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Hussein Abdulhadi Nasser Al-Wadei, DVM, PhD

Dr. Al-Wadei
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pathobiology
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-5876
FAX: (865) 974-5616

Education

  • 2004, PhD in Comparative and Experimental Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
  • 1992, DVM in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.

Professional Experience

  • October 2009, Research Assistant Professor, Experimental Oncology Laboratory, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • December 2007, Assistant Professor, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen
  • June 2006, Research Associate I, Experimental Oncology Laboratory, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • December 2004, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Experimental Oncology Laboratory, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • January 2002, Graduate Student Assistant, Experimental Oncology Laboratory, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • August 1994, Teaching Assistant, Department of Animal Production, College of Agriculture, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen
  • 1992-2000, Technical advisor for several public and private sections of small animals, large animals, poultry farms and hatcheries all over the north part of Yemen

Courses Taught

  • 1994-2000, I taught the following courses at the Department of Animal production, College of Agriculture, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen
    • Basic of Animal production, and Animal health
    • Basic of Veterinary Science
    • Milk and Meat Production and Hygiene
    • Poultry Diseases and Treatment
    • Animal Diseases and Treatment
    • Signs of Health and Disease in Animals and poultry

Research Interests

  • Research focuses on the development of novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer in the lungs and pancreas. Lung cancer and pancreatic cancer are the leading causes of cancer mortality in the United States and all over the world because they fail to respond to existing cancer therapeutics and efforts to prevent these cancers by dietary measures or pharmacological treatments.

Grants

  • NIH, Challenge grant “Modulation of cancer prevention by social stress.”Project period: Two years starting September 2009. The goal of this project is to test the hypothesis that social stress decreases the effectiveness of cancer preventive agents in xenograft models for lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. Role in project: Co-investigator
  • NIH, RO1 “GABA-B-R- mediated prevention of pancreatic cancer.” Project period: 11-10-2009 until 10-31-2014. The goal of this project is to test the hypothesis that GABA-B-R agonists prevent pancreatic cancer. Role in project: Co-investigator
  • NIH, RO1“The GABA-B receptor is a novel drug target for pancreatic cancer.” Project period: 07-01-2009 until 04-30-2013. The goal of this project is to test the hypothesis that agonists for the GABA-B receptor are effective therapeutics for pancreatic cancer. Role in project: Co-investigator
  • National Lung Cancer Partnership “Estrogen enhances the carcinogenic effects of nicotine derivative NNK.” Project period: 01-01-08 through 12-31-2009. The goal of this project is to test the hypothesis that estrogen promotes the development of lung adenocarcinoma via synergistic cAMP-dependent signaling. Role in project: Co-investigator

Professional Societies

  • Active member- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • University of Tennessee National Alumni Association
  • Active member- Sana’a University Faculty Association
  • Yemen Veterinary Medicine Association

Selected Publications