Dr. Mohammed Essa


 

 

Mohamed Essa, Ph.D 


      Associate Professor 

Phone   +(968) 2414 3604

Fax       +(968) 2441 3418

Room

Email     drmdessa@squ.edu.om

                     

 

Education

  • Ph.D (Biochemistry)  2006  Annamalai University, India                     


Expertise and Experience

Teaching

Post Graduate:

  1. FSHN 6028    Nutrition and Human Behavior

 

Under Graduate:

  1. FSHN 2302     Principles of Biochemistry
  2. FSHN 3302     Clinical Biochemistry
  3. FSHN 3306     Micronutrients in Human Nutrition
  4. FSHN 4303     Life cycle Nutrition
  5. FSHN 4302     Clinical Nutrition
  6. FSHN 2301     Introduction to Human Diet

 

Advising:

  1.  I have been advising regularly undergraduate and post-graduate students. Currently I have 25 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate students and 1 PhD as advisees.
  2. I am the Departmental Undergraduate coordinator for Nutrition Program.
  3. Developed one new under graduate course (Clinical Biochemistry FSHN 3302, Taught from Fall 2013)
  4. Developed one new graduate course (Nutrition and Human behavior, taught from Fall 2013).
  5. Updated and compiled new lab manuals for Courses FSHN 2302,  FSHN 3302 and FSHN 3306
  6. All the courses that I am teaching in SQU are also available in Moodle.

 

Personal Professional Development in University Teaching and learning

  1. Attended the second session of Professional development Series organized by CAMS (2013)
  2. Attended and completed training course in “Implementing and assessing learning outcomes organized by SQU (2013)
  3. Attended and completed training course in “Assuring the quality of student support services organized by SQU (2013)

 

Supervision

As Supervisor at SQU

 

Summary of Research Supervision (# - Discontinued)


In Progress

Completed

Total

Consultant

0

2

2

Post Docs

0

2

2

Senior Research Associates

1

0

1

Ph.D Student Supervision in SQU

1 + 1#

2

3

M.Sc Student Supervision

3

5

8

B.Sc final year project Student Supervision (FSHN 4900 – Special Problem Course)

9

25

31

Overall

14 + 1#

36

50 + 1#

 

 Supervision of PhD students

 

Name

Year

Type

Role

Short title

Ghazi Ahmad Falah Daradkeh

Current

Ph.D

Supervisor

Nutritional & Biochemical assessments in TBI patients

Parvathy Sunil#

Discontinued due to family reasons

Ph.D.

Supervisor

Black tea polyphenols and traumatic brain injury

Amani Salim Al-Rawahi

2013 December

Ph.D.

Co-Supervisor

Studies of Different Pomegranate Skin Extracts: Physiochemical Characteristics and Protective Effects against Neurotoxicity Human Primary Neurons

Vandita P. Singh

May 2014

Ph.D.

Co-Supervisor

Date varieties (Phoenix dactylifera L.) and Nabag (Zizyphus Spina Christi) grown in Oman and their potential health effects

 

Supervision of Postgraduate Students

 

Name

Year

Type

Role

Short title

Marwa Al-Mahrezi

Current

M.Sc

Supervisor

Effect of Black Seed and neuro inflammation

Fatima Al-Wahaibi

Sep’ 15

M.Sc

Supervisor

Nutrition and Biochemical profile during ageing

Amal Al-Adawi

Sep’ 14

M.Sc

Supervisor

Not completed and finished as diploma

Kathiya Awlad Thani

Sep’ 14

M.Sc

Supervisor

Effect of Omani Dates and Alzheimer’s disease

Ahood Al-Jabri

Sep’ 13

M.Sc

Supervisor

Figs and Alzheimer’s disease

Zayana Al-Buraiki

Sep’ 13

M.Sc

Supervisor

Pomegranate and Alzheimer’s disease

Maryam Al-Hakmani

Sep’ 2011

M.Sc

Co-Supervisor

Effect of Omani coffee on the glycemic index of common snack foods in Oman.

Amzaad Al-Ghamari

Sep’ 2012

M.Sc

Supervisor

In vitro anti-amyloidogenic effect of two Omani date palm varieties

 

 

 External Examiner

 

Acted as member and external examiner / reviewer for thesis / defense / chair for defense examination of PhD students and Master students in SQU, Oman and globally. Acted as for one MSc student thesis defense examination

 

Oman

 

Student Name

Degree, College

Role

Aiswarya

MSc Biology-College of Science SQU

External Examiner

Dalila Al-Bahri

MSc Nutrition, CAMS, , SQU

Member for Examination

Safa Said Al-Mazrouai

MSc in Crop Protection, CAMS, SQU

External Examiner

Thuraya Al-Amri

PhD Chemistry, College of Science, SQU

Chairman – Defense exam

Buthainah Al-Haddabi

PhD Chemistry, College of Science, SQU

External Examiner

Kadija

MSc Nutrition, CAMS, SQU

Member for Examination

Ganesha Moorthy K

MSc Agricultural Engineering, CAMS, SQU

External Examiner

Khamis Al-Dhafri

MSc Biology-College of Science SQU

Thesis Evaluator – External

Mohammed Al-Siyabi

MSc Nutrition, CAMS, , SQU

Member for Examination

Ameera Al-Nassri

MSc Nutrition, CAMS, , SQU

Member for Examination

 

International

 

Student Name

Degree, College

Role

Manju Koshy

PhD Biochemistry, Annamalai University, India

External Examiner - Foreign

Hansi Priscilla D

PhD Biosciences and Technology, VIT, India

External Examiner - Foreign

Steffi P.F

PhD Microbiology, PRIST University, India

External Examiner – Foreign

Dr. Perumal K.K

PhD in Medicine, Annamalai University, India

External Examiner – Foreign

R. Sridhar

PhD Biotechnology, PRIST University, India

External Examiner – Foreign

Meghna Bhanushali

BTech Biotechnology

Supervisor - International

 

Supervision of Undergraduate Projects completed (FSHN 4900) – (Current students are not included)

 

 

#

Name

Year

25

Zam Zam

2015

24

Saeeda

2015

23

Ikhlas

2015

22

Abeer

2015

21

Zainab

2015

20

Halima

2015

19

Areej Al-Rawas

2015

18

Amira Al-Salehi

2015

17

Asma Al-Breiki

2015

16

Saida Al-Maqbali

2015

15

Nada Al-Olqi

2014

14

Asma Al-Mamari

2014

13

Shaima Al-Bulushi

2014

12

Fatima Suwaim

2014

11

Mariam Al-Bulushi

2014

10

Sundus Al-Khamis

Fall 2013

9

Shamsa

Fall 2013

8

Maymona Al-Hinai

Spring 2013

7

Balqees Al-Mamari

Spring 2013

6

Sheikha Al-Saidi

Spring 2012

5

Eman Al-Salhi

Spring 2012

4

Suaad Al-Thani

Spring 2012

3

Abeer Al-Saidi

Spring 2012

2

Zayana Al-Buraiki

Spring 2011

1

Amal Al-Adawi

Spring 2011

 


Details of Research Mentoring (Consultants)

#

Name

Year

Type

Role

Short title

1

Dr. Mohammed Akbar

Year 2014

Consultant

Mentor

Effect of fruits grown in Oman against Alzheimer’s disease

2

Dr. Ganesan Saravanan

April 2013

Consultant

Mentor

Effect of fruits grown in Oman against Alzheimer’s disease

 

Details of Research Mentoring (Post Docs / Research Assistants)

#

Name

Year

Type

Role

Short title

1

Dr. Subash Selvaraju

Feb 2012 to June 14

Post Doc

Supervisor

Effect of fruits grown in Oman against Alzheimer’s disease

2

Dr. Lukmanul F Hakkim

2011-12

Post Doc

Supervisor

Effect of fruits grown in Oman against Alzheimer’s disease

3

Roopa P. Koshy

2012 July to till date

Senior Research Associate

Supervisor

Fruits and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

 

Summary of Course and Teaching evaluations (2013-2015) (“-“ not valid)

 

Course Code

Year/ Semester

Teaching performance

Dept College Instructor

Course & teaching items

Dept College Instructor

FSHN 3306

2015 Fall

3.06

3.26

3.3

3.12

3.29

3.23

FSHN 3302

2015 Fall

3.06

3.26

3.3

3.12

3.29

3.43

FSHN 4303

2015 Spring

3.14

3.27

2.86

3.2

3.3

2.95

FSHN 2302

2015 Spring

3.14

3.27

3.32

3.19

3.27

3.31

CAMS3000

2015 Spring

3.27

3.27

2.92

3.2

3.27

3.09

FSHN 3302

2014 Fall

3.11

3.21

3.09

3.15

3.26

3.32

FSHN 2302

2014 Fall

3.11

3.21

3.38

3.27

3.31

3.12

FSHN 2302

2014 Spring

3.08

3.25

3.08

3.18

3.33

3.27

FSHN 3306

2014 Spring

-

-

-

-

-

-

FSHN 2302

2013 Fall

3.17

3.23

3.13

3.27

3.31

3.12

FSHN 3302

2013 Fall

3.17

3.23

2.96

3.27

3.31

3.1

FSHN 6028

2013 Fall

-

-

-

-

-

-

FSHN 2302

2013 Spring

3.16

3.23

3.24

3.32

3.36

3.52

FSHN 3333

2013 Spring

3.16

3.23

3.19

3.32

3.36

3.37

Average

3.13

3.24

3.15

3.21

3.30

3.23

 

 

 

Research

My personal research interests come under both basic science and clinical studies. My area of expertise is in the field of NUTRITIONAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, BEHAVIOUR, AND BIOCHEMICAL STATUS IN VARIOUS NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE CONDITIONS, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES. 


