Dr. Abderrahim Nemmar is Professor of Physiology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). He received his PhD degree in 2000 from the University of Liege (Belgium). He worked from 2000-2006 at the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven, Belgium), Dept. of Pathophysiology, Laboratory of Pneumology and then between 2006-2007 at Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dept. of Physiology. He is working at UAEU, Faculty of Medicine and health Sciences, Dept. of Physiology since Aug. 2007. His main area of research expertise is centered around the pathophysiological and toxicological mechanisms underlying the respiratory, cardiovascular and renal effects of particulate air pollution and engineered nanoparticles, and the search for novel pharmacological agents that can attenuate the toxicity of particles. He is member of the Editorial board of Toxicology since 2006. He serves on various grant review committees and reviews manuscripts submitted to several scientific international journals. He received awards from various societies including the European Respiratory Society, the British Association for Lung Research, the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In 2004, he was awarded the Boehringer-Inglheim prize by the Belgian Thoracic Society for his monograph entitled: Mechanisms of the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of inhaled particles: systemic translocation and prothrombotic effects. In 2006, he was the recipient of the David Bates award from the American Thoracic Society for an outstanding contribution to the field of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012