Profile of Basel K. al-Ramadi


Basel K. al-Ramadi, PhDFRCPath

I.       Biographical Sketch
Prof. Basel al-Ramadi is a Professor of Immunology and Chairman Profof the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. He received his B.Sc. in 1984 from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 1990 from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia (USA). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow (1990-1993) in the laboratory of (the late) Prof. Charles Janeway, Jr., in the Section of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine (USA). In 1993, he joined Yale University faculty as Associate Research Scientist, a position he held until 1997. Subsequently, he joined the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab EmiratesUniversity, and became the Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in 2010. Prof. al-Ramadi is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and a member of several scientific societies, including the American Association of Immunologists, Clinical Immunology Society, American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society for Microbiology. He is a recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2007), the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award (2009), and college of Medicine’s Distinguished Performance Award (2012). Prof. al-Ramadi is a section editor of Immunobiology and a current/past member of the editorial boards of Journal of Clinical Immunology, ISRN Immunology, Immunology Innovation, andClinical Immunology. Prof. al-Ramadi was the Chairman of the 3rd Al-Ain International Immunology Meeting and a Guest Editor of the journal Clinical Immunology on “Immunoregulation in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders”. Prof. al-Ramadi’s research interests are focused on immunoregulatory aspects of the immune system in cancer and infectious diseases, with a particular focus on the development of novel immunotherapeutic treatments. He has published more than 65 publications in peer reviewed international journals with a cumulative impact factor of 368 and more than 2200 citations with a Hirsch index of 22. He has made more than 120 contributions to medical scientific conferences in the form of invited seminars and poster presentations.


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