Dr. Alqassem Yahia Hakami (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine-Jeddah,

Official Email: Hakamia@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Personal Email: Q_Y_H13@hotmail.com

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Brief Biography:

Dr. Alqassem Hakami has a Ph.D. degree in Experimental therapeutics from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. Dr. Hakami received his Master of sciences degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. In addition, Dr. Hakami received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His research interest is in Behavioral neuroscience and drug of abuse with specialization in glutamate transporters involvement in addiction process of the brain reward circuit. He has published 11 research articles in the peer-reviewed international journals contain several animal behavioral tests. He is also a member of many international societies, such as Society of Neuroscience (SfN), USA and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), USA.


PhD in Experimental Therapeutics, from The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA in 2018

MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology, from The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA in 2015

Pharm. D degree from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2010

Scientific Memberships:

2015- Society of Neuroscience (SfN)

2015- American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

Research Interests:

Neuroscience| Behavioral neurosciences |Drug Addiction | Neuropharmacology | Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Publications (In KSAU-HS)

Involvement of the dopaminergic system in the reward‐related behavior of Pregabalin Yusuf S. Althobaiti, Farooq M. Almutairi, Fahad S. Alshehri, Ebtehal Altowairqi, Aliyah M. Marghalani, Amal A. Alghorabi, Walaa F. Alsanie, Ahmed Gaber, Hashem O. Alsaab, Atiah H. Almalki, Alqassem Y. Hakami, Turki Alkhalifa, Ahmad D. Almalki, Ana M. G. Hardy  & Zahoor A. Shah (Scientific reports, May 19, 2021)

Factors Influencing the Choice of Plastic Surgery as a Specialty in Saudi Arabia. Al Qurashi, Abdullah A., Qutaiba NM Shah Mardan, Hatan Mortada, Hadeel Maddawi, Alqassem Y. Hakami, and Mohamed Amir Mrad. (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 9, no. 8, 2021).

Melatonin attenuates morphine‐induced conditioned place preference in Wistar rats. Alshehri, F. S., Alghamdi, B. S., Hakami, A. Y., Alshehri, A. A., & Althobaiti, Y. S. (Brain and Behavior, e2397, 2021).

Prevalence of Behavioral Addictions and Their Relationship with Stress and Anxiety among Medical Students in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Hakami, A. Y., Ahmad, R. G., Alsharif, A., Ashqar, A., AlHarbi, F. A., Sayes, M., & Khan, M. A. (Frontiers in Psychiatry, 1433, 2021)

Administrative Portfolio:

Assistant Dean Academic Affairs, college of medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for health sciences in Jeddah (COMJ, KSAU-HS)

Head of the Research Office-King Abdullah International Medical Research center Western region (KAIMRC-WR)

Assistant professor of pharmacology, (COMJ, KSAU-HS)

Chairman of the Research unit, (COMJ, KSAU-HS)