Title: Associate Professor
Company: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Gasem Abu-Taweel, Associate Professor at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.
An expert in ecology, pollution, and animal behavior, Dr. Abu-Taweel is currently an associate professor with Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, formerly the University of Dammam. He works in the Department of Basic Sciences, and is responsible for teaching classes such as entomology, chordates and embryos, Saudi fauna, and biology, as well as for mentoring different levels of students and participating in various school committees. Previously, he held the position of assistant professor in the school’s Department of Biology.
One of Dr. Abu-Taweel’s favorite things about his industry is experimenting and keeping up with what’s new in his specializations, devoting much of his time outside of the classroom to research. Over the years, he has shared his findings in publications such as the African Journal of Biotechnology, the Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, the Journal of Advances in Biology, the Life Sciences Journal, and the Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology. He has also presented at referred specialized scientific conferences, including the 30th Conference of the Saudi Biological Society at the University of Tubak, the 29th Conference of the Biological Society at the University of Dammam, and the Conference of the Union of Arab Biologists, and he has coordinated the Third and Fourth Scientific Conferences for Students in Higher Education at the University of Dammam.
Dr. Abu-Taweel prepared for his endeavors by studying at King Saud University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1991, a master’s degree in 2002, and a PhD in 2009. His PhD thesis was “Effect of Aluminum Exposure on Growth, Cognitive and Behavioral Processes in Mice,” and his master’s thesis was “Effects of Perinatal Lead Exposure Development and Behavior of Laboratory Mice Offspring.” To keep in touch with his peers, he joined prominent professional organizations like the Saudi Biological Sciences Society, the Egyptian Biological Sciences Society, the German Egyptian Animal Science Society, the Egyptian Aquaculture Society, the Saudi Health Informatics Society, and the Union Arab Biologists Society.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Abu-Taweel received Excellence Awards for his scientific article “Cognitive and biochemical effects of monosodium glutamate and aspartame, administered individually and in combination in male albino mice,” a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Biology at the University of Dammam, and a Certificate of Thanks from the University of Dammam, as well as a grant from the Ministry of Education to pursue a doctorate. His achievements have been highlighted in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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