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 Wafa Yousef Al-Kandari

Academic Credentials

1-Bachelor of Science in Zoology (B.Sc.): (1995), Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kuwait University.        

2-Master Degree in Science of Zoology (M.Sc.): (1997), Department of Biological Sciences - Faculty of Science, Kuwait University.  

3-Doctor of Philosophy of Science (Ph.D.): Cleveland State University, USA, 2006.

Academic Position

1- Teaching assistant, Department of Biological Sciences - Faculty of  Science, Kuwait University from 1997-2002.

2- Ph.D. candidate at Cleveland state university, USA from 2002-2006.

3- Assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences - Faculty of  Science, Kuwait University from April 2006.

 

Publications:

 1. Al-kandari, W., Abdul-Salam, J. and Meakins, R. (2000). Temporal variations in the infection of a population of Cerithidea cingulata by larval trematodes in Kuwait bay. Journal of helminthology, 74: 17-22.

2. Abdul-Salam, J., Sreelatha, BS and Al-kandari, W. (1997). Temporal variations in the infection of a population of Clypeomorus bifasciata (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) by a digenean microphallid larva in Kuwait bay. Journal of helminthology, 71: 1-7.

3- Al-kandari, W., Jambunathan, S., Navalgund, V., Koneni, R., Freer, M., Parimi, N., Mudhasani, R. and Fontes, J. (2006). ZXDC, a novel zinc finger protein that binds CIITA and activates MHC gene transcription. Molecular immunology, 44 (4): 311-321

4- Al-kandari, W., Koneni, R., Navalgund, V., Aleksandrova, A., Jambunathan, S. and Fontes, J. (2007). The zinc finger proteins ZXDA and ZXDC form a complex that binds CIITA and regulates MHCII gene transcription. Journal of molecular biology. 369 (5): 1175-1187.

5. Al-Kandari, W., and Al-Bustan, S. (2010). Molecular identification of Probolocoryphe uca (Sarkisian, 1957; Digenea: Microphallidae) from Kuwait Bay using ITS1 and ITS2 sequences. Parasitology Research. 106 (5): 1189-1195.

 

Research Grants:

1. RIG project No. ZS01/08, Molecular Identification and Classification of Microphallid Cercarae (Digenea: Microphallidae). 01/04/08-31-03/09

2. Project No. SL.08/08, Characterization of Microphallids from different intermediate host species and geographical localities in Kuwait Bay by sequences of internal transcribed spacers of rDNA. 01/9/2009-31/8/2011.

Research Interest:

Studying the life-cycle of parasitic trematodes in both vertebrate and invertebrate hosts using molecular techniques.

 

 

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