Omar Abdel-Salam

National Research Centre, Egypt


Omar M.E. Abdel-Salam got an M.D. degree and a Ph.D. degree. He serves as a Professor at the Department of Pharmacology at the National Research Centre, Cairo. Dr. Abdel Salam received his Medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt in 1985 and later his M.S. degree in internal medicine in 1991. Following a five-year stint (1992-1997) as a Predoctoral Research fFellow at the First Department of Medicine, Medical School of Pécs, Hungary, he received his Ph.D. degree in medical sciences from the Hungarian Academy of Science in 1997. Currently, Dr. Abdel-Salam serves as the Head of the Department of Toxicology, Narcotics and Ergogenics at the Medical Division of the National Research Centre, Cairo. He has published more than 120 research articles, reviews, and book chapters and has coedited the book: Capsaicin-Sensitive Afferent Nerves in Gastric Mucosal Damage and Protection. M√≥zsik Gy, Abdel-Salam O.M.E., Szolcsányi J (eds). Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1997, for which he was awarded The Prize of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and The Academic Press in 1998. He serves as a Member of the Egyptian Society of Pharmacology, the Egyptian Society of Toxicological Sciences, and the Editorial Board of Inflammopharmacology. His research included studies on gastric acid secretion and its regulation; NSAIDs-induced gastric mucosal injury; effect of capsaicin on experimental gastric mucosal injury, biliary secretion and liver injury; hepatic protection; the role of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in inflammation, and nociception as well as other research topics

Biography Updated on 18 January 2011

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