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Yasmin Abusamra

Yasmin Abusamra

Professor of Biochemistry, Chair of Basic Sciences

About:

Dr. Abusamra received her doctoral degree at Michigan State University in 2002, where she focused on mechanism and regulation of energy transduction in mitochondria and bacteria; kinetics, mechanics, and protein chemistry of electron transfer and proton transfer in cytochrome c oxidase. She previously taught biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology at Khartoum College of Medical Sciences for 12 years. She has performed research on cytotoxicity, antioxidant activity, enzymatic inhibition and elemental composition of some Sudanese medicinal plants used in traditional medicine, with special emphasis on plants used in the treatment of diabetes and cancer.