Mohtashem Samsam obtained his M.D. degree (1991–1996) from Albert Szent-Gorgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary, and his Ph.D. degree (1997–1999) in neuroscience from the Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. He published several papers and abstracts in pain and migraine during his medical and Ph.D. degree studies. He continued his research in developmental neurobiology during his postdoc studies (1999–2002) in Würzburg neurology clinic, Germany working on the treatment of animal models of human inherited peripheral neuropathies by gene therapy to enhance axonal survival, and other strategies to protect axons from degeneration such as inhibiting the inflammation in the nervous tissue. He is a Faculty Member in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, the College of Medicine, at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His research interests include pain, headaches, and the role of inflammation in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Samsam has published several papers and book chapters and has been an Editor and Guest Editor in several journals and is the author of an anatomy textbook called The Functionally Oriented Regional Anatomy. He has received many awards during the past several years including the UCF College of Medicine (2011-2012) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award and the UCF (2011-2012) Keeper of the Creed Award in Scholarship.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013