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. National Research Award in Health Research 2015 – Awarded in The Research Council Oman Annual Research Forum 2015, held at Muscat on October 27th 2015
  2. Best of the Best Book in the World – 2015 for 20 years of ceremony in D09- Nutrition and Institutions Category, Gourmand World Cook Book Awards, held at Frankfurt on October 15, 2015 (http://www.cookbookfair.com/index.php/gourmand-awards/gourmand-best-of-the-best).
  3. Best Book in the World – 2015 in D09- Nutrition and Institutions Category, Gourmand World Cook Book Awards, held at Yantai China on June 9th, 2015. (http://www.cookbookfair.com/index.php/gourmand-awards)
  4. Honoured, got Thanks and Appreciation certificate at SQU 15th Annual day for winning International awards (May 3rd 2015).
  5. Best book award in the Nutrition and Health Book Category – 2015. Gourmand World Cook Book Awards (http://www.cookbookfair.com/index.php/gourmand-awards)
  6. One of my published papers titled Natural Products and Alzheimer’s disease was downloaded for 1321 times in one year (2013) in Neurochemical Research.
  7. Best Researcher Award – 2013, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Awarded during University day celebrations (5th May 2013)
  8. Won the Best of the Show, Best of overall in all categories and individual as well in the “Science of Art- Photo Contest” in ISN-ASN Intl. Meeting in Mexico, 2013
  9. Selected to Participate Advanced School in Neurochemistry in Mexico (April 16 to 20, 2013) from International Society for Neurochemistry
  10. One of my published papers got selected as top 1 out of 20 papers published in Oxidative stress area in 2012.
  11.  http://bmlsearch.com/?wmdc243=22127832KED30328T7i8gtJ7a1366623922
  12. Honoured, got Thanks and Appreciation certificate at SQU 25th Year closing ceremony by Minister of Higher Education, Oman for the excellence in Research at International Level (November 2012).
  13. Best Young Researcher Award – 2011, CAMS, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Awarded in the college during University day celebrations (2nd May 2011)
  14. Press Release and best paper award: Walnut rich diet improves memory deficits and learning skills in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease – Chauhan A, Essa MM, et al - Got released by press in ICAD conference, Hawaii, USA, 2010. One of the best top four papers among a total of 2000 papers
  15. Professional from Developing Country Award – International Society for Autism Research, USA to participate and give talk in IMFAR 2010, PA, USA, May 20-22, 2010.
  16. American Society for Neurochemistry Young Investigator Educational Enhancement Award (ASN-YIEE-2009), Mar 2009, Invited speaker for ASN-2009, Charleston, USA.
  17. Young Scientist Travel Awards - 5th SFRR India 3rd - SFRR Asia & 6th SFRR – India - Intl conference on emerging trends in Free radical and Antioxidant research, Jan 2006 and 2007, India.

Capacity Building in SQU

  1. Animal behavior lab for neurodegenerative studies (first time in SQU / Oman) in small animal house
  2. Watermaze
  3. Rotarod
  4. Elevated Plus maze
  5. Tmaze
  6. Fluorescence microscope with live imaging
  7. ELISA reader
  8. Semi auto analyzer – Clinical
  9. Nano drop


RESEARCH GRANTS:

As Principal Investigator

  1. Dietary supplementation of pomegranates from Oman on experimental Parkinson’s disease (In vitro and In vivo approach) (HM strategic Research Grant, Oman Submitted) (Value: 118000 OMR – 0.3 million USD).
  2. 2014-2016: Effect of Fig fruits on Parkinson’s disease – submitted to Internal Grant- CAMS, SQU OMR 12000 (30960 USD)
  3. 2014-2016: Effect of walnuts on Parkinson’s disease – OMR 9000 (23220 USD) (IG/AGR/FOOD/14/01)
  4. 2011- 2014: Effect of fruits on Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic brain injury – The Research Council, Oman – 201000 OMR ($ 0.52 million) (RC/AGR/FOOD/11/01)
  5. 2010-2013: Screening novel biomarkers for Omani autistic children, SQU, Oman, 8000 OMR ($ 20640) (IG/AGR/FOOD/11/02)

As Co- Investigator

  1. Holistic approach to incorporate sprouted whole grains in Omani diet. (hm strategic Research Grant, Oman Submitted) (79500 OMR – 0.2 million USD). P.I. Dr. Manickavasagan A.
  2. Microwave assisted foam-mat drying to produce free-flow-powder from Umsellah dates. – submitted to Internal Grant- CAMS, SQU OMR 12000 (30960 USD) P.I. Dr. Manickavasagan A.
  3. 2014-2016: Value added products from Dates. 9000 OMR (USD 23220) PI. Dr. Manickavasagan A.
  4. 2011 – 2014. Autism in Oman Epidemiology, Community Services and Etiology.  HM's Research Trust Fund. PI. Dr. Yahya Al Farsi, 90000 OMR ($ 234000). http://www.squh.edu.om/obgyne/en-us/research.aspx
  5. 2010-2013: Development of Computer Vision (CV) Technology for Quality Assessment of Dates in Oman, PI. Dr . Manickavasagan A. 109000 OMR (281220 USD) (RC/AGR/SWAE/10/01)
  6. 2011-2014: Value added functional products from less utilized biomaterials locally available in the Sultanate, HM's Research Trust Fund. PI. Prof. Shafiur Rahman, 89500 OMR ($ 230910)
  7. 2010-2013: Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Traditional Omani Foods: studies on the effects of methodological and food factors. SQU, Oman, PI: Ali A. 8000 OMR ($ 20640) (IG/AGR/FOOD/10/01)
  8. 2010-2013: Value addition of Omani dates in South Indian dish Idli. SQU, Oman, PI: Ali A. 6000 OMR ($ 15480) (IG/AGR/SWAE/10/02)


Publication

JOURNAL

Editor in Chief – International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases (Wolters Kluwer USA / Medknow Publishers) www.ijnpnd.com

Academic Editor - British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, UK



 

Publications

 

Category

Total

Refereed journal papers (published/ in press)

90

Conference abstracts published in journals

21

Books

4

Refereed Book chapters

31

Refereed conference papers and abstracts

30

Non-refereed conference abstracts/papers

17

Dissertations

2

Popular articles in News papers

8

Papers in SQU magazines

2

Total

205

 

 

Analysis of papers and research outcome


Category

Total

Total Citations in Google Scholar

1072

H Index in Google Scholar

17

i10 Index

26

 

Research Articles:

 

Published (Listed in JCR / SCOPUS):


