PhD, Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX
BPharm, University of Assiut, Assiut, Egypt
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston
Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) Certification, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
- Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory
(Brown JC, Petersen A, Zhong L, Himelright ML, Murphy JA, Walikonis RS, Gerges NZ.) Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 24;7:11080.
(Knafo S, Sánchez-Puelles C, Palomer E, Delgado I, Draffin JE, Mingo J, Wahle T, Kaleka K, Mou L, Pereda-Perez I, Klosi E, Faber EB, Chapman HM, Lozano-Montes L, Ortega-Molina A, Ordóñez-Gutiérrez L, Wandosell F, Viña J, Dotti CG, Hall RA, Pulido R, Gerges NZ, Chan AM, Spaller MR, Serrano M, Venero C, Esteban JA.) Nat Neurosci. 2016 Mar;19(3):443-53.
(Kaleka KS, Gerges NZ.) Exp Neurol. 2016 Mar;277:115-123.
(Santarriaga S, Petersen A, Ndukwe K, Brandt A, Gerges N, Bruns Scaglione J, Scaglione KM.) J Biol Chem. 2015 Oct 16;290(42):25571-8.
(Petersen A, Gerges NZ.) Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 18;5:11135.
(Zhong L, Brown J, Kramer A, Kaleka K, Petersen A, Krueger JN, Florence M, Muelbl MJ, Battle M, Murphy GG, Olsen CM, Gerges NZ.) J Neurosci. 2015 May 13;35(19):7503-8.
(Kumar V, Chichili VP, Zhong L, Tang X, Velazquez-Campoy A, Sheu FS, Seetharaman J, Gerges NZ, Sivaraman J.) Sci Rep. 2013;3:1392.
(Shin SM, Zhang N, Hansen J, Gerges NZ, Pak DT, Sheng M, Lee SH.) Nat Neurosci. 2012 Dec;15(12):1655-66.
(Garrison SR, Kramer AA, Gerges NZ, Hillery CA, Stucky CL.) Mol Pain. 2012 Sep 10;8:62.
(Danielson E, Zhang N, Metallo J, Kaleka K, Shin SM, Gerges N, Lee SH.) J Neurosci. 2012 May 16;32(20):6967-80.
(Zhong L, Gerges NZ.) PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41275.
(Zhong L, Brown JC, Wells C, Gerges NZ.) J Vis Exp. 2013 Apr 03(74).
Effective teaching is essential to build and shape the knowledge base for any successful health profession. This is certainly true for the next generation of pharmacists, who must be well-equipped to meet the growing healthcare needs. I believe in six keys for EFFECTive teaching: 1. Encouraging students to develop self-directed learning. 2. Flexibility and amenability to use innovative approaches for teaching. 3. Feedback seeking. 4. Engaging student interest. 5. Creativity in designing goal-directed syllabi. 6. The big picture: The main goal is always to equip the next-generation pharmacists to ensure optimal patient outcomes
Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm
Research Area: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity
The major experimental approach is the expression of recombinant neurotransmitter receptors and regulatory proteins tagged with GFP or RFP in organotypic hippocampal cultured slices or in vivo. In order to understand how these regulatory molecules contribute to neuronal function, the lab uses a combination of in vivo and ex vivo electrophysiology, biochemistry, confocal imaging and electron microscopy (EM) analysis.