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Department of Pathology


Pathology is a wide-ranging discipline. It covers several fields; some of the themes in pathology are histopathology, cytology, hematopathology, clinical chemistry, and human genetics. The Department of Pathology provides teaching and clinical services to all the above disciplines. The Deparment is involved in several interdisciplinary research projects with other departments.


  • Pre-Med Course: An introduction to the study of human diseases (general and molecular pathology; principles of pathology, and pathogenesis of disease)
  • Pre-Clinical Course: Anatomic and clinical pathology of different organs affected by diseases (congenital, inflammatory, traumatic, vascular, degenerative and neoplastic). Pathophysiology, clinical correlations and molecular basis of diseases.
  • Clinical Course: Pathophysiological and molecular aspects of clinical medicine, presented in multidisciplinary seminars.

  • PhD Experimental
  • Pathology PhD Human Genetics

  • Alain Pathology Journal Club.
  • Pathology Elective Training.

  • Pathology Department Instagram Educational site

This is an interactive educational project targeting medical students and residents. It presents clinically encountered clinical cases seen by pathologists as a member of the clinical patient managing team. The cases are presented as they are encountered in the clinical setting by presenting a brief pertinent history, the pathological findings and other supportive investigations, diagnosis and outcome/treatment options. It aids in the educational process through visual memory of the cases presented. Students regularly participate in preparing case discussions.
Group Name : Path_Gram_UAEU Link