  1. Essa MM, Akbar M, Khan A.S Date palm fruits and Their Potential Benefits for Brain. Neuronal Regeneration Research, Invited Commentary (submitted).
  2. Al-Araimi T, Al Bulushi YM, Ali BH, Essa MM, Al-Adawi S. Antidepressant-like activity of fish oil, with and without fluoxetine, in two behavioral despair paradigms in experimental mice. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 2016, March, In Press
  3. Subash S, Essa MM, Al-Adawi S, Memon MA, Manivasagam T, Thenmozhi AJ, Akbar M, Song BJ, Guillemin GJ. Phyto-chemicals and their benefits for Traumatic Brain Injury.  Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 2016, March,  In Press
  4. Akbar M, Essa MM, Daradkeh G, Abdelmegeed MA, Mahmood L, Song BJ.   Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Cell Death in Neurodegenerative Diseases through Nitroxidative Stress. Brain Research, In Press, 2016 Feb 13. pii: S0006-8993(16)30059-2. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.02.016. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Al-Adawi S, Al-Naamani A, Al-Farsi Y, Essa MM, Burke DT, El-Bouri M, Amstrong K, Edwards J, Al-Muscati S, MacFarland AS, Al Maashani A. Elucidating the neuropsychological profile of apathetic syndrome and disinhibition syndrome in a brain-injured population in Oman. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Feb 9];6:35-45.
  6. Janakiraman U, Manivasagam T, Thenmozhi AJ, Essa MM, et al. Influences of Chronic Mild Stress Exposure on Motor, Non-Motor Impairments and Neurochemical Variables in Specific Brain Areas of MPTP/Probenecid Induced Neurotoxicity in Mice. PloS one, 2016, 11 (1), e0146671-e0146671
  7. Akbar M, Song BJ, Essa MM, Khan MA. Pomegranate: An ideal fruit for human health. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2015; 5: 141-3.
  8. Dhanalakshmi C, Manivasagam T, Nataraj R, Thenmozhi AJ, Essa MM. “Neurosupportive Role of Vanillin, a Natural Phenolic Compound, on Rotenone Induced Neurotoxicity in SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 626028, 11 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/626028
  9. Lim CK, Essa MM, de Paula Martins R, Lovejoy DB, Bilgin AA, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati M, Al-Shaffae MA, Guillemin GJ. Altered kynurenine pathway metabolism in autism: Implication for immune-induced glutamatergic activity. Autism Res. 2015 Oct 24. doi: 10.1002/aur.1565. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Essa MM, Subash S, Dhanalakshmi C, Manivasagam T, Al-Adawi S, Guillemin GJ, Thenmozhi AJ. Dietary Supplementation of Walnut Partially Reverses 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine Induced Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease. Neurochem Res. 2015 Jun; 40(6):1283-93
  11. Al-Asmi A, Al-Rawahi S, Al-Moqbali ZS, Al-Farsi Y, Essa MM, El-Bouri M, Koshy RP, Gujjar AR,  Jacob PC, Al-Hodar A, Al Adawi S. Magnitude and concurrence of anxiety, depression among attendees with multiple sclerosis at a tertiary care Hospital in Oman. BMC Neurology, 2015, Aug 5;15:131.
  12. Thenmozhi AJ, Raja W, Dhivyabharathi M, Raja T, Manivasagam T, Essa MM. Tannoid principles of Emblica officinalis renovate cognitive deficits and attenuate amyloid pathologies against Aluminium chloride induced rat model of Alzheimer's disease. Nutr Neurosci. 2015. In Press.
  13. Nataraj JManivasagam TThenmozhi AJEssa MM. Lutein protects dopaminergic neurons against MPTP-induced apoptotic death and motor dysfunction by ameliorating mitochondrial disruption and oxidative stress. Nutr Neurosci. 2015 Mar 2:NNS398. [Epub ahead of print], 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1476830515Y.0000000010
  14. Essa MM, Subash S, Akbar M, Al-Adawi S, Guillemin GJ. Long-term Dietary Supplementation of Pomegranates, Figs and Dates Alleviate Neuroinflammation in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease. PLOS ONE, 2015 Mar 25;10(3):e0120964. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120964. eCollection 2015.
  15. Al-Sabahi BN, Fatope MO, Essa MM, Subash S, Al-Busafi SN, Al-Kusaibi FS, Manivasagam T. Pomegranate seed oil: Effect on 3-nitropropionic acid-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells and elucidation of unsaturated fatty acids composition. Nutr Neurosci. 2014 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Essa MM, Braidy NBridge WSubash S, Manivasagam TVijayan RKAl-Adawi SGuillemin GJ. REVIEW OF NATURAL PRODUCTS ON PARKINSON’S DISEASE PATHOLOGY. The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice. 2014;3(3):127-136
  17. Subash S, Essa MMBraidy N, Awlad-Thani KVaishnav RAl-Adawi S,  Al-Asmi A, Guillemin GJ.  Diet rich in date palm fruits improve memory deficits and learning skills and reduces amyloid beta in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Ayurvedic and Integrative Medicine. 2015, Apr-Jun;6(2):111-20
  18. Al-Adawi S, Braidy N, Essa MMAl-Azri FHussain SAl-Sibani NAl-Khabouri J, Al-Asmi A, Al-Mashani A. Cognitive Profiles in Patients with Multi-Infarct Dementia: An Omani Study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra. 07/2014; 2014(4):271-282.
  19. Muthaiyah B, Essa MMLee MChauhan VKaur KChauhan A. Dietary Supplementation of Walnuts Improves Memory Deficits and Learning Skills in Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's disease 2014;42(4):1397-405. doi: 10.3233/JAD-140675.
  20. Subash S, Essa MMSamir Al-Adawi, Mushtaq A. MemonThamilarasan ManivasagamMohammed Akbar. Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases. Neural Regeneration Research, 2014; Vol 9, Issue 16: 1557-1566.
  21. Jayaraj RL, Namasivayam ElangovanChinnasamy DhanalakshmiThamilarasan Manivasagam, Essa MM. CNB-001, a novel pyrazole derivative mitigates motor impairments associated with neurodegeneration via suppression of neuroinflammatory and apoptotic response in experimental Parkinson’s disease mice. Chemico-Biological Interactions 07/2014; 2014(220):149-157.
  22. Subash S, Braidy N, Essa MMAl-Buraiki ZVaishnav RAl-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A,  Guillemin GJ. Long Term (15 Months) Dietary Supplementation with Pomegranates from Oman Attenuates Cognitive and Behavioral Deficits in a Transgenic Mice Model of Alzheimer's disease. 2015 Jan; 31(1):223-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.06.004. Epub 2014 Jun 25
  23. Subash S, Essa MMAbdullah Al-Asmi,Samir Al-AdawiRagini VaishnavGilles J Guillemin. Effect of dietary supplementation of dates in Alzheimer's disease APPsw/2576 transgenic mice on oxidative stress and antioxidant status. Nutritional Neuroscience 06/2014; In Press.
  24. Subash S, Essa MMNady BraidyAhood Al-JabriRagini VaishnavSamir Al-AdawiAbdullah Al-Asmi,Gilles J Guillemin. Consumption of fig fruits grown in Oman can improve memory, anxiety, and learning skills in a transgenic mice model of Alzheimer's disease. Nutritional Neuroscience 06/2014; In Press
  25. Subash S, Essa MMAl-Asmi Abdullah,Samir Al-AdawiVaishnav RaginiNady BraidyThamilarasan ManivasagamGilles J. Guillemin. Pomegranate from Oman Alleviates the Brain Oxidative Damage in Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine.  2014 Oct;4(4):232-8.
  26. Braidy NSubash S, Essa MMVaishnav RAl-Adawi SAl-Asmi AAl-Senawi HAlobaidy AARLakhtakia R,Guillemin GJ. Neuroprotective Effects Of A Variety Of Pomegranate Juice Extracts (Pje) Against The Excitotoxin Quinolinic Acid In Human Primary Neurons. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 2014, 1(2):84-90
  27. Selvaraju Subash, Essa MMAbdullah Al-Asmi,Samir Al-AdawiRagini Vaishnav. Chronic Dietary Supplementation of 4% Figs on the Modification of Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease Transgenic Mouse Model. BioMed Research International 06/2014; 2014(Article ID 546357):1-8. 
  28. Kavitha M, Manivasagam T, Essa MM, Tamilselvam K, Selvakumar GP, Karthikeyan S, Thenmozhi JA, Subash S. Mangiferin Antagonizes Rotenone: Induced Apoptosis Through Attenuating Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress in SK-N-SH Neuroblastoma Cells. Neurochem Res. 2014 Apr;39(4):668-76. doi: 10.1007/s11064-014-1249-7. Epub 2014 Feb 4.
  29. Selvakumar GP, Janakiraman U, Essa MM, Thenmozhi AJ, Manivasagam T. Escin attenuates behavioral impairments, oxidative stress and inflammation in a chronic MPTP/probenecid mouse model of Parkinson׳s disease. Brain Res. 2014, 1585: 23-36
  30. Parvathy RK, Essa MM, Al-Adawi S, Dradekh G, Memon MA, Akbar M, Manivasagam T. 2014.  Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Alleviate the Risks of Traumatic Brain Injury – A Mini Review. -Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Vo1. 4, No. 2, pp. 89-92
  31. Dradekh G, Essa MM et al., 2014. Nutritional Status and Cognitive Impairment in Elderly. Pak J Biol Sci, 17 (10), pp. 1098-1105
  32. -Dradekh G, Essa MM et al., 2014. Nutritional status, assessment, requirements and adequacy of Traumatic brain injury patients.  Pak J Biol Sci, 17 (10), pp. 1089-1097
  33. Tamilselvam K, Braidy N, Manivasagam T, Essa MM, Prasad NR, Karthikeyan S, Thenmozhi JA,  Subash A and Guillemin GJ. Neuroprotective effects of hesperidin, a plant flavanone on rotenone induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in a cellular model for Parkinson’s Disease. Oxidative medicine and Cellular Longevity, Accepted / In Press. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/oximed/aip/ 2013;2013:102741. doi: 10.1155/2013/102741. Epub 2013 Sep 24
  34. Braidy N, Subash S, Essa MM, Vaishnav R, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A,  Al-Senawi H, Alobaidy AAR, Lakhtakia R and Guillemin GJ. Neuroprotective effects of a variety of Pomegranate Juice extracts (PJE) against MPTP-induced cytotoxicity and oxidative stress in human primary neurons. Oxidative medicine and Cellular Longevity, Accepted / In Press. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/oximed/aip/ 2013;2013:685909. doi: 10.1155/2013/685909. Epub 2013 Oct 3
  35. Al Asmi A, Al-Maniri A, Al-Farsi YM, Burke DT, Al-Asfoor  FMH, Al-Busaidi I, Al-Breiki MHA, Lahiri S, Braidy N, Essa MM, Al-Adawi S. 2013.  Types and socio-demographic correlates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among people with epilepsy in Oman.  Epilepsy & Behavior. 29: 361-366. 
  36. Kavitha G, Essa MM, Maivasagam T. 2013.Mangiferin attenuates MPTP induced dopaminergic neurodegeneration and improves motor impairment, redox balance and Bcl-2/Bax expression in experimental Parkinson's disease mice. Chemico-Biological Interactions,  2013 Nov 25;206(2):239-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cbi.2013.09.016. Epub 2013 Oct 2.
  37. Essa MM, Subash S, Braidy N, Al-Adawi S, Lim CK, Maivasagam T, Guillemin GJ.2013.  Role of NAD+, Oxidative stress and tryptophan metabolism in Autism spectrum disorders. Int J Tryp Res, Jul 21; 6 (Suppl 1):15-28. With in 2 months viewed more than 707 times.
  38. Essa MM, Braidy N, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Subash S, Ali A, Al-Shaffaee MA, Guillemin GJ. 2013. Antioxidant Status and Reduced Energy Metabolism in Autistic Children. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 7: 557–565
