Dr. Samar Al Nahhas
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Dr. Samar Al Nahhas

Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Animal Biology from Montpellier University 2, France

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Animal Biology
Infectious Disease
Vector Identification

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Rebih, N., S. Boutaiba, G. Aboualchamat, K. Souttou, A. Hakem and S.A. Nahhas, 2020. Molecular and epidemiological characterization of Giardia intestinalis assemblages detected in djelfa, Algeria. J. Parasitic Dis., 44: 281-288.
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  2. Nahhas, S.A. and G. Aboualchamat, 2020. Investigation of parasitic contamination of salad vegetables sold by street vendors in city markets in damascus, Syria. Food Waterborne Parasitol., 10.1016/j.fawpar.2020.e00090.
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  3. Al-Nahhas, S. and A. Altawil, 2017. Leishmaniasis in Syria. Int. J. cell. Sci. mol. Boil., Vol 3. 10.19080/IJCSMB.2017.03.555609.
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  4. Skhal, D., G. Aboualchamat, A. Al Mariri and S. Al Nahhas, 2016. Prevalence of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and sub-assemblages in symptomatic patients from Damascus city and its suburbs. Infect. Genet. Evol., 47: 155-160.
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  5. Skhal, D., G. Aboualchamat and S. Al Nahhas, 2016. Giardia duodenalis in Damascus, Syria: Identification of Giardia genotypes in a sample of human fecal isolates using polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism analyzing method. Acta Tropica, 154: 1-5.
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  6. Haddad, N., H. Saliba, A. Altawil, J. Villinsky and S. Al-Nahhas, 2015. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in the central provinces of Hama and Edlib in Syria: Vector identification and parasite typing. Parasites Vectors, Vol. 8. 10.1186/s13071-015-1147-0.
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  7. Al-Nahhas, S.A. and R.M. Kaldas, 2013. Characterization of Leishmania species isolated from cutaneous human samples from central region of syria by RFLP analysis. ISRN Parasitol. 10.5402/2013/308726.
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  8. Al-Nahhas, S.A., 2009. Serodiagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Syrian Arab republic. Saudi Med. J., 30: 382-386.
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  9. Al-Nahhas, S.A., A.A. Al-Taweel and M.A. Al-Taweel, 2008. Assessment of the direct agglutination test, fast agglutination screening test, and rK39 dipstick test for the sero-diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Syria. Saudi Med. J., 29: 1250-1254.
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  10. Al-Nahhas, S., M. Shaaban and L. Hammoud, 2005. Contribution study of visceral leishmaniasis in Syria. Saudi Med. J., 26: 490-492.
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  11. Gabrion, C., S. Walbaum, S. Al Nahhas, M. Mesnil and A.F. Petavy, 1995. Echinococcus multilocularis protoscoleces and hepatic cell activity in vitro. Int. J. Parasitol., 25: 127-130.
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  12. Walbaum, S., S. Al Nahhas, C. Gabrion, M. Mesnil and A.F. Petavy, 1994. Echinococcus multilocularis: in vitro interactions between protoscolices and Kupffer cells. Parasitol. Res., 80: 381-387.
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  13. Sarciron, M.E., S. Al-Nahhas, S. Walbaum, G. Raynaud and A.F. Petavy, 1991. Treatment of experimental alveolar echinococcosis: comparative study of mebendazole, isoprinosine and a mebendazole isoprinosine association. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 42: 417-419.
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  14. Al Nahhas, S., C. Gabrion, S. Walbaum and A.F. Petavy, 1991. In vivo cultivation of Echinococcus multilocularis protoscoleces in micropore chambers. Int. J. Parasitol., 21: 383-386.
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