Sameer A. Barghouthi


Lecturer in Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences


Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Professions, Al-Quds University, Abudis, Jerusalem -Palestine, Health Complex, level -1


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Sameer A. Barghouthi, PhD.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular biology, Dissertation 1989 University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA. "Purification of amonabactin, a siderophore in Aeromonas hydrophila: cloning and mutagenesis of an amonabactin gene (amoA)". Postdoc & Research Associate in Cystic Fibrosis, 1991-1995,  Vancouver, Canada.


  • Universal Method for Bacterial Identification, PCR-sequencing based method. A method for the detection and identification of Bacteria Palestinian Authority Patent No. 146, 2009.
  • The use of bacteria in biocontrol of the Parasitic plant Orobanche spp, Palestinian Authority Patent No. 147, 2009.
  • Factors which regulate macrophage antibacterial activity.Inventors: David P. Speert, Sameer Barghouthi, Siamon Gordon, USA Patent # 5,441,938. 15 Aug 1995.

Research interests

  • Helicobacter pylori and helical bacteria; isolation, transmission, and enzymes.
  • Streptomyces spp and antibiotic producing bacteria.
  • Bacterial detection and identification from clinical samples.
  • Bacterial growth and metabolism
  • Human Viruses of the Central Nervous system


Undergraduate courses

  • 0200102 Biology
  • 0202231 Basic Microbiology
  • 0202236 Human Virology
  • 0200302 Research Methods
  • 0202311 Medical Genetics
  • 0202312 Molecular Biology

Graduate courses

  • 8026510 Advanced Molecular Biology
  • 8026512 Methods in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • 8026516 Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology
  • 8026519 Special Topics in Virology

Selected publications

  • Barghouthi S, Young R, Olson MOJ, Arceneaux JEL, Clem LW, Byers BR (1989) Amonabactin, a novel tryptophan- or phenylalanine-containing phenolate siderophore in Aeromonas hydrophila. J. Bacteriol. 171:1811-1816.
  • Barghouthi S, Young R, Arceneaux JEL, Byers BR (1989) Physiological control of amonabactin biosynthesis in Aeromonas hydrophila. Biol. Metals 2:155-160.
  • Byers BR, Arceneaux JEL, Barghouthi S, Massad G, Zywno S (1990) Iron acquisition and microbial virulence: potential uptake system in Aeromonas species. In, R. Frankel and R. Blakemore (eds.), Iron Biominerals, Plenum Press. New York. 409-415.