  • Pathology Art Award: 1st version hosted 2014


  1. Abdelrahman HA, John A, Ali BR, Al-Gazali L (2019) Further Delineation of the Microcephaly Micromelia Syndrome Associated With Loss-of-Function Variants in DONSON. Molecular Syndromology, 10(3):171-176.
  2. Abdelrahman H, Al-Shamsi A, John A, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2019) A novel SLC1A4 variant (p.Tyr191) causes spastic tetraplegia, thin corpus callosum, and progressive microcephaly (SPATCCM) with seizure disorder. Child Neurology Open, 6:1-6.
  3. Abid HA, Almarzooqi S. Pathological changes associated with DEFLUX use in vesicoureteric reflux. Int J Case Rep Images 2019;10:101044Z01HA2019.
  4. Al Absi, H.S., Konstantinopoulou, S., Al Junaibi, Al Junaibi, A.A., Abdullah, M.F, Sharma, V., Almarzooqi, S. Type I regressed pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 10-year-old boy. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2019).
  5. Ali BH, Al-Salam S, Adham SA, Al Balushi K, Al Za'abi M, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Manoj P, Nemmar A.Testicular Toxicity of Water Pipe Smoke Exposure in Mice and the Effect of Treatment with Nootkatone Thereon. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019 Jun 25;2019:2416935.
  6. Ali BH, Al Salam S, Al Suleimani Y, Al Za'abi M, Abdelrahman AM, Ashique M, Manoj P, Adham SA, Hartmann C, Schupp N, Nemmar A. Effects of the SGLT-2 Inhibitor Canagliflozin on Adenine-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease in Rats. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2019;52(1):27-39.
  7. Ali II, Al-Salam S, Howarth FC, Shmygol A. Oxytocin induces intracellular Ca2+ release in cardiac fibroblasts from neonatal rats. Cell Calcium. 2019 Oct 4;84:102099.
  8. Al-Mahayri ZN, Al-Jaibeji HS, Saab Y, Souliman K, Al-Gazali L, Patrinos GP and Ali BR (2019) VKORC1 Variants as Significant Predictors of Warfarin Dose in Emiratis. Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 12:47–57.
  9. Al-Salam S, Aburawi EH, Al-Hammadi S, Dhanasekaran S, Shafiuallah M, Yasin J, Sudhadevi M, Awwad A, Alper SL, Kazzam EE, Bellou A. Cellular and Immunohistochemical Changes in Anaphylactic Shock Induced in the Ovalbumin-Sensitized Wistar Rat Model. Biomolecules. 2019 Mar 13;9(3).
  10. Al-Salam S, Sudhadevi M, Awwad A, Al Bashir M. Trefoil factors peptide-3 is associated with residual invasive breast carcinoma following neoadjuvant chemotherapy. BMC Cancer. 2019 Feb 11;19(1):135.
  11. Fragoulakis V, Bartsakoulia M, Díaz-Villamarín X, Chalikiopoulou K, Kehagia K, Ramos JGS, Martínez-González LJ, Gkotsi M, Katrali E, Skoufas E, Vozikis A, John A, Ali BR, Wordsworth S, Dávila-Fajardo CL, Katsila T, Patrinos GP, Mitropoulou C (2019) Cost-effectiveness analysis of pharmacogenomics-guided clopidogrel treatment in Spanish patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The Pharmacogenomics Journal. 19:438-445.
  12. Ferdous Z, Al-Salam S, Greish YE, Ali BH, Nemmar A. Pulmonary exposure to silver nanoparticles impairs cardiovascular homeostasis: Effects of coating, dose and time. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2019 Jan 9;367:36-50
  13. Hammad FT, Al-Salam S, Nemmar A, Ali M, & Lubbad L. The Effect of Arabic Gum on Renal Function in Reversible Unilateral Ureteric Obstruction. Biomolecules, 2019: 9(1).
  14. Kolliopoulou A, Siamoglou S, John A, Sgourou A, Kourakli A, Symeonidis A, Vlachaki E, Chalkia P, Theodoridou S, Ali BR, Katsila T, Patrinos GP & Papachatzopoulou A (2019) Role of Genomic Biomarkers in Increasing Fetal Hemoglobin Levels Upon Hydroxyurea Therapy and in β-Thalassemia Intermedia: A Validation Cohort Study. Hemoglobin, 43(1):27-33.
  15. Karkout KA, Al Sherif S, Hussein Q, Albawardi A, Boobes Y. Possible acute rejection associated with the use of the new anti-hepatitis C virus medications. Avicenna J Med. 2019. doi: 10.4103/ajm.AJM_171_17.
  16. Kizhakkedath P, John A, Al-Sawafi BK, Al-Gazali L & Ali BR. Endoplasmic reticulum quality control of LDLR variants associated with Familial Hypercholesterolemia. FEBS Open Bio., 2019 Oct 6. doi: 10.1002/2211-5463.12740.
  17. Mohamed FE, Al-Sorakhy M, Ghattas MA, Al-Zaabi N, Al-Shamsi A, Al-Gazali L, Al-Jasmi F & Ali BR (2019) A novel homozygous missense variant in NAGA in a child with severe neurological manifestations associated with microcephaly illustrates the extreme phenotypic heterogeneity in Schindler disease. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 2019 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s12031-019-01398-6
  18. Mousa HM, Al-Salam S, Abu-Zidan FM. Small bowel angiomyxoma causing intussusception: Case report and review of the literature. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019;59:197-200.
  19. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Al Ansari Z, Alkharas ZA, Al Ahbabi RM, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Yasin J, Ali BH. Impact of Pulmonary Exposure to Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on Experimental Acute Kidney Injury. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2019;52(3):439-454.
  20. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Ali BH. Gum Arabic Ameliorates Impaired Coagulation and Cardiotoxicity Induced by Water-Pipe Smoke Exposure in Mice. Front Physiol. 2019 Feb 25;10:53.
  21. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Ali BH. Aortic Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and DNA Damage Following Pulmonary Exposure to Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in a Rat Model of Vascular Injury. Biomolecules. 2019 Aug 17;9(8).
