Dr. Sawsan  Abuhamdah
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Dr. Sawsan Abuhamdah

Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE

Highest Degree
PostDoc. in Neuropharmacology from University of Toledo, USA

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Dr. Sawsan Abuhamdah is a Jordanian registered Pharmacist, has completed her PhD from Durham University, UK and postdoctoral studies from Granada Medical School, Department of Pharmacology, Spain and has won postdoctoral Fulbright Research Award at the University of Toledo, Department of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, Ohio, USA, 2014-2015.Promoted to associate professor in 2014 at the faculty of pharmacy, University of Jordan, and now acting as Deputy Dean, College of Pharmacy, Al Ain University of Science and technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr. Abuhamdah has published many original research articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in the preparation of many symposium abstracts. Dr. Abuhamdah is a member of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), British Neuroscience Association (BNA), Sigma Phi Sigma pharmaceutical Sciences Honor Society, University of Toledo, USA, Jordan Pharmaceutical Association and has been serving as an editorial board member for the following journals: Journal of Innovations in Applied pharmaceutical Science (JIAPS.), Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences (JIPBS) , Journal of Drug Abuse and The Journal of Pharmacology and Alternative Medicine Therapeutic.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Neuro Pharmacology
Alzheimer Disease

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Abuhamdah, S., A. Khalil and Y. Sari, 2016. Targeting dopaminergic system for treating nicotine dependence. Cent. Nerv. Syst. Agents Med. Chem., 16: 137-142.
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  2. Naik, R., A. Shakya, N. Khalaf, S. Abuhamdah, G. Oriquat and A. Maraqa, 2015. GC-MS Analysis and Biological Evaluation of Essential Oil of Zanthoxylum Rhesta (Roxb.) DC Pericarp. Jordan J. Pharma. Sci., 8: 181-193.
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  3. Alasmari, F., S. Abuhamdah and Y. Sari, 2015. Effects of ampicillin on cysteine/glutamate exchanger transporter and glutamate transporter 1 isoforms as well as ethanol drinking behavior in male P rats. Neurosci. Lett., 600: 148-152.
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  4. Abuhamdah, S., R. Abuhamdah, H. Melanie-Jayne, S. Al-Olimat, A. Ennaceur and P. Chazot, 2015. Pharmacological and Neuroprotective profile of an essential oil derived from leaves of Aloysia citrodora Palau. J. Pharm. Pharmacol., 67: 1306-1315.
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  5. Shatarat, A., S. Abuhamdah, M. Al-Essa, F. Mohammad and S. Al-Olimat, 2014. Pharmacological effects of Peganum harmala L. Root Extract on Isolated Rat small Intestine. Pharmacogn. Commun., 4: 56-61.
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  6. Mahita, M., R. Abuhamdah, M. Howes, A. Ennaceur, S. Abuhamdah and P. Chazot, 2014. Identification of a novel GABAA receptor channel ligand derived from Melissa officinalis and Lavandula angustifolia essential oils. Eur. J. Med. Plants, 4: 810-818.
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  7. Hammad, H., S. Matar, S. Litescu, S. Abuhamdah, H. Al Jaber and F. Afifi, 2014. Biological Activities of the Hydro-alcoholic and Aqueous Extracts of Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Grown in Jordan. J. Nat. Sci., 6: 23-30.
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  8. Chibani, S., M. Al-Dabbas, S. Abuhamdah, T. Aburjai and R. Bencheraiet et al., 2014. Flavonoids and antioxidant activity of Thapsia garganica from Algeria. Chem. Nat. Compd., 50: 357-359.
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  9. Abuhamdah, S., R. Abuhamdah, A. Shakya, S. Al-Olimat and P. Chazot, 2014. Neuropharmacological evaluation of selected Jordanian traditional herbal medicines. Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol., 8: 1235-1241.
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  10. Abuhamdah, S., M. Habash and M. Taha, 2013. Elaborate ligand-based modelling coupled with QSAR analysis and in silico screening reveal new potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. J. Comput. Aided Mol. Des., 27: 1075-1092.
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