The Microbiology Division is a multidisciplinary harmony
of biochemical, genetic and genomic sciences ranging from biochemical assay
identification to Pulse field electrophoresis to DNA sequencing. The lab has been a training resort and a resource for
graduate students from all faculties at JUST and other institutions in Jordan. Ongoing research is focused on genetic profiling
of multidrug resistance (MDR) pathogens. These pathogens pose a great threat in cases of infections particularly in the developing countries, in addition, they pose risk to the possibility of worldwide control and elimination of these pathogens in the future. MDR results from improper use of antibiotics, and thus it arises in areas that have weak control programs, or where antibiotics are widely used over the counter. Our mission is to identify the genetic determinants associated with MDR and thus provide a strategy to identify drug alternatives to suffering patients.