  22. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Ali BH. Waterpipe Smoke Exposure Triggers Lung Injury and Functional Decline in Mice: Protective Effect of Gum Arabic. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019 Apr 21;2019:8526083.
  23. Stratopoulos A, Kolliopoulou A, Karamperis K, John A, Kydonopoulou K, Esftathiou G, Sgourou A, Kourakli A, Vlachaki E, Chalkia P, Theodoridou S, Papadakis MN, Gerou S, Symeonidis A, Katsila T, Ali BR, Papachatzopoulou A, Patrinos GP (2019) Genomic variants in members of the Krüppel-like factor gene family are associated with disease severity and hydroxyurea treatment efficacy in β-hemoglobinopathies patients. Pharmacogenomics, 20(11):791-801.
  24. Abdelrahman HA, Al-Shamsi A, John A, Hertecant J, Lootah A, Ali BR, Al-Gazali L (2018) A recessive truncating variant in thrombospondin-1 domain containing protein 1 gene THSD1 is the underlying cause of non-immune hydrops fetalis, congenital cardiac defects, and haemangiomas in 4 patients from a consanguineous family. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 176:1996-2003.
  25. Abdelrahman HA, Al-Shamsi AM, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2018) A null variant in PUS3 confirms its involvement in intellectual disability and expands the associated neurological phenotype. Clinical Genetics, 94:586-587.
  26. Albawardi A, Quddus MR, Al Awar S, Almarzooqi S. Frequency of rare and multiviral high-risk HPV types infection in cervical high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in a non-native dominant middle eastern country: a polymerase chain reaction-based pilot study. Diagn Pathol. 2018 Jun 26;13(1):42. doi: 10.1186/s13000-018-0716-x.
  27. Ali BH, Al-Salam S, Al Suleimani Y, Al Kalbani J, Al Bahlani S, Ashique M, Manoj P, Al Dhahli B, Al Abri N, Naser HT, Yasin J, Nemmar A, Al Za'abi M, Hartmann C, Schupp N. Curcumin Ameliorates Kidney Function and Oxidative Stress in Experimental Chronic Kidney Disease. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 2018;122(1):65-73.
  28. Al-Salam S, Hashmi S. Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Apoptotic, Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Role of Galectin-3. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018;50(3):1123-1139.
  29. Al-Jezawi NK, Al-Shamsi AM, Suleiman J, Ben-Salem S, John A, Vijayan R, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2018) Compound heterozygous MPDZ mutations are the underlying cause of mild non-progressive communicating hydrocephalus. BMC Medical Genetics, 19:34.
  30. Almarzooqi S, Quadri A, Albawardi A. Gallbladder Polyps in Metachromatic Leukodystrophy. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2018:102-108. doi: 10.1080/15513815.2018.1424277.
  31. Almarzooqi S and Campbell C. Genetic Research using Archival Tissue: Ethical, Social and legal Considrations in the United Arab Emirates. ABR (2018).
  32. Al Za'abi M, Al Salam S, Al Suleimani Y, Manoj P, Nemmar A, Ali BH. Gum Acacia Improves Renal Function and Ameliorates Systemic Inflammation, Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes in Rats with Adenine-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018;45(6):2293-2304.
  33. Ben-Mahmoud A, Ben-Salem S, Al-Sorkhy M, John A, Ali BR, Al-Gazali L (2018) A B3GALT6 variant in patient originally described as Al-Gazali syndrome and implicating the ER quality control in the mechanism of some β3GalT6-pathy mutations. Clinical Genetics, 93:1148-1158.
  34. 106. Ben-Salem S, Robbins SM, Sobreira NLM, Lyon A, Al-Shamsi AM, Islam B, Akawi NA, John A, Thachillath R, Valle D, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2018) Defect in phosphoinositide signaling through a homozygous variant in PLCB3 causes a new form of spondylometaphyseal dysplasia with corneal dystrophy. Journal of Medical Genetics. 55:122-130.
  35. Dallak MA, Bin-Jaliah I, Albawardi A, Haidara MA, Sakr HF, Eid RA, Hassan WN, Al-Ani B. Swim exercise training ameliorates hepatocyte ultrastructural alterations in rats fed on a high fat and sugar diet. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2018:155-161. doi: 10.1080/01913123.2017.1422581.
  36. Hammad FT, Al-Salam S, Yuvaraju P, Lubbad L. Alda-1, an aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 agonist, causes deterioration in renal functions following ischemia-reperfusion injury due to crystalline nephropathy. Drug Dev Res. 2018 Oct 6.
  37. Hassani A, Corboy JR, Al-Salam S, Khan G. Epstein-Barr virus is present in the brain of most cases of multiple sclerosis and may engage more than just B cells. PLoS One. 2018 2;13(2):e 0192109.
  38. Kizhakkedath P, John A, Al-Gazali L & Ali BR (2018) Degradation routes of trafficking-defective VLDLR mutants associated with Dysequilibrium syndrome. Scientific Reports. 8(1):1583.
  39. Mousa HM, Al-Salam S, Abdullah A, Abu-Zidan FM. Primary anterior abdominal wall leiomyoma in a pregnant woman. ANZ J Surg. 2018 Sep 21.
  40. Nair VS, El Salhat H, Taha RZ, John A, Ali BR, Elkord E (2018) DNA methylation and repressive H3K9 and H3K27 trimethylation in the promoter regions of PD-1, CTLA-4, TIM-3, LAG-3, TIGIT and PD-L1 genes in human primary breast cancer. Clinical Epigenetics. 10:78.
