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Samira “Samantha” Barghouthi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1959
  • Age: 57
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Samira was born in 1959, she is a Professor of Chemistry & Independent Researcher and Writer.

Ph.D., "Fluorescence and thermodynamic studies of interaction of the local anesthetic dibucaine with phospholipid vesicles”. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA
Bachelor Degree, Chemistry, Birzeit University in 1982
Work history: 
Coordinator of Biodiversity research project Europe-ME under ERA-WIDE the Seventh Framework Program, Dec 2011-October 2012, USA.
Professor at the Medical Complex and Dean of Research and International Cooperation,2007-2011, Al Quds University, Jerusalem-Palestine.
Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, August 2006-August 2007, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dean of Scientific Research and Professor of Biochemistry, 2003-2006, the Arab American University, Jenin, Palestine.
Honarary office and memberships: 
Member of the Scientific Research Council at the Ministry of Higher Education.
Member scientific committee (Global Risk Forum) DAVOS 2010 Switzerland
Member, review Board on Science Journal International


Achievements and Awards

Awards and Distinctions: 
LOREATE-UNESCO women in science international award, NOMINATIONS FOR AWARD, 2007
LOREATE-UNESCO women in science international award, NOMINATIONS FOR AWARD, 2005
Received Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award, 1998

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