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 Dr. Nabeel Alzahrani

Assistant Professor
Dr. Nabeel Alzahrani is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He also holds a clinical attachment as a Clinical Scientist in Microbiology and Virology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs. Dr. Alzahrani obtained his master's degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He then pursued his PhD training in Microbiology and Immunology, specializing in Virology, at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, USA. His research interests lie in the field of Microbiology and Infectious diseases.
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EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Degree:

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Major in Microbiology and Immunology) The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, USA.

 

MSc in  Microbiology and Immunology, M.Sc. Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky USA.

 

B.Sc. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, B.Sc. King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences College of Applied Medical Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 2021- Present


Clinical Scientist, Microbiology and Virology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,

Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh. 2022-present

 

Teaching Assistant, Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 2012- 2021

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

Co-Chair, Research Unit, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 2022- present.

Co-Chair, Faculty Enhancement Unit, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 2023- present.

Research Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS 2021- 2022.


HONORARY DEGREE &AWARDS​

2012: Appreciation letter for success and academic superiority from the president of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.

2015: Certificate of Excellence for achieving the academic milestone of an advanced degree from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, University of Louisville.

2021:   Mardell Susman Scientific Writing Award, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA. 

2022: Best Poster award. KSA Infectious Disease Week. 11-13 December 2022. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2023: Third best oral presentation in the 17th Annual Conference of Saudi Society of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 28 Feb-02 Mar 2023. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia​


Research Interests / Collaborations


Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Aldriwesh MG, Al-Mutairi AM, Alharbi AS, Aljohani HY, Alzahrani NA, Ajina R, Alanazi AM. Paediatric Asthma and the Microbiome: A Systematic Review. Microorganisms. 2023; 11(4):939. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11040939

Nabeel Alzahrani. " Hepatitis C Virus, Insulin Resistance, and Diabetes: A Review" Microbiology and Immunology 2022 (doi: 10.1111/1348-0421.13023)

Nabeel Alzahrani, Ming-Jhan Wu, Carla F. Sousa, Olga V. Kalinina, Christoph Welsch, MinKyung Yi. "SPCS1-Dependent E2-p7 processing determines HCV Assembly efficiency." PLoS Pathogens 2022 (DOI: 18(2): e1010310.)

Nabeel Alzahrani, Ming-Jhan Wu, Saravanabalaji Shanmugam, MinKyung Yi. Delayed by design: Role of Suboptimal Signal Peptidase Processing of Viral Structural Protein Precursors in Flaviviridae Virus Assembly. Viruses 2020 (doi: 10.3390/v12101090)

Nabeel Alzahrani, Sultan Alouffi, Khaled Almutairi, Mansour Almutairi, Turki Almutairi, Ibrahim Al Alwan, Nawaf Otaibi, Waleed Tamimi. Can Fasting Blood Sugar be Used as an Indicator of Long-Term Diabetic Control Instead of Estimated Average Glucose? Clinical Laboratory. 2020. DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2020.200324

Alzahrani N, and Al Johani S: P043: Re-emergence of Influenza A H1N1 in Saudi Arabia; Poster presentation at ICPIC 2013. Published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2013 2 (Suppl 1): P43 doi:10.1186/2047-2994-2-S1-P43. 

Alzahrani N, Al Johani S. Emergence of a highly resistant Clostridium difficile strain (NAP/BI/027) in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia. Ann Saudi Med 2013; 33(2): 198-199

Abdullah Alanazi, Nabeel Alzahrani, Mohamed Almutairi, Badri Motasim, and Hazem Aqel. Viruses Associated with Respiratory Tract Infections in Children Attending to the Emergency Room, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. World Journal of Medical Sciences 8 (2): 103-106, 2013


SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIETIES

Young Scientist Investigator Member, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID), 2023- Present

Full member-American Society of Virology, 2017 – Present         

Member, National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, UTMB chapter, 2018 - 2021

 

SCIENTIFIC PARTICIPATION

Committee/Board membership:

Non-voting Member of the University Scientific Council, KSAU-HS


CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOP PARTICIPATIONS

Laboratory Diagnosis and pattern of Winter Respiratory Viruses. Nabeel Alzahrani. 2nd KSA Infectious Disease Week. 4-6 November 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Laboratory Diagnosis of Winter Respiratory Viruses. Nabeel Alzahrani. Winter Preparedness and Readiness Symposium. King Abdullah Specialized Childrens Hospital (KASCH). 4 October 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

The Seasonal Pattern of Respiratory Infections: A Two-Year Report. Nabeel Alzahrani. 17th Annual Conference of Saudi Society of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 28 Feb-02 Mar 2023. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Alzahrani N, Alghamdi KM, Alshehri AA, Al Johani S. The Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Adenoviremic Patients: A Single Center Experience. 2nd KSA Infectious Disease Week. 4-6 November 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Alzahrani N, Alshehri AM, Al Johani S. The Epidemiological Landscape of Gastrointestinal Infections in A Tertiary Care Center. 2nd KSA Infectious Disease Week. 4-6 November 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Abukhalid N, Alzahrani N, Albawardi A. Analysis of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in Saudi Children from a Tertiary Care Hospital Prospective. 2nd KSA Infectious Disease Week. 4-6 November 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abukhalid N, Alzahrani N, Alanzi A , Alqarni R. Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Adult Patients: Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2nd KSA Infectious Disease Week. 4-6 November 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Alzahrani N, Alshehri AM, Al Johani S. The Epidemiological Landscape of Gastrointestinal Infections in A Tertiary Care Center. 2nd KSA Infectious Disease Week. 4-6 November 2023. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Alzahrani N, Alshehri AM, Alshehri AA, Al Johani S. Cerebrospinal fluid Infections in a tertiary care center: A Two-Year Report. American Society of Virology Annual Meeting. 24-28 June 2023. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Alzahrani N, Alshehri AM, Alshehri AA, Al Johani S. The Seasonal Pattern of Respiratory Infections: A Two-Year Report. KSA Infectious Disease Week. 11-13 December 2022. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Alzahrani N, Wu M, Yi M. SPCS1-Dependent E2-p7 Processing Determines HCV Assembly Efficiency. 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses 2021. Montreal, Canada. (Online Conference). 

Alzahrani N, Wu M, Yi M. Signal Peptidase Complex Subunit 1 mediated regulation of HCV E2-P7-NS2 Processing during Hepatitis C Virus Replication. 25th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses 2018. Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland. 

Alzahrani N, Shanmugam S, Yi M. The Effect of the Host Protein Signal Peptidase Complex Subunit 1 on E2-P7 processing in Hepatitis C Virus Infection. American Society of Virology annual meeting Madison, WI, USA from 23rd -28th of June 2017. 

Alzahrani N, Al Johani S, Alenazi TH, Arabi Y. Comparison of the Viral Yield between Nasopharyngeal Swabs and Lower Respiratory Tract Samples in MERS-CoV Infected Patients. 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2016. 

 

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office location/number: College of Applied Medical Sciences-M/ CM.02.070

Phone: 0114299999, Ext: 95378

Email: alzahranin@ksau-hs.edu.sa