  41. Nair VS, Toor S, Ali BR, Elkord E (2018) Dual inhibition of STAT1 and STAT3 activation downregulates expression of PD-L1 in human breast cancer cells. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets. 22:547-557.
  42. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Ali BH. Thrombosis, systemic and cardiac oxidative stress and DNA damage induced by pulmonary exposure to diesel exhaust particles, and the effect of nootkatone thereon. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018: 314(5):H917-H927.
  43. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Hamadi N, Ali BH. In Vivo Protective Effects of Nootkatone against Particles-Induced Lung Injury Caused by Diesel Exhaust Is Mediated via the NF-κB Pathway. Nutrients. 2018;10(3).
  44. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Yuvaraju P, Beegam S, Ali BH. Exercise Training Mitigates Water Pipe Smoke Exposure-Induced Pulmonary Impairment via Inhibiting NF-κB and Activating Nrf2 Signalling Pathways. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018 Mar 6;2018:7459612. doi: 10.1155/2018/7459612.
  45. Shaukat Q, Hertecant J, El Hattab AW, Ali BR & Suleiman J (2018) West syndrome, developmental and epileptic encephalopathy and severe CNS disorder in association with WWOX mutations. Epileptic Disorders, 20:401-412.
  46. Subramanya SB, Chandran S, Almarzooqi S, Raj V, Al Zahmi AS, Al Katheeri RA, Al Zadjali SA, Collin PD, Adrian TE. Frondanol, a Nutraceutical Extract from Cucumaria frondosa, Attenuates Colonic Inflammation in a DSS-Induced Colitis Model in Mice. Mar Drugs. 2018 Apr 30;16(5).
  47. Al-Ahmad MM, Amir N, Dhanasekaran S, John A, Abdulrazzaq YM, Ali BR & Bastaki S (2017) Genetic polymorphisms of cytochrome P450-1A2 (CYP1A2) among Emiratis. PLOS ONE, 12(9):e0183424.
  48. Al-Ahmad MM, Amir N, Dhanasekaran S, John A, Abdulrazzaq YM, Ali BR, Bastaki S (2017) Studies on N-Acetyltransferase (NAT2) Genotype Relationships in Emiratis: Confirmation of the Existence of Phenotype Variation among Slow Acetylators. Annals of Human Genetics, 81:190-196.
  49. Al-Jezawi NK, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2017) Endoplasmic Reticulum Retention of Xylosyltransferase 1 (XYLT1) Mutants Underlying Desbuquois Dysplasia type II. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 173A:1773–1781.
  50. Almarzooqi S, Awwad A, Alameeri Suhaila, Albawardi A. PAX8 Expression in Non-Epithelial and Germ Cell Gynecological Tumors. International Journal of Cancer Research & Molecular Mechanisms. 2017; volume 3.2
  51. Al-Mahayri ZN, Patrinos GP and Ali BR. Pharmacogenomics in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Promises and Limitations (2017) Pharmacogenomics, 18:687-699. Review.
  52. Almarzooqi S, Awwad A, Ameeri SAA, Albawardi A (2017) PAX8 Expression in Non- Epithelial and Germ Cell Gynecological Tumors. Int J Cancer Res Mol Mech 3(1): doi http://dx.doi. org/10.16966/2381-3318.131.
  53. Almarzooqi S, Quadri A, Albawardi A. Gallbladder polyps in metachromatic leukodystrophy. Fetal & Pediatric Pathology. Accepted for publication December 2017.
  54. Alsuwaidi AR, George JA, Almarzooqi S, Hartwig SM, Varga SM, Souid AK. Sirolimus alters lung pathology and viral load following influenza A virus infection. Respir Res. 2017 Jul 11;18(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s12931-017-0618-6.
  55. Baker M, Al-Sultan I, Sabri J, AlJuboori A, Bin Ziz A, Tabbaa M, Al-Salam S. Hematologic and blood chemistry changes in toe tumors affecting arabian camels (Camelus Dromedarius). Indian journal of applied research 2017: 7( 8):588-592.
  56. Baker M, Al-Sultan I, Sabri J, AlJuboori A, Bin Ziz A, Tabbaa M, Al-Salam S. Histopathology outcomes associated with surgically amputated toe tumor in arabian camel (Camelus Dromedarius). Indian journal of applied research 2017: 7( 8):603-607.
  57. Baker M, Al-Sultan I, Sabri J, AlJuboori A, Bin Ziz A, Tabbaa M, Al-Salam S. Some epidemiological studies on toe tumor in the Arabian Camel (Camelus dromedarius). Journal of Camelid Science 2017, 10: 31–42.
  58. Chondrou V, Kolovos P, Sgourou A, Kourakli A, Pavlidaki A, Kastrinou V, John A, Symeonidis A, Ali BR, Papachatzopoulou A, Katsila T, Patrinos GP (2017) Whole transcriptome analysis of human erythropoietic cells during ontogenesis suggests a role of VEGFA gene as modulator of fetal hemoglobin and pharmacogenomic biomarker of treatment response to hydroxyurea in β-type hemoglobinopathy patients. Human Genomics, 11(1):24.
  59. Fatima Al-Meqbaali, Hosam Habib, Aws Othman, Saeda Al-Marzooqi, Alia Al-Bawardi, Javed Yasin Pathan, Serene Hilary, Usama Souka1, Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Wissam Ibrahim, Carine Platat. The antioxidant activity of date seed: preliminary results of a preclinical in vivo study. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2017. 29(11):822-832. doi: 10.9755/ejfa.2017.v29.i11.1477
  60. Gariballa N, Ben-Mahmoud A, John A, Al-Shamsi AM, Ali BR, Al-Gazali L (2017) A Novel Aberrant Splice Site Mutation in COL27A1 is Responsible for Steel Syndrome associated with Extended Hearing Loss Phenotype. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 173:1257-1263.
  61. Hertecant J, Komara M, Nagi A, Al-Zaabi O, Fathallah W, Cui H, Yang Y, Eng CM, Al-Gazali L and Ali BR (2017) A de novo mutation in the X-linked PAK3 gene is the underlying cause of intellectual disability and macrocephaly in monozygotic twins. European Journal of Medical Genetics, 60:212-216.
