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

Extension: 45780

Major: Pharmacology

Specialization: Neuroscience


  • Chairman, Research Unit
  • Assistant Professor of pharmacology


  • Pharm. D. from King Abdulaziz university
  • M.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Ph.D,  of  Experimental Therapeutics


  • Neuroscience and behavioral pharmacology


  1. Life time member of ASPET
  2. Life time member of Society of Neuroscience (SfN)


  • Reinstatement to Methamphetamine, Glial Glutamate Transporters, and mGluR 2/3 Expression in P Rats Exposed to Ethanol. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. 2019 Jan 1;67(1):1-5.
  • Hakami AY, Alshehri FS, Sari Y. β-lactams modulate astroglial glutamate transporters and attenuate dependence to CP 55,940, a CB1 receptor agonist, in rat model. Behavioural brain research. 2019 Feb 1;359:709-18.
  • Alshehri FS, Hakami AY, Althobaiti YS, Sari Y. Effects of ceftriaxone on hydrocodone seeking behavior and glial glutamate transporters in P rats. Behavioural brain research. 2018 Jul 16;347:368-76.
  • Hakami AY, Sari Y. β-Lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid, attenuates ethanol intake and increases glial glutamate transporters expression in alcohol preferring rats. Neuroscience letters. 2017 Sep 14;657:140-5.
  • Hakami AY, Alshehri FS, Althobaiti YS, Sari Y. Effects of orally administered Augmentin on glutamate transporter 1, cystine-glutamate exchanger expression and ethanol intake in alcohol-preferring rats. Behavioural brain research. 2017 Mar 1;320:316-22.
  • Hakami AY, Hammad AM, Sari Y. Effects of amoxicillin and augmentin on cystine-glutamate exchanger and glutamate transporter 1 isoforms as well as ethanol intake in alcohol-preferring rats. Frontiers in neuroscience. 2016 Apr 25;10:171.