  39. Al-Rawahi AS, Rahman MS, Guizani N, Essa MM. 2013. Chemical Composition, Water Sorption Isotherm and Phenolic Contents in Fresh and Dried Pomegranate Peels. Drying Technology, 31: 257–263.
  40. Essa MM, Braidy N, Vijayan RK, Subash S, Guillemin GJ. 2013. Excito-toxicity in the pathogenesis of Autism. Neurotox Res. 23 (4): 393-400.
  41. Anandhan A, Essa MM, Manivasagam T. 2013. Therapeutic Attenuation of Neuro inflammation and Apoptosis by Black Tea Theaflavin in Chronic MPTP/Probenecid Model of Parkinson's Disease. Neurotox Res. Feb; 23(2):166-73.             
  42. Essa MM, Vijayan RK, Castellano-Gonzalez G, Memon MA, Braidy N, Guillemin GJ. 2012. Neuroprotective Effect of Natural Products against Alzheimer's Disease. Neurochem Res. Sep;37(9):1829-42
  43. Singh V, Guizani N, Essa MM, Hakkim FL, Rahman MS (2012). Comparative analysis of total phenolics, flavonoid content and antioxidant profile of different date varieties (Phoenix dactylifera L.) from Sultanate of Oman. International Food Research Journal 19 (3): 1063-1070
  44. Singh V, Guizani N, Essa MM, Rahman MS, Subash S. 2012. In vitro Antioxidant Activities of Zizyphus Spina Christi fruits (red date) grown in Oman. Biotechnology, 11:4: 209-216. 
  45. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Waly MI, Al-Sharbati MM, Al-Farsi YM, Hakkim FL, Ali A, Al-Shafaee MS. Increased biomarkers of Oxidative stress in autistic Children of Sultanate of Oman. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2012, Jun;147(1-3):25-7
  46. Anandhan A, Tamilselvam K, Radhiga T, Rao S, Essa MM, Manivasagam T. Theaflavin, a black tea polyphenol, protects nigral dopaminergic neurons against chronic MPTP/probenecid induced Parkinson's disease. Brain Res. 2012; 1433:104-13
  47. Ali A, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Essa MM, Al-Sharbati MM, Deth RC. Hyperhomocysteinemia among Omani autistic children: a case-control study. Acta Biochim Pol. 2011; 58(4):547-51
  48. Al-Numair KS, Waly MI, Ali A, Essa MM, Farhat MF, Alsaif MA.  Dietary folate protects against azoxymethane-induced aberrant crypt foci development and oxidative stress in rat colon. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2011 Sep 1; 236(9):1005-11.
  49. Muthaiyah B, Essa MM, Chauhan C, Chauhan V. Protective effects of walnut extract against amyloid beta peptide-induced cell death and oxidative stress in PC12 cells. Neurochem Res. 2011 Nov; 36(11):2096-103.
  50. Chauhan A, Gu F, Essa MM, Wegiel J, Kaur K, Brown WT, Chauhan V. Brain region-specific deficit in mitochondrial electron transport chain complexes in children with autism. J Neurochem. 2011 Apr;117(2):209-20.
  51. Hakkim FL, Mathiraj, Essa MM, Arivazhagan G, Guizani N, Hyuk S. Evaluation of food protective property of five natural products using fresh-cut apple slice model. Pak J Biol Sci, 2012 Jan 1;15(1):10-8 - 39. Ji L, Chauhan A, Wegiel J, Essa MM, Chauhan V. Gelsolin is Proteolytically Cleaved in the Brains of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimer’s Dis. 2009;18(1):105-11.
  52. Essa, MM, Subramanian, P. Pongamia pinnata influences the lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in experimental hyperammonemic Wistar rats with reference to temporal oscillations. Biological Rhythm Research, Volume 40, Number 3, June 2009 , pp. 265-272(8).
  53. Essa, MM, Subramanian, P. Influence of Hibiscus sabdariffa on the rhythmic alterations of liver markers in experimental hyperammonemic rats Biological Rhythm Research, Volume 40, Number 3, June 2009 , pp. 273-278(6).
  54. Essa MM, P. Subramanian. Hepatoprotecive effect of P. pinnata leaves in ammonium chloride induced hyperammonemic rats. 2008. J. Phar. Toxicol. 3 (1): 20-26.
  55. Essa MM, P. Subramanian. Temporal variations of lipid peroxidation products, antioxidants and liver marker enzymes during experimental hyperammonemic rats. J Biol Rhythm Res 2007, 38 (4): 327-332.
  56. Essa MM, P. Subramanian. Pongamia pinnata influences the circadian variations of liver marker enzymes in hyperammonemic Rats. J Biol Rhythm Res. 2007; 38 (6): 415 – 420.
  57. Essa MM, P. Subramanian, Effects of Pongamia pinnata on Lipid Peroxidation Products and Antioxidants in Hyperammonemic Rats: with Reference to Circadian Variationss. Iranian J Phar ther 2007, 6: 119 – 123.
  58. T. Manivasagam, P. Subramanian, Essa MM. Influence of DADS on temporal patterns of circulatory lipid peroxidation and antioxidants in NDEA induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats. Toxicol mech Methods 2007, 17(1):25-32.
  59. K.B.Dakshayani, P. Subramanian, Essa MM. Effect of melatonin on n-nitrosodiethylamine-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats with reference to biochemical circadian rhythms. Toxicol mech Methods 2007, 17(2):67-75.
  60. R. Sivaperumal, P. Subramanian, S. Subash, Essa MM. Effect of aspartic acid on lipid peroxidation, liver markers and biochemical variables in Wistar rats. J Cell Tissue Res 2007, 7(1):927-930.
  61. Essa MM, P. Subramanian. Protective role of Pongamia pinnata leaf extract on tissue antioxidant status and lipid peroxidation in ammonium chloride induced hyperammonemic rats. Toxicol Mech Methods 2006, 16 (9): 477-483.
  62. Essa MM, P. Subramanian. Pongamia pinnata modulates oxidant- antioxidant imbalance during hyperammonemic rats. Fund Clin Pharm. 2006, 20(3): 299-303.
  63. Essa MM, P. Subramanian. Hibiscus sabdariffa on ammonium chloride-induced hyperammonemic rats. eCAM. Dec 2007, 3: 321-325.
  64. Essa MM, P. Subramanian, Manivasagam T, Dhakshayani KB, Sivaperumal R, Subash S. Protective influence of Hibiscus sabdariffa, an edible medicinal plant, on tissue lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in hyperammonemic rats.  Afr J Trad CAM 2006, 3 (3): 10 – 21.
  65. Essa MM, P. Subramanian, Suthagar G, Manivasagam T, Dhakshayani KB, Sivaperumar R, Subash S, Vinothini G. Influence of Hibiscus sabdariffa (gongura) on the levels of circulatory lipid peroxidation products and liver marker enzymes in experimental hyperammonemia. J Appl Biomed 2006, 4:179-184.
  66. G. Vinothini, P. Subramanian, G. Suthakar, Essa MM. Expression patterns of period and timeless genes in mutants of Drosophila melanogaster under constant light condition. Pak J Biol Sci 2006. 9(11): 2076-2081.
  67. K.B.Dakshayani, P. Subramanian, T. Manivasagam, Essa MM. Metabolic normalization of alpha ketoglutarate during NDEA induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats. Fund Clin Pharm 2006, 20(4): 336-341.
  68. T. Manivasagam, P.Subramanian, Essa MM,  et al. Effects of S-Allyl Cysteine on N-Nitrosodiethylamine induced Hepatocarcinogenesis: Variations in Temporal Patterns of Circulatory Tumor Marker Enzymes.  Intl J Pharm 2006, 2(1): 1-4.
  69. S. Subash, P. Subramanian, R. Sivaperumal, T. Manivasagam, Essa MM. Constant light influences the circadian oscillations of circulatory lipid peroxidation, antioxidants and some biochemical variables in rats. J Biol Rhythm Res 2006, 37: 471–477.
  70. Essa MM, P. Subramanian, et al. Protective influence of Pongamia pinnata (Karanja) on blood ammonia and urea levels in ammonium chloride-induced hyperammonemia.  J Appl Biomed 2005, 3: 133–138.
  71. T. Manivasagam, P. Subramanian, G.Suthakar, Essa MM. The chemopreventive effect of diallyl disulphide on N-nitrosodiethylamine induced heptocarcinogenesis. J Appl Biomed 2005, 3:187–191
  72. T. Manivasagam, P. Subramanian, Essa MM,  et al. Influence of diallyl disulphide on temporal patterns of liver marker enzymes in experimetal hepatocarcinogenesis in rats. Biologia Bratislava 2005, 6: 164-169.
  73. K.B.Dakshayani, P. Subramanian, T. Manivasagam, Essa MM, S.Manoharan. Melatonin modulates the oxidant- antioxidant imbalance during NDEA induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats. J Pharm Pharmaceut Sci 2005, 8: 316-321.
  74. R.A.L.Sathiyanathan, Essa MM, et al. Inhibitory effect of Ricinus communis (Castor - oil plant) leaf extract on corrosion of mild steel in low chloride medium. J Ind Chem Soc 2005, 82: 357-359.
  75. S. Velvizhi, T. Nagalashmi, Essa MM, et al. Effect of Alpha Ketoglutarate (µ-KG) on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status during chronic ethanol administration in Wistar rats. Pol J Pharmacol 2002, 54: 231-6.
  76. Manickavasagan A, Dubasi GR, Rahman MS, Essa MM. 2013. Informal group intervention technique to promote a healthy dietary habit in adults. Int J Nutr Pharm Neurol Dis. 3:1:24-28
  77. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Waly MI, Al-Sharbati MM, Al-Farsi YM, Hakkim FL, Ali A, Al-Shafaee MS. Reduced Antioxidant Proteins in children with autism in Oman. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis, 2012, 2: 53-56.
  78. Essa MM, Editorial. Intl J. Nut Phar Neuol Dis. 2011, Vol 1, issue 1, 1-2 - IF - NA
  79. Essa MM, Guiilemin GJ, Ali A, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, , Al-Shafaee MS. Reduced levels of adiponectin in Omani autistic children. Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 793-795.
  80. Essa MM, Braidy N, Guiilemin GJ, Waly MI, Ali A Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, , Al-Shafaee MS. Elevated plasma leptin levels in autistic children of Sultanate of Oman. Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 803-805.
  81. Hakkim FL, Kalyani S, Essa MM, Girija S, Hyuk Song. Somatic embryogenesis, embyogenic cell suspension from Ocimum sanctum (L.) leaf callus cultures and their rosmarinic acid accumulation. Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(4): 1064 – 1069.
  82. Hakkim FL, Kalyani S, Essa MM, Girija S, Hyuk Song. Production of rosmarinic acid in Ocimum sanctum (L.) cell suspension cultures by the influence of growth regulators. Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(4): 1158 -1161.
  83. Hakkim FL,  Kalyani S, Essa MM, Girija S, Hyuk Song . Production of rosmarinic in Ocimum sanctum cell cultures by the influence of sucrose, phenylalanine, yeast extract, and methyl jasmonate. Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(4): 1070 -1074.
  84. Ponnusha B, Ambika A Pasupathi P, Essa MM. Smoking: A modifiable risk factor for gestational diabetes? -A review. Int J Biol Med Res. 2010; 1(3): 105-119.
  85. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Ali A, Al-Shafaee MS. Altered activities of monoamine oxidase A in Omani autistic children. Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 811-813.
  86. Essa MM, Ali A, Waly M, Guillemin GJ, Subramanian P. Effect of Pongamia pinnata leaves on serum lipids in ammonium chloride induced experimental hyperammonemic rats. Int J Biol Med Res. 2010; 1(3); 71-73.
  87. Waly MI, Essa MM, Ali A, Al-Shuhaibi YM, Al-Farsi YM. The global burdon of type 2 diabetes: a review. Int J Biol Med Res (2010). 1: 326-329
  88. Waly MI, Ali A, Essa MM. In-vitro protective effect of vitamin B12 derivatives against thimerosal-induced oxidative stress in human cultured neuronal cells, SH-SY5Y. Int J Biol Med Res (2010). 1: 202-205.
  89. Essa MM, Subramanian P. Effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa on lipid peroxidation in hyperammonemic rats. J Cell Tissue Res 2006, 6 (2): 819-823