  62. Katsila T, Mitropoulos K, Mohamed Z, Forero DA, Laissue P, Wonkam A, Lopez-Correa C, Chantratita W, Llerena A, Ali BR and Patrinos GP (2017) Genomic Medicine in Developing Countries and Resource-Limited Environments. Molecular Diagnostics, Chapter 26:259-467. Elsevier. (Book Chapter).
  63. Khaja ASS, Toor SM, El-Salhat H, Faour I, UlHaq N, Ali BR & Elkord E (2017) Preferential Accumulation of Regulatory T cells with Highly Immunosuppressive Characteristics in Breast Tumor Microenvironment. Oncotarget, 8:33159-33171.
  64. Kolliopoulou A, Stratopoulos A, Siamoglou S, Sgourou A, Ali BR, Papachatzopoulou A, Katsila T & Patrinos GP (2017) Key pharmacogenomic considerations for sickle cell disease patients. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 21:314-322.
  65. Mohamed FE, Al-Gazali L, Al-Jasmi F & Ali BR (2017) Pharmaceutical Chaperones and Proteostasis Regulators in the Therapy of Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Current Perspective and Future Promises. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8:448. Review.
  66. Mitropoulos K, Cooper DN, Mitropoulou C, Agathos S, Reichardt JKV, Al-Maskari F, Chantratita W, Wonkam A, Dandara C, Katsila T, Lopez-Correa C, Ali BR, Patrinos GP (2017) Genomic Medicine Without Borders: Which Strategies Should Developing Countries Employ to Invest in Precision Medicine? A New "Fast-Second Winner" Strategy. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 21(11):647-657.
  67. Mitropoulos K, Merkouri Papadima E, Xiromerisiou G, Balasopoulou A, Charalampidou K, Galani V, Zafeiri KV, Dardiotis E, Ralli S, Deretzi G, John A, Kydonopoulou K, Papadopoulou E, di Pardo A, Akcimen F, Loizedda A, Dobričić V, Novaković I, Kostić VS, Mizzi C, Peters BA, Basak N, Orrù S, Kiskinis E, Cooper DN, Gerou S, Drmanac R, Bartsakoulia M, Tsermpini EE, Hadjigeorgiou GM, Ali BR, Katsila T, Patrinos GP (2017) Genomic variants in the FTO gene are associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Greek patients. Human Genomics, 11(1):30.
  68. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Ali BH. The acute pulmonary and thrombotic effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles after intratracheal instillation in mice. Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 10;12:2913-2922.
  69. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Oulhaj A, Ali BH. Water-Pipe Smoke Exposure-Induced Circulatory Disturbances in Mice, and the Influence of Betaine Supplementation Thereon. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2017;41:1098-1112.
  70. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Yuvaraju P, Beegam S, Yasin J, Ali BH. Chronic exposure to water-pipe smoke induces cardiovascular dysfunction in mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 1;312(2):H329-H339.
  71. Zhang J, Gambin T, Yuan B, Szafranski P, Rosenfeld JA, Albalwi M, Al-Gazali L, Al Shamsi A, Komara M, Ali BR, Roeder E, McAuley L, Roy DS, Manchester DM, Magoulas P, King LE, Hannig V, Andrieux J, Zhu W, He W, Vetrin F, Ward PA, Cheung SW, Bi W, Lupski JR, Eng CM, Yang Y, Patel A, Lalani SR, Xia F, Stankiewicz P (2017) Haploinsufficiency of the E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase gene TRIP12 causes intellectual disability with or without autism spectrum disorders, speech delay, and dysmorphic features. Human Genetics. 136:377-386.
  72. Abdel-Kader S, Al-Salam S, Abu-Zidan FM. Acute typhlitis caused by a caecal faecolith. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jun;17(2):102-4.
  73. Albawardi Alia, Al Sharri Sheikha, Al Bashir Mohammed, Almarzooqi Saeeda. Flat epithelial atypia in a mammary hamartoma: case report and clinicopathologic correlates. Int J Clin Exp Med 2016;9(2):4896-4900
  74. Al-Hammadi S, Almarzooqi S, Albawardi A, Souid AK. Effects of molecularly targeted therapies on murine thymus: highly selective mTOR inhibitors induce reversible thymic involution. Exp Hematol Oncol. 2016;5:22
  75. Al-Jaibeji HS, John A, Al-Gazali L, Oulhaj A, Soliman K, Katsila T, Brand A, Patrinos GP, and Ali BR (2016) Allele and genotype frequencies of the warfarin treatment two most important SNPs in VKORC1 gene among Emiratis. Hamdan Medical Journal, 9:75–84.
  76. Almarzooqi S, Albawardi A. The Hoopoe: A guide for anyone seeking a career in medicine and for anyone already on the way. Dar Amjad, Amman-Jordan, 2016. ISBN/Barcode: 978-9957-99-327-6
  77. Akawi NA, Ben-Salem S, Hertecant J, John A, Pramathan T, Kizhakkedath P, Ali BR and Al-Gazali L (2016) A Homozygous Splicing Mutation In ELAC2 Suggests Phenotypic Variability Including Intellectual Disability With Minimal Cardiac Involvement. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 11:139.
  78. Akawi N, Ben-Salem S, Lahti L, Partanen J, Ali BR and Al-Gazali L (2016) A Recessive Syndrome of Intellectual Disability, Moderate Overgrowth and Renal Dysplasia Predisposing to Wilm's Tumor is caused by FIBP gene mutations. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 170:2111-2118.
  79. Al-Salam S, Alashari M. Embryonal tumor with abundant neuropil and true rosettes: A Distinct Immunohistochemical Pattern. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2016 Jul;24(6):e41-9.
  80. Al-Salam S, Elsharif M, Al Madani A, Zahid I, Ahmed B. Fibrillary glomerulonephritis with anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody: a combined glomerular insult. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2016; 9 , 8716-8723.
