Dr. Merza H. Homady
Associate Prof. of Histophysiology
Dean of Faculty of Science, University of Kufa
Kufa, P.O. Box 21
Najaf Governorate, Iraq
Mobile: + 964 (0) 7801720030
E-mail: [email protected]
Ph. D. Histophysiology from Wales Uni., U. K., Postdoctoral and Research Fellow at Biology Dept., Faculty of Science Mu’tah University, JORDAN, (1997 -2002).
Honorary appointing Visiting Professor at Ministry of Higher Education, Education College for Teachers, Sur, Sultanate of OMAN ( 2002 –2005).
Head of Biology Dept., Sohar Uni., Sultanate of Oman (2005 -2012).
Head Dept. of Ratification and Documents, Kufa University (2012 – Onwards), Senior Lecturer in Histology, Faculty of Dentistry, Kufa Uni., Iraq (2012 – Onwards).
My research interest is highly integrative, applying biomedical, chemical, physiological, biotechnology and behavioral approaches to the impact of environmental pollutants on histological and physiological changes in animals. Also I have some studies concernphytochemical screening of medicinal plants and their effects on fertility and sterility in rodents and man. Within this fascinating and diverse subclass, I am most interested to study some physiological (especially hormonal) factors, drugs that influence “social aggression” and histological alterations of pheromone producing glands in mammals.
3- Comparative Physiology
5- Pheromones and Animal Behaviour
1-Homady M. H. (2012): Antifertility efficacy of aqueous extract from Salvadora persica in female mice. (In preparation).
2-Homady M. H. (2003): Infertility and carcinogenity of Ferula hormonis.A.R.T. And Science, 3, No. 1: 5 – 8.
3-Homady M. H. et al. (2002): Reproductive toxicity and infertility effect of Ferula hormonis Extracts in mice. Theriogenology, 57; 2247-2256.
4-Homady M. H. et al. (2002): Survey of some heavy metals in sediments from vehicular Service stations in Jordan and their effects on social aggression of prepubertal male mice. Environmental Research, 89; 43-49.
5-Homady M.H. (2002): The influences of some medicinal plant extracts on the aggressivity and fertility of male mice. Philippine J. Science, 130 (3). 119-126.
6-Lahony S. R., Homady M. H. et al. (2002): Variations in five species of Jordanian reptiles with new record on the land tortoise’s Testudo floweri (Testudinidae-Chelonia). Pakistan J. Zoology, 34; 43-49
7- Khleifat K., Homady M. H. et al. (2002): Histopathological effects of Ferula hormonis Extract on the colon of male mice. Mu’tah Lil-Buhuth wad-Dirasat (Natural and applied Sciences Series). 17(2); 47-58.
8-Homady M.H. (2001): Changes in the testicular and preputial gland structures of mice related to influence of Ferula hormonisextract. The Sciences, 1(3): 108-112.
9-Khleifat K., Homady M. H., Tarawneh K. and Shakhanbeh J. (2001): Effect of Ferula hormonis extract on social aggression, fertility and some physiological parameters in prepubertal male mice. Endocrine J., 48:473-482.
10- Homady M. H., Hussain H., Tarawneh K., Shakhanbeh J., Al-Raheil I. and Brain P.F. (2001): Effects of applications of some medicinal plant extracts used in Jordan on social aggression and gonadal function in male mice. Aggressive Behavior, 27: 221.
11-Khleifat K. and Homady M.H. (2000): Bacterial hemoglobin gene (vgb) transformed into Escherichia coli enhances lead-uptake and minimizes its adsorption. Pakistan J. Biological Sciences. 3 (9): 1480-1483
12-Hussain H. H., Homady M. H. and Tarawneh K. (2000): Effects of chromium compounds on incidence of social aggression and fertility in prepubertal male mice. Pakistan J. Biological Sciences, 3 (9): 1519-1524.
13-Homady M. H., Hussain H., Tarawneh K., Shakhanbeh J., Al-Raheil I. and Brain P.F. (2000): Effects of oral applications of somemedical plant extracts used in Jordan on social aggression as well as testicular and preputial gland structures in male mice. Pakistan J. Biological Sciences. 3(3): 398-402.
14-Brain P.F., Homady M.H., Castano D. and Parmigiani S. (1987): Pheromones and behavior of rodents and primates, Bolletin diZoologia, 54: 279-288.
15-Homady M.H., Al-Khayat T.H. and Brain P.F. (1986): Effects of different doses of cyproterone acetate (CA) on preputial gland structure and activity in intact male mice. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 85C: 187-191.
16-Brain P.F. and Homady M.H. (1985a): Effects of sex steroids on structure and activity of the preputial gland in long-term castrated mice: I testosterone. IRCS Med. Sci., 13: 238-239.
17-Brain P.F. and Homady M.H. (1985b): Effect of sex steroids on structure and activity of the preputial gland in long-term castrated mice: II 5 alpha dihydrotestosterone. IRCS Med. Sci. 13: 240-241.
18-Brain P.F. and Homady M.H. (1985c): Effect of sex steroids on structure and activity of the preputial gland in long-term castrated mice: III Oestradiol-17B. IRCS Med. Sci. 13: 242-243.
19-Brain P.F., Homady M.H. and Mainardi M. (1983): Preputial glands, dominance and aggressiveness in mice. Bolletino di Zoologia, 50:173-187.
20-Homady M.H. and Brain P.F. (1982): Effects of marking with preputial gland material on the attack directed twards long-term castrates by isolated mice. Aggressive Behavior, 8: 137-140.
21-Brain P.F. and Homady M.H. (1981): Diverse actions of hormones on aggression in animals and man. pp. 99-194. In: Aggression and Violence: A Psychobiological and Clinical Approach, L. Valzelli and L. Morgese (eds) Edizioni St. Vincent (Italy).
22-Brain P.F. and Homady M.H. (1980): Attempts to implicate sex steroid effects on the preputial gland in alterations of pheromone secretion in the mouse. Aggressive Behavior, 6:254.