Books Published / Edited

Category

No

Books (Published)

4

Books (under editing/In Press)

4

Total

8

 

  1. Editor for the book entitled “Food and Brain Health: - Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – Publication date May 2014 (ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5). - (From TRC grant)
  2. Editor of the book entitled “Food as Medicine” – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Published on 28th April 2013. - (From TRC grant)
  3. Editor of the book entitled “The Dates – Genius Phoenix” – from CRC press, UK – Published on: 20th April January 2012
  4. Editor of the book entitled “Natural products and Disease Prevention” – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – Published on: June 30th 2012
  5. Editor of Book entitled – “Natural products and Neurodegenerative diseases”, Springer, April 2016 (In Press).
  6. Editor of the book titled “Food Supplements for brain Function” – FATEZ University publication, Brazil September 2016 (In Preparation).
  7. Author – “Handbook for Nutritional Assessment through Life Cycle” Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA April 2016 (In Press).
  8. Editor of the Book titled “Food and Parkinson’s disease” - Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, September 2016 (Under Preparation).


Book Chapters

  1. Ghazi D, Essa MM (2016). Parsley – Leafy Vegetables, Eds. Mani et al, CABI, In Press.
  2. Akbar M, Akbar MD, Essa MM (May 2014). Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Brain and Their Signaling Mechanisms. “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 1.
  3. Mullaicharam AR, Essa MM (May 2014).  Evidence-Based Practice of Ginkgo biloba in Brain Health: A Review. “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 3.
  4. Essa MM, Al-Ghaammari AAS, Subash S,  Guizani N and Ali A (May 2014).. Omani Date Palm Fruit Varieties (Naghal and A’Seedi) Inhibit Amyloid Beta Protein Fibrilization: A Possible Lead for Therapeutic Target to Alzheimer’s Disease. .  “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 27.
  5. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Ramachandran N, Vaishnav R, Memon MA. Anti amyloidogenic effect of dates with reference to their protection against Alzheimer’s disease. The Dates – Genous Phoneix” Manickavasagan A, Essa MM, Sukumar E, from CRC press, UK – April 20, 2012, PP- 397-403.
  6. Daradkeh G, Essa MM, Parvathy RK, Subash S, Al-Adawi S, Akbar M, Waly MI, Guillemin GJ, Brown AM (May 2014).  Pomegranate and Brain Health.  “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 15.
  7. Essa MM, S. Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, G.J. Guillemin, M.A. Memon and T. Manivasagam (May 2014). Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and Their Potential Benefits for the Brain: A Review  “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 4.
  8. Essa MM, S. Subash, R.K. Parvathy, A. Meera, G.J. Guillemin, M.A. Memon and T. Manivasagam (May 2014). Almonds and Brain Functionality  “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 7.
  9. Essa MM, S. Subash, R.K. Parvathy, A. Meera, G.J. Guillemin, M.A. Memon and T. Manivasagam (May 2014). Curry Leaves for Brain Health. “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 9.
  10. Essa MM, S. Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, G.J. Guillemin, M.A. Memon and T. Manivasagam (May 2014). Brain Health Benefits of Moringa oleifera  “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 11.
  11. Essa MM, R.K. Parvathy, A. Meera, S. Subash, G.J. Guillemin, M.A. Memon and T. Manivasagam (May 2014). Flaxseeds for Brain Health. “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 13.
  12. Essa MM, S. Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, G. J. Guillemin, M. A. Memon and T. Manivasagam (May 2014).  Hazelnut for Brain Health.  “Food and Brain Health” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA, Akbar A – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA-  ISBN: 978-1-63117-738-5. Chapter 24.
  13. Essa MM, Walnuts and Alzheimer’s disease. Mind over Matter. SQU publications, 2012. Chapter 35, pp: 115-117
  14. Essa MM, Braidy N, Vijayan RK, Subash S, Guillemin GJ. 2014. Excito-toxicity in Autism. Hand book on Neurotoxicity. Editor: R. M. Kostrzewa, Springer Publications, September 2013. In Press. (From IG)
  15. Vijayan RK, Essa MM, Al-Rawahi AS, Guillemin GJ, Subash   S, Memon MA. Blueberry and health benefits. “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 35, pp: 17-36.
  16. Bhatt N, Waly MI, Essa MM, Ali A, Ginger: A functional Herb. “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 4, pp: 51-72.
  17. Vijayan RK, Essa MM, Al-Rawahi AS, Guillemin GJ, Subash   S, Manivasagam T, Anandan A. Health benefits of Onion, “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 4, pp: 95-108.
  18. Vijayan RK, Essa MM, Al-Rawahi AS, Guillemin GJ, Subash   S, Memon MA, Manivasagam T, Anandan A. The potential health benefits of Almonds, “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 9, pp: 149-172
  19. Hakkim FL, Essa MM,  Al-Rawahi AS, Subash S,  Vijayan RK, Emblica officinalis (Amla) as Medicine. “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 11, pp: 205-222
  20. Vijayan RK, Khan AJ, Essa MM, Al-Rawahi AS, Guillemin GJ, Subash  S. Carrot: Nutritional and health benefits, “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 13, pp: 243-256.
  21. Vijayan RK, Essa MM, Al-Rawahi AS, Guillemin GJ, Subash   S, Memon MA. Guava and potential health benefits. “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 15, pp: 271-290.
  22. Al-Rawahi AS, Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Subash  S, Vijayan RK, Rahman MS.  Health benefits of Olives and olive oil. “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 16, pp: 291-320.
  23. Subash S, Essa MM, Waly MI, Ali A, Al-Rawahi AS, Vijayan RK, Guillemin GJ, Subramanian P, Manivasagam T, Anandhan A. Natural products and their benefits on experimental hyperammonemia - a review. “Food as Medicine” Editor – Essa MM, Memon MA – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA – May 10, 2013, Chapter 19, pp: 353-374.
  24. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Hakkim FL, Subramanian P. Hypo-lipidaemic and anti-hyper-lipidaemic effect of Hibiscus Sabdariffa leaves in experimental hyperammonemic rats. Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Chapter 18, pp: 325-332.
  25. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Al-Rawahi AS, Singh V, Guizani N, Memon MA. Walnuts (Juglans regia Linn) and its health benefits. Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Chapter 19, pp: 333-350
  26. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Ramachandran N, Vaishnav R, Memon MA. Anti amyloidogenic effect of dates with reference to their protection against Alzheimer’s disease. The Dates – Genous Phoneix” Manickavasagan A, Essa MM, Sukumar E, from CRC press, UK – April 20, 2012, PP- 397-403. (From TRC grant)
  27. Ali A, Waly MI, Essa MM, Devarajan S.  Nutritional and Medicinal Value of Date Fruit; The Dates – Genous Phoneix” Manickavasagan A, Essa MM, Sukumar E, from CRC press, UK, April 20, 2012, PP. 361-375
  28. Guizani N, Essa MM, Al-Kharousi Z, Singh v, Soussi B, Guillemin GJ. Omega 3 fatty acids and anticancer activities. Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Chapter 6, pp: 109-122.
  29. Al-Rawahi A, Rahman MS, Essa MM.  Functionality of Pomegranate in human health. Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Chapter 23,
  30. pp: 407-430.
  31. Singh V, Essa MM, Waly MI, Ali A, Guizani N, Guillemin GJ. Mango (Mangifera indica Linn.) and Its Health benefits. Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, 2012, Chapter 25, pp: 449-462.
  32. Waly M, Amanat Ali, Essa MM, Farhat M, Al-Farsi YM. Coffee, Caffeine and Coronary Heart Diseases. Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Chapter 20, pp: 351-364.
  33. Ali A, Devarajan S, Waly M,  Essa MM, Rahman MS. Nutritional and Medicinal Values of Papaya (Carica papaya L.). Natural products and their active components on Disease Prevention” Editor – Essa MM, Manickavasagan A and Sukumar E – Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, Chapter 17, pp: 307-324.
  34. Subramanian P, Dakshayani KB, Essa MM. Influences of Alpha-Ketoglutarate and Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate on Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidants and on their Temporal Patterns. New Research on Antioxidants, Editors: Diego Marín and Pablo García; 2008, chapter 9; pp. 253-268.
  35. Subramanian P, Dakshayani KB, Essa MM. Influences of alpha-ketoglutarate and ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate on lipid peroxidation and antioxidants and on their temporal patterns. Trends in Nutrition Research; Editor: Tony P Starks. Nova Science Publishers Inc, NY, USA; 2006; Chapter 4: pp: 65-80


Popular Articles in Newspapers

  1. Essa MM, Pomegranate for the brain. Horizon, an Official Media Publication of SQU, Oman. Issue 284, PP: 4; 10th Feb 2014
  2. Essa MM, Act of Love, July 21st 2013 Muscat daily.
  3. http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Features/Act-of-Love-2fbg ;.
  4. Essa MM, Remembering Parkinson’s, The Week, April 11, 2012 http://www.theweek.co.om/printCon.aspx?Cval=6148
  5. Essa MM, Over Nourished, The Week. January 4, 2012. http://www.theweek.co.om/printCon.aspx?Cval=5915
  6. Essa MM, Omani dates and Alzheimer’s disease. September 15 2011. http://main.omanobserver.om/node/64865
  7. Essa MM. Walnuts and Alzheimer’s disease. Invited article published in Oman Observer on Jan 21 2010. http://globalhealthcarenetwork.com/notes/Obesity_a_growing_challenge_in_Oman
  8. Essa MM, Alzheimer’s Aware. The Week. 7th July 2010. P 1-2. (http://www.theweek.co.om/discon.aspx?Cval=3566)
  9. Essa MM, Childhood Obesity on the rise- The week. April 14, 2010 http://www.theweek.co.om/printCon.aspx?Cval=3380


Key note / Invited Presentations:

  1. ISANH Congress, Dubai 2016 – Key note speaker and organizing committee
  2. Solutions for Better life conference – Sharjah – Invited Speaker
  3. IBRO – MENA symposium – December 2015- Key note speaker
  4. Plenary speaker: ICPHD 2013, International Conference – Annamalai University, India, Jan 21 -24, 2013
  5. ISANH Congress, Dubai 2016 – Key note speaker and organizing committee
  6. Solutions for Better life conference – Sharjah, UAE – Invited Speaker
  7. IBRO – MENA symposium – December 2015- Key note speaker
  8. Invited key note presentation titled, Cognition and Other Behavior Abnormalities in Parkinsonism and Possible Therapeutics through Natural Products will be presented at 1st Annual World Congress of Dementia-2015, November 26-28, 2015, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  9. Invited keynote presentation titled, Fruits from Oman attenuates inflammation in a Transgenic Mice Model of Alzheimer’s  Disease will be presented at International Congress on Neuroimmunology and Therapeutics, San Francisco, California, USA, July 20-22, 2015.
  10. Invited presentation titled, Fruits and their benefits on Alzheimer’s disease, presented at 10th International Congress on Complementary medicine Research, Jeju, Korea, May 2015.
  11. Invited presentation titled, Neuroprotective Effect of  Walnut Extract on MPP+-induced Oxidative Stress in Human Neuroblastomas SH-SY5Y Cells, presented at the 15th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology, Petra, Jordan, May 5-8, 2015.
  12. Invited presentation of Dr. Essa titled, Dietary supplementation of fruits alleviate oxidative stress and inflammation in Alzheimer's disease transgenic mice model presented at ASN 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March, 2015
  13. Plenary Lecture of Dr. Essa titled, KP altered in type 2 diabetes, presented at Dia-Can-2012-International Conference on Diabetes and Cancer, Annamalai University, India, Dec 14-16, 2012.

 

Conference abstracts Published in journals

  1. Essa MM, Dietary supplementation of fruits alleviate oxidative stress and inflammation in Alzheimer's  disease transgenic mice model. Proceedings of ASN 2015, ASN Neuro, 2015
  2. Subash S, Essa MM, Al-Buraiki Z, Al-Asmi A, Al-Adawi S, Vaishnav R, Lakhtatika R, Al-Senawi H, Awlad-Thani K, Al-Jabri A, Samuoi M. Effect of dietary supplementation of pomegranate fruit grown in Oman on the memory, anxiety and learning skills in a transgenic mice model of Alzheimer’s  disease. FASEB Journal, Proceedings of EB 2014. 728.10
  3. Subash S, Essa MM, Awlad-Thani K, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R, Guillemin GJ. Memory deficits and learning skills improved in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease after date-rich diet supplementation. FASEB Journal, Proceedings of EB 2014. 845.4
  4. Subash S, Essa MM, S-Adawi. Al-asmi R, Vaishnav R, Guillemin GJ. Nine months of dietary supplementation of omani fruits improves the memory anxiety and learning skills in AD transgenic mice. FASEB Journal, Proceedings of EB 2014. 845.1
  5. Subash S, Braidy N, Essa MM, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R, Guillemin GJ. Pomegranate ameliorates Alzheimer’s disease-type neurodegeneration in tg 2576 mouse model. FASEB Journal, Proceedings of EB 2014. 846.1 
  6. Subash S, Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R.  Dietary supplementation of pomegranate reduces the brain oxidative stress in transgenic tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer disease. FASEB Journal, Proceedings of EB 2014. 1025.5
  7. Essa MM, Subash S, Awlad-Thani K, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Samuoi M, Vaishnav R, Al-Senawi H. Chronic date palm fruits supplementation therapy reduces oxidative stress in transgenic (Tg2576) mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. FASEB Journal, Proceedings of EB 2014. 1025.18
  8. Essa MM, Subash S, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Al-Jabri A, Samuoi M, Al-Sinawi H, Guillemin GJ, Vaishnav R, Nandhagopal R. Effect of dietary supplementation of figs from Oman on the memory, learning skills and behavior in Alzheimer’s disease tg mice. J Neurochem 2013 May; Vol: 125; Supplement 1: May: 179-180.
  9. Essa MM, Al-Jabri A, Subash S, Al-Adawi S, Al-Senawi H, Al-Asmi A, Al-Buraiki Z, Samuoi M, Vaishnav R. (2013). Diet rich in figs improves memory and learning in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic (APPSw 2576) mice. Abstract. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 9(4):505-506, Supplement, July 2013.
  10. Essa, M. M., Subash, S., Braidy, N., Al-Adawi, S., Al-Asmi, A., Al-Senawi, H., Vaishnav, R., & Guillemin, G. J. (2013). Neuro-protective effects of pomegranate juice extracts on -1-Methyl-4Phenyl-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydropyridin (MPTP) induced neurotoxicity in human neurons. Abstract. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 9(4):800-801, Supplement, July 2013.
  11. Essa MM, Subash S, Briady N, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R, Al-Senawi H, Guillemin GJ. Neuro-protective Effects of Pomegranate Juice Extracts on Quinolinic Acid-Induced Excitotoxicity in Human Neurons, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 2013
  12. Essa MM, Subash S, Briady N, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R, Al-Senawi H, Guillemin GJ. Anti-oxidant and Anti-excitotoxic Effects of Date, Fig and Walnut Extracts in Human Neurons.  Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 2013.
  13. Essa, M. M., Subash, S., & Vaishnav, R. (2013). Improved behaviour of APPsw 2576 Alzeimer's disease transgenic mice on long term supplementation of figs in their diet.   Abstract. Clinical Therapeutics, 35(8): p. e101, Supplement, August 2013.
  14. Essa MM, Braidy N, Vijayan RK, Subash S, Guillemin GJ. 2013. Excito-toxicity in the pathogenesis of Autism, Transactions of ISN-ASN 2013, Journal of Neurochemistry, 2013 (From IG).
  15. Essa MM, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R, Guillemin GJ, Ramachandiran N. Date palm fruits grown in Oman ameliorate amyloid beta protein induced cytotoxicity. The FASEB Journal, 2012;26:672.1.
  16. Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Ali A, Al-Khalili MM, Essa MM, Al-Farsi OA, Al-Shafaee MS. Low serum levels of glutathione, homocysteine and total antioxidant capacity are associated with increased risk of autism in Oman. The FASEB Journal, 2011;25:595.7.
  17. Chauhan A, Essa MM, Muthaiyah B, Chauhan V. Mitochondrial abnormalities in lymphoblasts from autism Mitochondrion 10 (2010) 200–242
  18. Chauhan A, Essa MM, Chauhan V, Brown TW, Muthaiyah, B. Mitochondiral dysfucntion in Autism. J. Neurochem. 2009, 108 Suppl. 1:73 -82.
  19. Muthaiyah B, Essa MM, Chauhan V, Chauhan A. Increased lipid peroxidation in cerebellum and temporal cortex of brain in autism. J. Neurochem. 108 Suppl. 1:64 -81, March 2009.
  20. Essa MM, Muthaiyah B, Chauhan A, Chauhan V. Increased oxidative damage in lymphoblasts from autism: enhanced free radical generation coupled with reduced antioxidant status. J. Neurochem. 2009. 108 Suppl. 1:64 -81.
  21. Chauhan A, Essa MM, Muthaiyah B, Chauhan V. Increased oxidative damage and free radical generation in lymphoblasts from autism. P-73. J. Neurochem. 106 Suppl. 1:44, July 2008.