  81. Balasopoulou A, Stanković B, Panagiotara A, Nikčevic G, Peters BA, John A, Mendrinou E, Stratopoulos A, Legaki AI, Stathakopoulou V, Tsolia A, Govaris N, Govari S, Zagoriti Z, Poulas K, Kanariou M, Constantinidou N, Krini M, Spanou K, Nedeljko R, Ali BR, Borg J, Drmanac R, Chrousos G, Pavlovic S, Roma E, Zukic B, Patrinos GP, Katsila T (2016) Novel genetic risk variants for pediatric celiac disease. Human Genomics, 10:34.
  82. Ben-Salem S, Nara S, Akawi NA, Al-Shamsi AM, Valle D, Ali BR & AL-Gazali L (2016) Gonadal Mosaicism in ARID1B Gene Causes Intellectual Disability and Dysmorphic Features in Three Siblings. American Journal of Medical Genetics A, 170:156-161.
  83. Chalikiopoulou C, Tavianatou A-G, Kelepouri D, Chrysanthakopoulou M, Kanelaki V-K, Mourdoukoutas E, Siamoglou S, John A, Sgourou A, Papachatzopoulou A, Ali BR, Katsila T, Patrinos GP (2016) Genomic variants in the ASS1 gene, involved in the nitric oxide biosynthesis and signalling pathway, predict hydroxyurea treatment efficacy in β-type hemoglobinopathies patients. Pharmacogenomics, 17:393-403.
  84. Fernández-Cabezudo MJ, Faour I, Jones K, Champagne DP, Jaloudi MA, Mohamed YA, Bashir G, Almarzooqi S, Albawardi A, Hashim MJ, Roberts TS, El-Salhat H, El-Taji H, Kassis A, O'Sullivan DE, Christensen BC, DeGregori J, Al-Ramadi BK, Rincon M. Deficiency of mitochondrial modulator MCJ promotes chemoresistance in breast cancer. JCI Insight. 2016 May 19;1(7).
  85. Gravia A, Chondrou V, Kolliopoulou A, Kourakli A, John A, Symeonidis A, Ali BR, Sgourou A, Papachatzopoulou A, Katsila T, Patrinos GP (2016) SIN3A genomic variants are correlated with β-hemoglobinopathies disease severity and hydroxyurea treatment efficacy. Pharmacogenomics, 17:1785-1793.
  86. Hertecant J, Komara M, Nagi A, Suleiman J, Al-Gazali L and Ali BR (2016) A novel de novo mutation in DYNC1H1 gene underlying malformation of cortical development and cataract. Meta Gene, 18:124-127. **Images from this article have been selected as the cover page for the volume (Cover Image, Akawi N, Ben-Salem S, Lahti L, Partanen J, Ali BR, Al-Gazali L. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Aug;170(8):i. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37834.)
  87. Tridane A, El Khajah A, Ali BR (2016) The Possible Threat of Zika Virus in the Middle East. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 14:277-278.
  88. Khalil B Ramadi, Yassir A. Mohamed, Ashraf Al-Sbiei, Saeeda Almarzooqi, Ghada Bashir, Aisha Al Dhanhani, Dhanya Sarawathiamma, Shahnaz Qadri, Javed Yasin, Abderrahim Nemmar, Maria J. Fernandez-Cabezudo, Yousef Haik and Basel K. al-Ramadi. Acute Systemic Exposure to Silver-based Nanoparticles Induces Hepatotoxicity and NLRP3-dependent Inflammation. Nanotoxicology. 2016 Oct;10(8):1061-74. doi: 10.3109/17435390.2016.1163743.
  89. Komara M, John A, Suleiman J, Ali BR, Al‐Gazali L (2016) Clinical and molecular delineation of dysequilibrium syndrome type 2 and profound sensorineural hearing loss in an inbred Arab family. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 170:540-543.
  90. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Yuvaraju P, Beegam S, Yasin J, Ali BH. Chronic Exposure to Water-Pipe Smoke Induces Alveolar Enlargement, DNA Damage and Impairment of Lung Function. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;38(3):982-92.
  91. Nowrasteh G, Aziz T, Al Assas M, Al Nuaimi L, Marzouqi S, Quadri AA, Alrawi S. Metachronous Bilateral Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Am J Case Rep. 2016 Jan 8;17:127.
  92. Shawar SM, Ramadan AR, Ali BR, Ali MA, & John A (2016) FGF23-S129F Mutant Bypasses ER/Golgi to the Circulation of Hyperphosphatemic Familial Tumoral Calcinosis Patients. Bone, 93:187-195.
  93. Albawardi A, Almarzooqi S, Saraswathiamma D, Abdul-Kader HM, Souid AK, Alfazari AS. The mTOR inhibitor sirolimus suppresses renal, hepatic, and cardiac tissue cellular respiration. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2015 Mar 20;7(1):54-60.
  94. Ali BH, Al-Salam S, Al Za'abi M, Al Balushi KA, AlMahruqi AS, Beegam S, Al-Lawatia I, Waly MI, Nemmar A. Renoprotective effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid on cisplatin-induced acute renal injury in rats. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015 Jan;116(1):62-8.
  95. Almarzooqi SS, Alfazari AS, Abdul-Kader HM, Saraswathiamma D, Albawardi AS, Souid AK. In Vitro effects of platinum compounds on renal cellular respiration in mice. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology. 2015; 8(1):81-95.
  96. Ben-Salem S, Aljneibe MA, Khozaimy KM, Al-Kathiri KM, Alameri SS, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2015) A Novel Splice Site Deletion in the OFD1 Gene is responsible for Oral-Facial-Digital type 1 Syndrome in an Emirati Child. Hamdan Medical Journal, 8:155–160.
  97. Ben-Salem S, Al-Shamsi AM, John A, Ali BR & AL-Gazali L. (2015) A Novel Whole Exon Deletion in WWOX gene Causes Early Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability and Optic Atrophy. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 56:17-23.
  98. Ben-Salem S, Gleeson JG, Al-Shamsi AM, Islam B, Hertecant J, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2015) Asparagine Synthetase Deficiency Detected by Whole Exome Sequencing Causes Congenital Microcephaly, Epileptic Encephalopathy and Psychomotor Delay. Metabolic Brain Disease, 30:687-694.
