B.S. Pharmacy 1982, M.S. 1986, PhD 1990. Full professor of Pharmacology 2000; Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Alexandria Univ.; Chair, National Scientific Committee on Faculty Promotion (Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy); Member, National Committee on Pharmacology (Academy of Scientific Research & Technology). Graduate student, Leeds Univ. (1988-1990), visiting research scholar, East Carolina Univ., NC, USA (1991-1993, 1996-1999, 2002-2004, 11 other 2-4 month visits). Publications: 129 peer-reviewed scholarly articles published in top tier international journals and 106 abstracts in international conferences. Research expertise: cardiovascular and renal neurobiology of drugs of abuse (ethanol, nicotine) and immunosuppressants. Editorial board positions: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, ChronoPhysiology and Therapy, Pharmacy Times Middle East, African journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Journal of Alcohol, Journal of Hypertension and Immunotherapy, Scientific Pages of Toxicology, Journal of Drug Safety and Toxicology, Austin Hypertension, Jacobs Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance, Austin Journal of Vascular Medicine, Egyptian Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Awards: Khalifa Award for Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research (United Arab Emirates), The National Prize for Scientific Encouragement (twice), The National Prize for Scientific Excellence, ACDIMA award (Jordon), Alexandria University Honorary Award, Distinguished Research Professor of Alexandria Univ., The Silver and Gold Appreciation Medal Awards (General Syndicate of Pharmacists, Egypt).