Referred Conference abstracts/proceedings

  1. Essa MM, Subash S, et al., 2014. Date palm fruits from Oman attenuates cognitive and behavioral defects and reduces inflammation in a Transgenic Mice Model of Alzheimer's Disease. ICFHNS, 2014 December, Istanbul, Turkey.
  2. Essa, M.M, Subash, S, Al-Asmi, A, Al-Adawi, S, Vaishnav, R, Al-Jabri, A, Awlad-Thani K, Al-Buraiki Z, Al-Senawi, H. Chronic dietary supplementation of 4% figs modifiy the status of membrane bound enzymes and oxidative stress in mouse-tg2576 model. Transactions of ASN 2014, PS09-03
  3. Essa MM, et al., Walnuts and Parkinson’s disease, XX world Parkinson’s disease congress, December 8-11, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Subash S, Essa MM (2013) Pomegranate-rich diet improves catecholamines and physiological abnormalities seen in a Parkinson’s disease model mouse. Abstract presented at the XX World Congress on Parkinson's disease and Related Disorders, Geneva, Switzerland, 08-11 December.
  5. Essa MM (2013). Figs reverses 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin (mptp)-induced neurodegeneration in a mouse model for Parkinson’s disease Abstract presented at the XX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Geneva, Switzerland, 08-11 December.
  6. Subash S, Essa MM (2013). Protective effect of dietary supplementation of dates on mptp induced oxidative stress and dopamine depletion in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Abstract presented at the XX World Congress on Parkinson's disease and Related Disorders, Geneva, Switzerland, 08-11 December.
  7. Essa MM. Natural Products, active components and Alzheimer’s disease. Invited speaker: ICPHD 2013, International Conference – Annamalai University, India, Jan 21 -24, 2013. Proceedings of ICPHD.
  8. Essa MM. Natural Products, active components and Parkinson’s disease. Plenary speaker: ICPHD 2013, International Conference – Annamalai University, India, Jan 21 -24, 2013. Proceedings of ICPHD.
  9. Essa MM, NAD and Oxidative stress in Autism. Invited speaker: ISTRY- International Conference for Tryptophan Research 2012, UNSW, Sydney, Australia – Nov 7-9 2012. Role of NAD+, Oxidative stress and tryptophan metabolism in Autism spectrum disorders. Proceedings of ISTRY.  (From IG).
  10. Essa MM. KP altered in type 2 diabetes. Plenary speaker: Dia-Can-2012, International Conference – Annamalai University, India, Dec 14-16, 2012. Proceedings of DIA-CAN, Int J Nutr Pharm Neurol Dis June 2013.
  11. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ. Lim EC, Waly MI, Al-Sharbati MM, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Shafaee, MS. Kynurenine pathway is activated in autism. Transactions of the American Society for Neurochemistry, 2012, PP. 123-124 - IF. NA. (From IG).
  12. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Hakkim FL, Waly MI, Al-Sharbati M, Al-Farsi YM, Ali A.  Altered antioxidant enzymes in the plasma of autistic Omani children Proceedings of IMFAR 2012, May 17-19, Toronto, Canada, 769-770. (From IG).
  13. Singh V, Guizani N, Rahman MS, Essa MM. In-vitro Antioxidant activities of Zizyphus spina christi fruits (Red date) from Oman. Proceedings of International Conference on Food and Nutrition Technology for Public Health Care, May 4-5, 2012, New Delhi, India, PP. 80. (Awarded as Best Poster Presentation for Singh V)
  14. Al-Rawahi AS, Rahman MS, Guizani N, Essa MM. Chemical composition, water sorption isotherm and phenolic contents in fresh and dried pomegranate peels. Proceedings of International Conference on Food and Nutrition Technology for Public Health Care, May 4-5, 2012, New Delhi, India, PP. 46. (Awarded as Best Oral Presentation for Al-Rawahi AS)
  15. Guizani N, Singh V,  Rahman MS, Essa MM. In-vitro antioxidant activities of Three Date Varieties (Phoenix dactylifera L.) from Sultanate of Oman at Two Edible Maturity Stages. Proceedings of CIGR-AGENG, Spain 2012.
  16. Ali A, Al-Hakmani MS, Waly M, Essa MM. Effect of Omani coffee on the glycemic index commonly consumed snack foods in Oman. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. 2011. pp. 35
  17. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Waly MI, Ali A, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Braidy N, Al-Shafaee MS. Elevated Leptin and Reduced Adiponectin Levels In Omani Autistic Children. Proceedings of IMFAR, 2011. Pp – 166-167. (From IG).
  18. Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Al-Khaduri MM, Ali A, Essa MM, Ouhtit A, Al-Farsi OA, Al-Shafaee M,. Deth R. Assessment of Omega-3 fatty acids status in Omani Autistic children. Proceedings of IMFAR 2012, Toronto, Canada, 768-769
  19. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, AI-Adawi S, AI-Asmi A. 2011. Date palm fruits offer protection against amyloid beta peptide - induced cytotoxicity. Proceedings of V Neurotoxicity Society meeting, April 7-10, 2011, Argentina, pp 108. (From TRC Grant).
  20. Chauhan, Essa MM, Muthaiyah B, Chauhan V. Increased Protein Oxidation in Cerebellum, Frontal and Temporal Cortex in Autism. Proceedings of IMFAR, 2010. pp – 610-611
  21. Chauhan, Essa MM, Kaur K, Chauhan V. Walnuts-rich diet improves memory deficits &learning skills in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Proceedings of AICAD, 2010. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, pp – 3-4
  22. Essa MM, Ali A, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Guillemin GJ, Al-Shafaee M, Altered monoamine oxidase and adiponectin in Omani autistic children. Proceedings of Intl Autism Symposium, Geneva, Toronto, Canada, 2010, Nov. (From IG).
  23. Essa MM, Ali A, Waly MI, Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Guillemin GJ, Al-Shafaee M. Screening the Levels of Reactive Nitrogen Species, Protein Oxidation, Lipid Oxidation and Energy Metabolite (pyruvate) in Autistic Children in Sultanate of Oman. Proceedings of IMFAR, 2010,  pp – 360-361. (From IG).
  24. Manickavasagan A, Al-Yahyai, Essa MM. Computer vision technology in Dates processing. Proceedings of International Dates Conference, Abu Dhabi. 2010. pp - 75
  25. Essa MM, Muthaiyah B, Chauhan A, Chauhan V. Increased oxidative damage in lymphoblasts from autism: Enhanced free radical generation coupled with reduced antioxidant status”. Proceedings of in American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN - 2009) 40th Annual Meeting, March 7-11, 2009 - Charleston Marriott, Charleston, SC, USA. pp. 41-42
  26. Chauhan A, Essa MM, Muthaiyah B, Chauhan V, Kaur K, Lee M. Dietary supplementation of walnuts improves memory deficits and learning skills in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Proceedings of The 22nd Biennial meeting of the ISN/APSN Joint Meeting Satellite Conference –Novel Strategies for Intervention in Neurodegenerative Diseases. 2009. pp.19-22.
  27. Chauhan A, Essa MM, Muthaiyah B. Chauhan V. Mitochondrial abnormalities in lymphoblasts from Autism” presented in 3rd ISN Neurochemistry Conference- 8th Intl Meeting for Brain Energy metabolism, Beijing, China, held at Beijing, China, on June 27th to July 1st 2008. pp-29-30
  28. Chauhan A, Essa MM, Muthaiyah B. Chauhan V. Mitochondrial abnormalities in lymphoblasts from Autism” presented in IMFAR – 2008, International Conference of Intl Society for Autism Research, held at London, UK, on May 15- 17, 2008. pp: 359
  29. Essa MM, Muthaiyah B. Chauhan A, Chauhan V. Increased oxidative damage and free radical generation in lymphoblasts from Autism” presented in IMFAR – 2008, International Conference of Intl Society for Autism Research, held at London, UK, on May 15- 17, 2008. pp: 361
  30. Muthaiyah B, Essa MM, Chauhan A, Chauhan V. Alterations in the activities of antioxidant enzymes in lymphoblasts from Autism” presented in IMFAR – 2008, International Conference of Intl Society for Autism Research, held at London, UK, on May 15- 17, 2008. pp: 363


Non-referred conference proceedings /abstracts

  1. Essa MM. Responsible consumption of Food to save for the future, World Environment day, SQU June 5, 2013. pp5
  2. Essa MM, Subash S, Braidy N, Al-Adawi S, Al-Asmi A, Vaishnav R, Al-Senawi H,  Guillemin GJ. Neuroprotective Effects of Omani Pomegranate Juice Extracts on Quinolinic Acid-Induced Excitotoxicity in Human Primary Neurons. University Day, CAMS, SQU, pp.3. (From TRC grant).
  3. Essa MM. Key note talk about “Responsible consumption of Food” in Earth Hour 2013 in Information Technology Authority, Oman (March 23, 2013)
  4. Al-Ghammari A, Essa MM, Subash S, Guizani N, Ali A.  Comparative study of two difference varieties of dates on in vitro antifibrilogenic activity. QNRF Arab expat research forum conference, Qatar, October 2012.
  5. Al-Ghammari A, Essa MM, Subash S, Al-Rawahi A.S. Invitro antiamyloidogenic activeity of date palm fruits grown in Oman. QNRF Arab expat research forum conference, Qatar, October 2012.
  6. Essa MM, Guillemin GJ, Memon MA, Subash S, Vijayan RK. Natural products and Parkinson’s disease. QNRF Arab expat research forum conference, Qatar, October 2012.
  7. Subash S, Essa MM. Whole grains phenolics and tocopherol- health functionality - A review. Poster, International symposium on Whole Grains, April 2012, SQU, Oman
  8. Essa MM. Functional food and health benefits – International symposium on functional food, CAMS, SQU, 2011.
  9. Essa MM, Subramanian P. Antihyperlipidemic effect of H. sabdariffa in hyperammonemic rats” presented in BPCON’07, Intl Conference of Indian Society for Hypertension, held at Lucknow, INDIA on March 15th to 16th 2007.
  10. Essa MM, Subramanian P. Influence of H. sabdariffa…… in hyperammonemic rats”  presented in the International Conference of Society for Free Radical Research, held at Lonavala, INDIA on January 8th to 11th 2007.
  11. Essa MM, Subramanian P. P. pinnata modulates oxidant-antioxidant imbalance during ammonium chloride induced hyperammonemic rats” presented in the International Conference of Society for Free Radical Research, held at Science City, Kolkatta University, INDIA on January 15th to 18th 2006.
  12. Essa MM, Subramanian P. Influence of P. pinnata on ….. in hyperammonemic rats” presented in the National Conference of Society of Biological Chemists,  INDIA conducted by Dept of Biochemistry, Annamalai University INDIA on Feb 24th to 26 2006
  13. Essa MM, Subramanian P. Influence of α-KG on the levels of antioxidants and lipid peroxidation products in ethanol treated mice” presented in the International Conference of Society for Free Radical Research, held at RMMCH, Annamalai University, INDIA on January 16th to 19th 2004.
  14. Manivasagam T, Essa MM, Subramanian P. “Effects of S-allyl cysteine on ….. in tumor bearing rats” presented in the XVII National Conference Chronobiolgy held at B.H.U, Varanasi, INDIA on Oct 1st to 3rd 2005.
  15. Essa MM, Saravanan G, Pari L. “Effect of S. cumini bark extract on thyroid hormone ……. diabetes mellitus” presented  in the National Conference on Recent trends in biological chemistry, held at Sri Venkateshwara University, Tripati, INDIA on Dec 26th to 28th 2003.
  16. Essa MM, Nagalakshmi T, Subramanian P. Pharmacokinetics of Alpha KG in Swiss Mice” presented in National Annual Conference of IABMS held at Annamalai University, INDIA on Oct 13th to 16th 2000.
  17. Essa MM, Nagalakshmi T, Subramanian P. Antioxidant… α-KG …. rats” presented in National Annual Conference of IABMS held at Annamalai University, INDIA on Oct 13th to 16th 2000.


Seminars and other local presentations

  1. Essa MM, Key note Lecture, Ministry of Health, Oman workshop on Journal publications, Jan 2015.
  2. Essa MM, The Research Council - Science café – Invited speaker, Al-Mouj Golf course, April 1st, 2014
  3. 8. Essa MM. Food and Brain Health, Invited Lecture, Mabelah Helath Center, MOH, Oman, January 2013
  4. Essa MM. Whole grains and cereals – Health benefits, Invited Lecture, International symposium on Whole Grains, April 2012, SQU, Oman
  5. Essa MM. Food as Neuro-protectors, Invited Lecture, Ministry of Health, Al-Sharqiya conference, 2012
  6. Essa MM. Natural products and Alzheimer’s disease – Workshop on Nutrition, FSN, CAMS, SQU, 2012 March.
  7. Essa MM, Food as Neuro-protectors – Nutrition student group symposium, CAMS, SQU – 2010
  8. Essa MM. Functional food and health benefits – International symposium on functional food, CAMS, SQU, 2011.
  9. Essa MM. Walnuts and Alzheimer’s disease – Workshop on Food, Nutiriton and health, CAMS, SQU, 2010, May 10.
  10. Essa MM. Invited lecture delivered in “SCOPE OF BIOINFORMATICS” in National one day seminar on Recent Trends in Bioinformatics held at Govt. College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, INDIA on January 6th 2004

 

Services

University Service


Set up a core lab for animal behavior related with neurodegenerative diseases in Small Animal House first time in Sultan Qaboos University and the Sultanate of Oman.