  99. Ben-Salem S, Nara S, Al-Shamsi AM, Valle D, Ali BR & AL-Gazali L (2015) New Arab family with cerebral dysgenesis, neuropathy, ichthyosis and keratoderma syndrome suggests a possible founder effect for the c. 223delG mutation. The Journal of Dermatology, 42:821-822.
  100. Carine Platat, Hosam Habib, Aws Othman, Saeeda Al-Marzooqi, Alia Al-Bawardi, Fatima Al-Maqbali, Usama Diaa Eldin Mohamed Mohamed Souka, Javed Yasin Pathan, Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Wissam Ibrahim. "Safety and protective effect of date (Phoenix dactylifera) seed extract against oxidative damage in rat". International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2015;4 (4): 21-28
  101. Hashmi S, Al-Salam S . Acute myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury: A comparison. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015.
  102. Hashmi S, Al-Salam S . Galectin-1: a biomarker of surgical stress in murine model of cardiac surgery. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015 Jun 1;8(6):7157-64.
  103. Hashmi S, Al-Salam S.Galectin-3 is expressed in the myocardium very early post-myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Jul-Aug;24 (4):213-23. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2014.12.001
  104. John A, Kizhakkedath P, Al-Gazali L & Ali BR (2015) Defective cellular trafficking of the Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor Type II by Mutations Underlying Familial Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Gene, 561:148-156.
  105. Komara M, Al-Shamsi AM, Ben-Salem S, Ali BR and Al-Gazali L (2015) A novel single nucleotide deletion (c.1020delA) in NSUN2 causes intellectual disability in an Emirati child. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 57:393-399.
  106. Milhem RM, Al-Gazali L & Ali BR (2015) Improved plasma membrane expression of the trafficking defective P344R mutant of muscle, skeletal, receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK) causing congenital myasthenic syndrome. The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 60:119-129.
  107. Mitropoulos K, Al-Jaibeji H, Forero DA, Laissue P, Wonkam A, Lopez-Correa C, Mohamed Z, Chantratita W, Michael Lee MT, Katsila T, Brand A, Ali BR, Patrinos GP (2015) Success stories in genomic medicine from resource-limited countries. Human Genomics, 9:1-7. (Review).
  108. Moselhy H, Eapen V, Akawi NA, Younis A, Salih B, Othman AR, Yousef S, Clarke RA, and Ali BR (2015) Secondary association of PDLIM5 with Paranoid Schizophrenia in Emirati patients. Meta Gene, 5:135-139.
  109. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Yuvaraju P, Beegam S, Ali BH. Emodin mitigates diesel exhaust particles-induced increase in airway resistance, inflammation and oxidative stress in mice. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2015 Aug 15;215:51-7.
  110. Saeeda-S Almarzooqi, Ali-S Alfazari, Hidaya-M Abdul-Kader, Dhanya-Saraswathiamma, Alia-S Albawardi, Abdul-Kader Souid. In vitro effects of platinum compounds on renal cellular respiration in mice. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2015; 8(1):81-95.
  111. Suleiman Al-Hammadi; Alia Albawardi; Saeeda Almarzooqi; Abdul-Kader Souid. Effects of Molecularly Targeted Therapies on Murine Thymic Tissue: Highly Selective mTOR Inhibitors Induce Reversible Thymic Atrophy. Experimental Hematology & Oncology. Exp Hematol Oncol. 2015; 5: 22. doi: 10.1186/s40164-016-0044-3
  112. Sulaiman Al Hammadi, Saeeda Almarzooqi, Hidaya Mohammed Abdul-Kader, Dhanya Saraswathiamma, Abdul-Kader Souid. The PI3K-delta Inhibitor Idelalisib Suppresses Liver and Lung Cellular Respiration. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2015 Dec 13;7(3):115-25.2015;7(3):115-125.
  113. Albawardi A. Need to Think Outside Organ-based Diagnosis to Molecular Diagnostics. Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs. April 2014. 1(1): 10-12.
  114. Albawardi A, Al Ayyan M, Al Bashir M, Souid AK, Almarzooqi S. In vitro assessment of antitumor activities of the PI3K/mTOR inhibitor GSK2126458. Cancer Cell International. 2014;14(1):90.
  115. Albawardi AS, Awwad AA, Almarzooqi SS. Mammary carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells: a case report. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology. 2014;7(12):9038-43.
  116. Ali BH, Al-Salam S, Al Za'abi M, Al Balushi KA, Ramkumar A, Waly MI, Yasin J, Adham SA, Nemmar A. Does swimming exercise affect experimental chronic kidney disease in rats treated with gum acacia? PLoS One. 2014 Jul 21;9(7):e102528.
  117. Ali S. Alfazari, Saeeda Almarzooqi, Alia Albawardi, Sami Shaban, Bayan Al-Dabbagh, Dhanya Saraswathiamma, Saeed Tariq, Abdul-Kader Souid. Ex Vivo Effects of Sorafenib and Regorafenib on Murine Hepatocytes. Journal of Clinical Toxicology. 2014; 4:207. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000207.
  118. Al-Kindi A, Kizhakkedath P, Xu H, John A, Al Sayegh A, Ganesh A, Al-Awadi M, Al-Anbouri L, Al-Gazali L, Leitinger B & Ali BR (2014) A novel mutation in DDR2 causing spondylo-meta-epiphyseal dysplasia with short limbs and abnormal calcifications (SMED-SL) results in defective intra-cellular trafficking. BMC Medical Genetics, 15:42
  119. Al-Salam S, Hashmi S. Galectin-1 in early acute myocardial infarction. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 31;9(1):e86994.
  120. Almarzooqi S, Ahmad Al-Safi R, Fahad Al-Jassar W, Akhter SM, Chiab-Rassou Y, Albawardi A. Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor: report fo two cases in postmenapausal women with literature review and emphasis on cytological findings. Acta Cytologica. 2014; 58(2):198-210. (Impact factor 1.56)
