Ali A. Khraibi

Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia


Ali A. Khraibi has been a Professor of physiology at the Department of Physiological Sciences of Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA, since April 2001. He received his B.S. degree in 1978 and his M.S. degree in 1980 in civil engineering from the University of Mississippi, Miss, USA. He then received his Ph.D. degree in 1984 in physiology and biomedical engineering from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Miss, USA. For his dissertation, Dr. Khraibi received the Robert A. Mahaffey, Jr., Memorial Award for research potential in physiology and biophysics. Dr. Khraibi trained in cardiovascular, microcirculation, and renal physiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (1984–1986) in Winston Salem, NC, USA, and at the Mayo Clinic (1986–1990) in Rochester, Minn, USA. He then joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine where he became an Assistant Professor (1990) and then an Associate Professor (1995) at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. In 1996, he became interested in studying cardiovascular and renal adaptations to pregnancy and accepted a faculty position as an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ill, USA, where he stayed until 2001. Dr. Khraibi received the Young Investigator Award in Regulatory and Integrative Physiology of the American Physiological Society in 1995 and The American Society of Hypertension/Hoechst Marion Roussel Young Scholar Award in 1998. His research interests focus broadly on the role of the kidney in hypertension and in pregnancy. Specifically, he has been studying the role of the kidney in the development and maintenance of hypertension and the mechanisms that are responsible for renal and cardiovascular adaptations to normal pregnancy. His long term objective is to study complicated pregnancies such as diabetic and hypertensive pregnancies.

Biography Updated on 30 July 2009

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