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Mohamad Ali Hijazi


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Pharmaceutical Sciences Department


m.hijazi@bau.edu.lb


01 300110 Ex: 2794


Beirut


Mohamad Ali Hijazi

Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants


Dr. Mohamad Hijazi received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Beirut Arab University in 2007 with high distinction and honours. Based on his academic excellence, he was granted a master and Ph.D. degree scholarship from BAU in pharmaceutical sciences in 2010 & 2017 respectively. Dr. Hijazi joined the faculty of pharmacy at BAU as lecturer in 2014, and then promoted to Assistant Professor in 2017. Counting on his diversified experience in pharmacy practice and education, he is responsible to develop and teach courses related to natural products therapy and pharmacy practice. He continuously struggle to raise the quality of teaching by implementing recent and diversified activities and assessment methodologies. Dr. Hijazi has more than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical field. He used to work as community pharmacist, medical representative and supervisor at multinational pharmaceutical company and as teaching assistant at BAU since 2007. Dr. Hijazi research interests focus on discovering bioactive materials from natural products, targeting the anticancer, antimicrobial and analgesic activity of these compounds. He also interested in assessing the pharmacy profession in Lebanon in both qualitative and quantitative manner.

Research Interest and Recent publications

PATENT:

A Pharmaceutical Preparation of Lebanese Plant Extract as Potential Natural Opioid Analgesic and Remedy for Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Lebanese Patency, MET, PATENCY Nb. 11070.

Papers:

Hijazi MA, Aboul-Ela M, Bouhadir K, Fatfat M,  Gali-Muhtasib H, and Ellakany A (2018). “Alkaloids of Papaver libanoticum and their Cytotoxic”. Records of Natural Products, 12(6): 611-618. DOI: http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.53.17.11.187

Hijazi MA, Elmallah A, Aboul-Ela M, and Ellakany A (2017). “Evaluation of Analgesic Activity of Papaver libanoticum Extract in Mice: Involvement of Opioids Receptors”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2017, Article ID 8935085, 13 pages, doi:10.1155/2017/8935085.

Hijazi MA, Aboul-Ela M, Bouhadir K, Fatfat M, Khalife H, Ellakany A, and Gali-Muhtasib H (2017). “Cytotoxic Activity of Alkaloids from Papaver rhoeas growing in Lebanon”. Records of Natural Products, 11(2), 211-216.

Hijazi MA, Aboul-Ela M, El-lakany A (2014). Volatile Oil of Matricaria aurea grown in Lebanon. Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants, 2(9) Accepted 4th September 2014. DOI: 10.15413/ajmp.2014.0112

Book chapter:

M. Aboul-El, A. El-Lakany, Mohamad A. Hijazi, “ General Introduction on Family Asteracea”, book chapter in Phytochemical, INTECH, ISBN 978-953-307-930-1, p 375-400, 2012

Conferences:

M.A. Hijazi, M. Aboul-El, A. El-Lakany; “Introduction to Genus Matricaria (Chemistry and Pharmacology)”. 4th Annual Poster Conference in Biology & Biomedical Sciences; Lebanese American University, Beirut, May 2011

M. Aboul-Ela, M. Abdul-Ghani, M.A. Hijazi, A. El-Lakany; “Investigation of Volatile Oil Constituents of Matricaria chamomilla Grown in Lebanon.” International Conference of Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Research and Technology. Beirut Arab University, Beirut, May 2010

Peer Review:

Records of Natural Products-1307-6167 (2018-present)

Journal of Natural Products-ISSN: 0974–5211 (2017-present)

Biomedical Report- 7703-185184-04 (2017-present)

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry- ISSN: 18715206, 18755992 (2017-present)

Activities

- Member of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacist (OPL), 2008- present
- Member of Quality Assurance Centre (QAC), Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015-present
- Member of Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), Faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015-present
- Member of the official national examination committee for pharmacist at their entry to practice level (colloquium exam), Ministry of Higher Education,2012-2014

Awards

- Rewarded by Lebanese Order of Pharmacist (OPL) for innovating a new pharmaceutical formulation for treatment of opioid dependence, 2017

-Beirut Arab University Award for Top Pharmacy Student, Lebanon, 2007

-The Ministry of Higher Education Award for Top Baccalaureate Students, Lebanon, 2002