  121. Almarzooqi S, Albawardi A, Alfazari AS, Saraswathiamma D, Abdul-Kader HM, Shaban S, Mallon R, Souid A-K. Effects of selected inhibitors of protein kinases and phosphatases on cellular respiration: an in vitro study. Journal of Clinical Toxicology. 4: 212; 2014. doi:10.4172/2161-0495.1000212.
  122. Alsuwaidi AR, Albawardi A, Almarzooqi S, Benedict S, Othman AR, Hartwig SM, Varga SM, Souid AK. Respiratory syncytial virus increase lung cellular bioenergetics in neonatal C57BL/6 mice. Virology. 2014;454-455: 263-9.
  123. Almarzooqi S, Alfazari AS, Albawardi A, Saraswathiamma D, Abdul-Kader HM, et al. Modulation of Cardiomyocyte and Hepatocyte Bioenergetics by Biguanides. Journal of Clinical Toxicology. 2014; 4:203. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000203.
  124. Alsuwaidi AR, Albawardi A, Khan NH, Souid AK. A 4-month-old baby presenting with dermal necrotizing granulomatous giant cell reaction at the injection site of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 8(1):285.
  125. Al-Salam S, Awwad A, Alashari M. Epstein-Barr virus infection is inversely correlated with the expression of retinoblastoma protein in Reed-Sternberg cells in classic Hodgkin lymphoma. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2014 Oct 15;7(11):7508-17.
  126. Ben-Salem S, Al-Shamsi AM, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2014) The Mutational Spectrum of the NF1 Gene in Neurofibromatosis Type I Patients from UAE. Childs Nervous System, 30:1183-1189.
  127. Ben-Salem S, Al-Shamsi AM, Gleeson JG & Ali BR and Al-Gazali L (2014) Mutations Spectrum of Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders among Arabs. Human Genome Variation, 1:14020. Review.
  128. Ben-Salem S, Rehm HL, Willems PJ, Tamimi ZA, Ayadi H, Ali BR & Al-Gazali L (2014) Analysis of Two Arab Families Reveals Additional Support for a DFNB2 Nonsyndromic Phenotype of MYO7A. Molecular Biology Reports, 41:193-200.
  129. Fahim MA, Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Dhanasekaran S, Shafiullah M, Yasin J, Hassan MY. Thromboembolic injury and systemic toxicity induced by nicotine in mice. Gen Physiol Biophys. 2014;33(3):345-55.
  130. Fhu CW, Graham AM, Yap CT, Al-Salam S, Castella A, Chong SM, Lim YC. Reed-Sternberg cell-derived lymphotoxin-α activates endothelial cells to enhance T-cell recruitment in classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2014 Nov 6;124(19):2973-82.
  131. Kizhakkedath P, Lorre A, Zelcer N, John A, Al-Blooshi AS, Al-Hosani AH, Al-Nuaimi AM, Al-Gazali L & Ali BR (2014) Impaired Trafficking of the Very Low Density Protein Receptor caused by missense mutations associated with Dysequilibrium syndrome. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Cell Research, 1843:2871-2877
  132. Matlik HN, Milhem RM, Saadeldin IY, Al-Jaibeji HM, Al-Gazali L & Ali BR (2014) Clinical and molecular analysis of a novel COLQ missense mutation causing Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome in a Syrian family. Pediatric Neurology, 51:165-169.
  133. Milhem RM, Ben-Salem SM, Al-Gazali LI & Ali BR (2014) Identification of the cellular mechanisms that modulate trafficking of Frizzled Family Receptor 4 (FZD4) missense mutants associated with FEVR. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 55:3423-3431.
  134. Nemmar A, Al-Salam S, Beegam S, Yuvaraju P, Yasin J, Ali BH. Pancreatic effects of diesel exhaust particles in mice with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2014;33(2):413-22.
  135. Reiff RE, Ali BR, Baron B, Yu TW, Ben-Salem S, Coulter ME, Schubert CR, Hill RS, Akawi NA, Evrony GD, Al-Saffar M, Felie JM, Partlow JN, Christine M. Sunu CM, Alkuraya FS, Meyer BF, Walsh CA, Al-Gazali L & Mochida GH (2014) METTL23, a Transcriptional Partner of GABPA, Is Essential for Human Cognition. Human Molecular Genetics, 23:3456-3466. (IF: 7.692, ISI 2012)

Clinical and Community Service

Clinical Service:

Members of the department provide clinical service in their fields of expertise in anatomical pathology, clinical pathology and human genetics. The department has the only UAE nationals with fellowship training in renal pathology and pediatric pathology. Clinical service is provided at Tawam Hospital and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

Community Service:

  • Participation/organization of Cancer Awareness Campaigns.
  • General public educational workshops.
    • e.g. Emirates Medical Association Mini Medical School.
  • Organization and participation at pathology meetings, oncological and medical meetings.


Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Extension
Prof. Suhail N. Abdullah Professor and Chair 7464
Dr. Alia S. Al Bawardi Associate Professor and Assistant Dean 7473
Dr. Saeeda S. Al Marzooqi Associate Professor and Assistant Dean 7471
Dr Bharathi Sengodan Instructor 7175
Afifa Azhar Instructor  


Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Extension
Ms. Dhanya Saraswathiamma Medical Research Specialist I 7626
Ms. Manjusha Sudhadevi Medical Research Specialist I 7628

General Enquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Pathology Department. We welcome your query and encourage you to contact us using the information below:

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Phone: +971 3 7137 464
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