M.S. in Molecular Biology, Northeastern Illinois University
M.S. in Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iraq
B.V.M.&S. (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery), College of Veterinary Medicine, Iraq
Nawaf Habib, Gauri Goswami, and Sue Mungre. Inflammatory Cytokines Induce Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in PC12 Cells. FASEB. 24(11):485.8. Abstract.
Tanya Gorgis, Nawaf Habib, and Sue Mungre. 2010. Oxidative stress injury to PC12 cells under glycating conditions. FASEB. 24(11):485.7. Abstract
Tanya Gorgis, Nawaf Habib, and Sue Mungre. Effect of methylglyoxal on BV-2 cells. FASEB. 24(11):lb.132. Abstract
I finished veterinary school from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Iraq. I worked in my father’s animal clinic as veterinarian conducting all kind of veterinary services from medicine to surgeries, concentrating on farm animals.
After that I decided to pursue post graduate study in Immunology. My work was based on studying the best vaccination program against infectious bursal disease in chicken. I studied several vaccination programs and compared their effect on both humoral and cellular immunity. I also isolated IgY (a potential immuno-therapeutic for many diseases) from chicken eggs.
I taught biology, microbiology and immunology classes for veterinary school students at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Mosul, Iraq from 2003-2007.
In 2008, I came to the United States and pursued a Master of Science at Northeastern Illinois University. I studied the effect of high levels of methylglyoxal (MG) on PC12 (a neuronal cell line) and BV2 (a macrophage cell line), as well as studied the internal antioxidant glutathione. I also studied the effect of using a supplemental called curcumin in reducing the effect of methylglyoxal.
I have been an instructor at NEIU since 2010. I teach Introduction to Biology courses as well as Human Anatomy and Physiology, with a concentration on human anatomy using cadavers in the lab. I am currently also teaching Microbiology for nurses at Ambria College of Nursing.
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