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amjad abduallah mahasneh
• Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering - Faculty Member

  • Ph.D. of Biology Sciences from Queen'S University, 1999
  • Msc. of Biology Sciences from Yarmouk University, 1990
  • Bsc. of Biology Sciences from Yarmouk University, 1988

    Publications
  • Amjad Mahasneh, Amal Jubaili, Ahmed El Bateiha, Mohammad Al-Ghazo, Ismail Matalka and Mousa Malkawi, "Polymorphisms of arylamine N-acetyltransferase2 and risk of lung and colorectal cancer," Genetics and Molecular Biology, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 725-733, 2012
  • Jie Shen , Mary Platek , Amjad Mahasneh , Christine B. Ambrosone , Hua Zhao a,, "Mitochondrial copy number and risk of breast cancer: A pilot study," Mitochondrion, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 62-68, 2010
  • H. Asoufi, K.M. Hameed and A. Mahasneh , "The Cellulase and Pectinase Activities Associated with the Virulence of Indigenous Sclerotinia sclerotiorumIsolates in Jordan Valley," The Plant Pathology Journal , vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 233-238, 2007
  • Saadoun I, Rawashdeh R., Dayeh T., Ababneh Q. and A. Mahasneh , " Isolation, characterization and screening for fiber hydrolytic enzyme-producing Streptomycetes of Jordanian forest soils," Biotechnology , vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 121-129, 2007
  • A. A. Mahasneh and R. M. Battah  , "Prevalence of connexin 26 mutations in patients from Jordan with non-syndromic hearing loss," .International Journal of Human Genetics , vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 119-124, 2006
  • Santos RL, El-Shanti, H, Sikandar S, Lee K, Bhatti A, Yan K, Ghahrour M, McArthur N, Pham T, Mahanseh A, Ahmad W and Leal S , "Novel sequence variants in the TMC1 gene in Pakistani families with autosomal recessive hearing impairment," Journal of Molecular Medicine, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 226-231, 2006
  • A. A. Mahasneh and M. H. Al Asseer , "Screening of GJB6 Gene for the 342-kb Deletion in Patients from Jordan with Non Syndromic Hearing Loss," International Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 253-257, 2005
  • Rifaat Rawashdeh, Ismail Saadoun and Amjad Mahanseh, "Effect of cultural conditions on xylanase production byStreptomyces sp. (strain 1Ib24D) and its potential to utilize tomato pomace," African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 251-255, 2005
  • Osofee, H., K. M. Hameed, and A. Mahasneh , "Relatedness among indigenous members of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum by mycelial compatibility and RAPD analysis in the Jordan valley," The Plant Pathology Journal , vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 106-110, 2005
  • Marc de la Roche, Amjad Mahasneh, Sheu-Fen Lee, Francisco Rivero1 and Graham P. Côté , "Cellular distribution and functions of wild-type and constitutively activated Dictyostelium PakB," Molecular Biology of the Cell, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 238-247, 2005
  • Amjad A. Mahasneh  and Suzan S. Abdel-Hafiz , "Polymorphism of p53 gene in Jordanian population and possible association with breast cancer and lung Adenocarcinoma," Saudi Medical Journal , vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 1568-1573, 2004
  • Meqdam ,M. M., Khalil R.A. and Mahasneh A , "Prevalence and typing of enteric adenovirus 40 and 41 in northern Jordan using polymerase chain reaction and restriction enzyme analysis," Singapore Pediatric Journal , vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2003
  • Raad Gharaibeh, Ismail Saadoun and Amjad Mahasneh , "Evaluation of combined 16S rDNA and strb1 gene targeted PCR to identify and detect streptomycin-producing Streptomyces," Journal of Basic Microbiology , vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 301-311, 2003
  • Raad Gharaibeh, Ismail Saadoun and Amjad Mahasneh , "Genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of antibiotic-producing soil Streptomyces investigated by RAPD-PCR," Journal of Basic Microbiology, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 18-27, 2003
  • Lee, S.F., Mahasneh, A., de la Roch, M. and Côté, G.P., "Regulation of the PAK-related Dictyosteliummyosin I heavy chain kinase by autophosphorylation, acidic phospholipids and Ca2+-calmodulin," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 273, no. 43, pp. 27911-27917, 1998
  • Amjad A. Mahasneh, "Cloning and characterization of a Dictyostelium myosin I heavy chain kinase activated by Cdc42/Rac," Journal of Biological Chemistry , vol. 271, no. 43, pp. 27044-27048, 1996
  • Amjad A. Mahasneh, "Purification and characterization of lysozyme from cabbage," Abhath Al-Yarmouk , vol. 2, no. , pp. 75-87, 1993
  • "Antibiotic-resistance, enterotoxin gene profiles and farm-level prevalence of S taphylococcus aureus in cow, sheep and goat bulk tank milk in Jordan", International Dairy Journal
  • "Association of DNA Repair Gene Polymorphisms with Colorectal Cancer Risk and Treatment Outcomes", Experimental and Molecular Pathology
  • "Enhancement of Salmonella Enteritidis Detection Using Nanoparticle-Assisted Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction", Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
  • "Molecular biomarkers for an early diagnosis, e?ective treatment and prognosis of colorectal cancer: Current updates", Experimental and Molecular Pathology
  • "Phenotypic and molecular analysis of dominant occurring antibiotic activeproducing Streptomyces soil flora in Northern Jordan", Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
  • "Synthesis, Characterization, Antimicrobial Activity, and Genotoxicity Assessment of Two Heterocyclic Compounds Containing 1,2,3-Selena- or 1,2,3-Thiadiazole Rings", Molecules
  • "The Protective Effect of Edaravone on Memory Impairment Induced by Chronic Sleep Deprivation", Karem H Alzoubi
  • "The association of HLA-DQB1*0602 but not HLA-DRB1*15 with obstructive sleep apnea.", Clin Invest Med
  • Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
  • Faculty Member, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jun 2020 - Present
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Sep 2019 - Jun 2020
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sep 2019 - Sep 2020
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
  • Head of the Center, Princess Haya Center for Biotechnology, Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Sep 2002 - Sep 2003
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sep 2002 - Sep 2003
  • Faculty Member, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Sep 2000 - Jun 2020
  • Full-time Lecturer, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Oct 1999 - Sep 2000
  • ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • BASICS IN BIO CHEMISTRY
  • BIO-COMPUTING
  • BIOCHEMISTRY
  • BIOCHEMISTRY (LAB)
  • BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
  • BIOINFORMATICS
  • BIOINFORMATICS LABORATORY
  • COMPREHENSIVE EXAM
  • FIELD TRAINING
  • FIELD TRAINING
  • GENERAL BIOLOGY
  • GENERAL BIOLOGY (1)
  • GENERAL BIOLOGY (2)
  • GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB
  • LABORATORY IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • MODERN TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (1)
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (2)
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (LAB)
  • MOLECULAR GENETIC (LAB)
  • PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION
  • SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND PRESENTATION
  • SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (A)
  • SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (B)
  • SELECTED TOPICS IN FORENSIC SCIENCES (B)
  • SEMINAR
  • SPECIAL TOPICS (1)