Department of Pharmacology

About the Department

The department teaches pharmacology courses which address the pharmacological effects, clinical uses, and harmful effects of drugs, as well as drug-drug and drug-food interactions. In addition, the department teaches toxicology courses that are intended to help students to understand the harmful effects of drugs and chemicals and their mechanisms of toxicity. These courses also address the prevention and management of clinical toxicity.

The department is involved in evaluation and screening of both natural and synthetic compounds for diverse pharmacological activities including neuro-behavioral activities, analgesic effects, antidiabetic activities, and hepatoprotective effects, gastroprotective effects, diuretic effect, antioxidant activities, antimicrobial activities, cytotoxic activities and toxicological screening are some of the core broader areas of research. The department also augments the application of clinical pharmacology on different pathological conditions. In addition, the department seeks to overcome the challenges posed by cancer complexity and makes discoveries that defeat cancer. Community based research is also carried out to impart scientific understanding on some disease and disorders and better understanding and utilization of drugs.

 

temp  Department Chair
  Dr. Yahia S. Alghazwani
  Assistant Professor in Pharmacology
  ysghazwani@kku.edu.sa
  Phone: 017-2417774
Faculty Members
Ali M. Al-Qahtani
Associate Professor
amsfr@kku.edu.sa
Yahya I. Asiri
Associate Professor
yialmuawad@kku.edu.sa
Kumarappan C. Alagammai
Associate Professor
kumarappan@kku.edu.sa
Khalid A. Asseri
Assistant Professor
kaasseri@kku.edu.sa
Saud A. Al-Qahtan
Assistant Professor
saalqhtany@kku.edu.sa
Taha Y. Alqahtan
Assistant Professor
ttaha@kku.edu.sa
Afaf A. Dahesh
Assistant Professor
adahesh@kku.edu.sa
Heba H. Salem
Assistant Professor
haminsalem@kku.edu.sa
Yahia S. Alghazwan
Assistant Professor
ysghazwani@kku.edu.sa
Absar A. Qureshi
Lecturer
aqureshi@kku.edu.sa
Ahmad M. Alhajo
Lecturer
amalajoj@kku.edu.sa
Rajalakshimi V. Lakshm
Lecturer
raja@kku.edu.sa
Salem S. Almujr
Lecturer
ssalmujri@kku.edu.sa
Sadia B. Shahi
Lecturer
sbshahed@kku.edu.sa
Enas M. Alsawa
Teaching Assistant
enaas@kku.edu.sa
Aziza S. Alshahran
Teaching Assistant
ealshahrania@kku.edu.sa
Mohammed A. Alqahtan
Teaching Assistant
mualalqahtani@kku.edu.sa
Mohammed F. Almatan
Teaching Assistant
malmelfi@kku.edu.sa