One of the initiator for a new research group in SQU named Ageing and Dementia Research group, SQU and acting as Principal Investigator

Reviewer for SQU Medical Journal

Suggestions and training were given to the staff of SQU medical Journal for improvement and getting indexed


College Service


Chair – College Annual Report Committee (2012 – till date)

Chair for the committee, preparing the posters about involvement of CAMS faculty in Journals and books (2012 – till date)

Member – Best Research award selection Committee (2014 – till date)

Member - Publication and Outreach Committee (2012- till date)

Member - Computer Committee (2009-2011)

Reviewer - Internal grant from CAMS, SQU (2010) – Reviewed one progress report

Resource person for Biochemistry, Pharmacology and neurological diseases


Department Service

Undergraduate coordinator for Nutrition (Since 2012 December – till date)

Member – Nutrition Faculty / demonstrator Recruitment committee

Faculty Representative, Food Science and Nutrition student group ( Fall 2012)

Setting up the cell culture labs along with capacity of Fluorescence microscope and ELSIA reader, Semi auto-analyzer, Nano drop, Animal Behavior equipment

Member Department Board (2009 to date)

Member – Department recruitment committee (since 2013)

Member – Department faculty contract renewal committee (since 2014)

         


Service to the Community


Food and Brain Research Foundation – Founder and President

Sending one MSc student (Marwa Al-Mahreazi to Harvard Medical School for completing MSc project

Alzheimer’s society Oman – One of the support member and volunteer

Conducted Walkathons for Alzheimer’s awareness “Remember 2013 and 2014” on April 8th 2013 and March 3rd 2014 in Muscat to create awareness to common public about Alzheimer’s disease and Road Traffic accident. More than 1000 people turned out for both years.

One of the initiator for the Alzheimer’s newsletter for Omani’s in SQU

Active member for Alzheimer’s care givers support group

Gave talks to health professional and attending patients in various health centers of Muscat about “Food and Brain Health” to create the awareness.

Initiated and created a website about “Alzheimer’s Oman” to give ideas about this disease and recent updates. www.alzheimersoman.com

Placement guidance to students completing degree from our department.

Given Radio interview on the effect of Omani fruits on Alzheimer’s disease in Oman FM on November 18, 2011 as a part of 42nd National Day special programs

Given a short TV interview about the preliminary results of our TRC project in a documentary about Oman by the Globo TV Brazil.

Active member for parent support group

Volunteer for Early Intervention Center, Muscat. Gave talks about developmental disabilities to parents

Updating the registry of Ministry of Health with number of patients having Neurodegenerative diseases in Oman through our TRC project.

Creating awareness about importance of diet and health through Ministry of Health workshops and talks

Sent one of the PhD student Amani Al-Rawahi to UNSW Sydney Australia for training

Given Key note talk about “Responsible consumption of Food” in Earth Hour 2013 in Information Technology Authority, Oman (March 23, 2013)

Given Radio interview about the effect of fruit and their effect on Alzheimer’s disease and details of the walkathon “Remember 2013” in Oman FM on April 6th 2013.




Training Programs offered by myself in the department


#

Title

Period

Participants

Position

1

Animal behavior techniques

Sep 2011 to Jan 2012

Dr. Hakkim

Postdoctoral Fellow, FSN, CAMS, SQU

2

Animal behavior techniques

Feb 2012 to till date

Dr. Subash & Dr. Hakkim

Postdoctoral Fellow, FSN, CAMS, SQU

3

Animal behavior techniques

April 2013

Dr. Saravanan Ganesan

Consultant, FSN, CAMS, SQU

4

Animal behavior techniques

March 2012 to till date

Dr. Maha Al-Samoui

Consultant-College of Science, SQU

5

Biochemical analysis

May 2010

Sara Al-Adawi

School Student

6

Fluorescence Microscope handling

May 2012

Dr. S. Subash & Amani Al-Rawahi

Postdoctoral fellow and PhD student

7

Small animal handling

Since March 2012

4 MSc & 1 Ph.D.

M.Sc. & PhD students

8

Fluorescence Microscope and ELISA reader

Since March 2012

Raya Al-Maliki& Buthainah Al-Bulushi

Technicians, FSN, CAMS, SQU

9

Semi Human Clinical Analyzer

Since Sepetember’12

Raya Al-Maliki & Buthainah Al-Bulushi

Technicians, FSN, CAMS, SQU



Event / Conference / Workshop Organized / Chaired:

Food and Brian Health –3rd International Workshop, November 29, 201

Food and Brian Health –2nd International Workshop, December 8, 2014

Remember 2014 – Your Mind matters”– Walk for Alzheimer’s disease and Road safety Awareness, March 3rd 2014

Food and Brian Health – International Workshop with reference to World Alzheimer’s day, September 24, 2013

Remember 2013 – Your Mind matters”– Walk for Alzheimer’s disease and Road safety Awareness, April 8th 2013

World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21st 2012, SQUH.

Organized an International Workshop on Food, Nutrition and Health, on May 10, 2010 in CAMS, SQU

Organizing committee member for 2 workshops held in nutrition Department, CAMS, SQU (2011 and 2012)

Chaired and Co-Chaired Sessions – International symposium new technologies for the food processing industry, 2010, SQU, Dec 19-21


RADIO AND TV INTERVIEWS / PROGRAMS:

  1. Presented our research work in a Documentary about SQU by Akkassa Productions, released on SQU University day, May 5th 2013.
  2. Presented our research work in Oman FM on April 6th 2013 and also give update about our Alzheimer’s Awareness Walkathon
  3. Gave a short interview about our TRC project in Oman FM on 41st National day of Oman.
  4. Gave a short interview about our TRC project in Globo TV in a documentary film about Oman, date of telecast March 29th 2012


INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL COLLABORATION

  1. Prof. Song BJ, NIAA, National Institute of Health, USA
  2. Dr. Mohammed A.S. Khan, Harvard Medical School, USA
  3. Prof. James Hoarding, Washington State University, Pullman, USA
  4. Prof. Gilles J Guillemin, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  5. Prof. Yukihiro Shoyama, Nagasaki International University, Japan
  6. Dr. Mustaq Memon, Washington State University, Pullman, USA
  7. Dr. Amanda Brown, Qatar Univeristy, Qatar
  8. Dr. Polycarp Nwoha, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  9. Dr. Manivasagam Thamilarasan, Annamalai University, India.
  10. Dr. Abha Chauhan, NYS Institute for Basic Research, NY, USA
  11. Dr. Abdur Rahman, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  12. Dr. El-Tamer M, Dept of Health & Environment, NFRCEC / Diwan of Royal Court
  13. Dr. Mullaicharam, Oman Medical College, Oman
  14. Prof. Samir Al-Adawi, Dept of Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, SQU
  15. Dr. Abdullah Al-Asmi, Dept of Neurology, SQUH
  16. Dr. Yahya Al-Farsi, Dept of Family Health, College of Medicine, SQU
  17. Dr. Sardar Farook, Dept of Biology, College of Science, SQU
  18. Dr. Sivakumar Nallusamy, Dept of Biology, College of Science, SQU
  19. Prof. Majek Fatope, Dept of Chemistry, College of Science, SQU

 


EDITORIAL BOARD / REVIEWER FOR PEER REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Toxicology International
  2. Human and Experimental Toxicology
  3. Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
  4. Life Sciences
  5. Journal of the American College of Nutrition
  6. Neuroscience Letters
  7. Food & Function
  8. Nutritional Neuroscience
  9. Neurotoxicology
  10. Neural Regeneration Research
  11. Food Bioscience
  12. Nutrition
  13. Frontiers in Neuroscience
  14. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  15. Biochemie
  16. International Journal of Nutrition Pharmacology Neurological Diseases – Editor in Chief. www.ijnpnd.com
  17. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, OMICS group – Academic Editor.
  18. PLOS one
  19. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  20. eCAM -  http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/
  21. AJTCAM – Bio line Intl.  http://www.bioline.org.br/request?tc06043
  22. Intl J of Tryptophan Research www.la-press.com/journal.php?pa=editorial_board...id.. .
  23. National J Physiology Pharmacy and Pharmacology - http://ns2.indexscholar.com/?jid=28&sec=eboard
  24. Intl J Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences - http://www.ijhps.com/eboard.html
  25. IJBMR - http://www.biomedscidirect.com/editorialboard/Join-as-Editor
  26. Academic Journals, USA –  www.academicjournals.net 
  27. ANSINET – Journals - www.ansijournals.com/3/index.php?id=1&theme=3
  28.  SQU Medical Journal - http://web.squ.edu.om/squmj/compelete-issue/SQUMJ-V10%20I3.pdf (PP.423)
  29. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience http://www.la-press.com/
  30. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights http://www.la-press.com/
  31. Autism Insights http://www.la-press.com/


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  1. Member of International Society for Neurochemistry
  2. Elected Fellow of The Linnean Society of London, UK (FLS)
  3. Member for International Society for Tryptophan Research (ISTRY)
  4. Member for Neurotoxicity Society
  5. Fellow of Indian Chemical Society – FICS (LM/6057/2001)
  6. Member of New York Academy of Sciences
  7. Member of American society for Nutrition
  8. Fellow of Indian Society of Atherosclerosis research – FISAR
  9. Life Member of Indian Chronobiology Society
  10. Member Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  11. Member of ALZ forum
  12. Member of International Society for Autism Research
  13. Member of International Society of Computational Biology (2003)
  14. Fellow of Bioinformatics Institute of India - FBII
  15. Member - Society of Biological Chemists – MSBC
  16. Member - Biochemical Society – MBCS