Prof. Bashar Saad Profile

Faculty Member

Academic Rank: 
Full Professor
Specialization: 
Biochemistry/Cell biology

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Education: 
University/College NameDegree ReceivedSpecialization
University of Zuerich, Switzerland
MSc/MS
Cell biology and Biochemistry
University of Zuerich, Switzerland
Phd
Biochemistry
Academic Experience: 
FromToPresentPositionInstitutionDescription
01/03/2021
01/03/2021
Post doc
Neurosciences, ETH Zuerich Switezerlan
Neurobiology
01/10/1991
01/03/1995
Senior researcher
Toxicology, ETH Zuerich Switezerlan
In vitro cell toxicity models and the role of immune-mediators
01/10/1991
01/03/1995
Senior researcher
Toxicology, ETH Zuerich Switezerlan
In vitro cell toxicity models and the role of immune-mediators
01/10/1995
01/08/2000
Senior researcher
Polymers, ETH Zuerich Switezerlan
Tissue engineering on bone and cartilage
01/08/2012
01/08/2018
Head of the Higher Education Council of AlQasemi Academic College
AlQasemi Academic College
01/02/2013
01/08/2017
President of AlQasemi Academic College
AlQasemi academic college
01/08/2019
Member of the Palestinian Council for Higher Education
Higher Education
Administrative Experience: 
FromToPresentPositionInstitutionDescription
01/10/2001
01/10/2003
Head of the research center
Galilee Society- Israel
01/08/2008
07/10/2009
Dean of scientific research at The Arab-American University-Jenin/PA.
AAUP
01/10/2010
01/10/2013
Dean of scientific research center at AlQasemi Academic College
AlQasemi academic college
Courses Taught: 
Course TitleLevel
Cell Biology
Undergraduate
Immunology
Undergraduate
Biochemistry
Undergraduate
Animal Cell Culture
Undergraduate
Tissue Engineering
Undergraduate
Biography: 
Bashar Saad is professor of cell biology and immunology at the Arab American university. He has received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Zurich and observed his post-doc at the Institute of neurobiology at the ETH Zurich where he also served as senior scientist at the Institute of Toxicology. Later on he served as senior scientist in tissue engineering at the Institute of Polymers at the ETH Zurich and at the Research Division, Dep. of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich. He made a significant contribution in combining cell biology, immunology, and 3D cell culture techniques with Arab-Islamic herbal wisdom. His research interests include the anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of medicinal plants. He has written more than eighty original papers as well as review articles and book chapters on Arab-Islamic herbal medicine. He is the author of the first academic book about Arab and Islamic herbal medicine to published by John Wiley in 2011. Last month, he published his third book “Medicinal Plants and their Active Compounds for Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Treatment. Published by Springer, 2017” This work presents a systematic review of traditional herbal medicine and their active compounds, as well as their mechanism of action in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. Prof. Saad is a member of the editorial board of Evidence based Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Oxford Journals, The Open Complementary Medicine Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, and Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Skills: 
Medicinal plants: anti-inflammatory, Anticancer, Anti-obesity
Awards: 
Best research award (1998) of Swiss surgical society for the development of versatile biodegradable biomaterials
Best research award (2010) of “The Israeli Society for Complementary Medicine”
Hijawi Awards of the Arab American University 2007 and 2009 for best undergraduate research projects
Best researcher (2017) at the Arab American University-Palestine
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