • Member of the National Team for setting priorities for health research issues for Jordan, July 2009
  • July 2009 Member of Queen Rania Teacher academy for the collaborative writing challenges in Jordan, July 2009
  • Consultant for the Triangle research group, Dec 2009
  • Women networking in academia, Jordan University, Dec 23, 2008
  • Conference coordinator, Women networking event, Belle View Hotel, Amman Jordan, Oct 30, 2008
  • Head of the committee for the fourth science research cancer conference, August 2008
  • Member of task force for the Jordan US joint committee on health. Higher council of Science and technology, June 2008
  • Member of committee for stem cell research, Higher council Science and technology, June 2008
  • Founder and Director of "Change" Community Service Organization مؤسسة تغيير



  • Senior Member of SASTA, 2016
  • Association of Women Academics of Jordan
  • Community genetics network
  • Mentor net
  • Arab International women forum
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Arab world social innovators
  • Fulbright alumni
  • Human genome organization (HUGO)
  • American association cancer research (AACR)
  • American association for the advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Jordan Biology Society
  • National Geographic Society



  • Biology 101 and 102 (freshman)
  • Cell Biology (sophomore)
  • Cell Biology for medical students (freshman)
  • Cell Biology virtual lab
  • Special Topics: Criticizing scientific articles (senior)
  • Special Topics : Bioinformatics and signal transduction (Graduate level)
  • Senior Seminar
  • Molecular Biology (sophomore)
  • Evolution (senior)
  • Molecular Biology (Graduate level)
  • Cell Biology (Graduate level)
  • Bioinformatics (undergraduate level)
  • Developed e-learning courses in global civics, cell biology, cell biology lab, and bioinformatics