Tola A. Faraj

Tola A. Faraj
Cell Phone 00964 7509988344
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Specialty Medical Immunology
Pronouns He / Him / His

Tola A. Faraj

Head of Medical Analysis Department

Position: Head of Medical Analysis Department/Lecturer
Faculty : Science.
Researchgate | Google Scholar CV

Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
PhD. University of Leicester-Medical Sciences/UK
Teaching philosophy

Teaching is a lifelong process where you learn new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations for the classes each day.

Previous positions

Lecturer at the College of Medicine-HMU/Head of Media and Communication at the College of Medicine

Research interests

Immunology, Inflammation, Obesity, Diabetes, and Atherosclerosis


Undergraduate Research Project at Medical Analysis Department 

>Yousif Merza, Mohammed and Ahmed Hwaiz, Rundk and T. Yaseen, Roza and Abdulsattar Faraj, Tola and Ali Hama, Harmand (2021) Analysis of serum lipid profile in adult female smokers in Erbil city, Kurdistan region of Iraq. Biomedical Research, 32 (1). pp. 29-31. ISSN 0970938X 

> Faraj TA, Stover C and Erridge C (2019) Dietary Toll-Like Receptor Stimulants Promote Hepatic Inflammation and Impair Reverse Cholesterol Transport in Mice via Macrophage-Dependent Interleukin-1Production. Front. Immunol. 10:1404. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2019.01404

> Hossain MJ, Morandi E, Tanasescu R, Frakich N, Caldano M, Onion D, Faraj TA, Erridge C and Gran B (2018) The Soluble Form of Toll-Like Receptor 2 Is Elevated in Serum of Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Novel Potential Disease Biomarker.Front. Immunol. 9:457. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00457

> Faraj, TA. McLaughlin, CL. Erridge, C. (2017). Host defences against metabolic endotoxemia and their impact on lipopolysaccharide detection. International Reviews of Immunology.

Herieka, M. Faraj, TA. and Erridge, C. (2016). Reduced dietary intake of pro-inflammatory Toll-like receptor stimulants favourably modifies markers of cardiometabolic risk in healthy men. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 26 (3), 194-200. (Co-first author)

> The 32nd ECTRIMS Congress 2016, e-poster, in the United Kingdom, September 14th-17th 2016. Collaboration with Nottingham University participated with entitled abstract ‘The role of toll-like receptor 2 in mediating infection and inflammation in multiple sclerosis’.

> The 84th European Atherosclerosis Society Congress (EAS 2016) in Austria from 29th of May to 01st of June 2016 in the Vascular Biology session: Macrophages, Inflammation, and Immunity. Participated with entitled abstract ‘Reduced dietary intake of TLR2 and TLR4 stimulants favourably modifies lipid and inflammatory markers of cardiometabolic risk in healthy men’.

> The 5th Tykeson Fellows Meeting (Hosted by National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS 2015), At Fort Worth, Texas, USA, November 4th-7th 2015. Collaboration with Nottingham University participated with entitled abstract ‘Role of toll-like receptor 2 in mediating infection and inflammation in multiple sclerosis’.

>The British Society for Cardiovascular Research / the British Atherosclerosis Society (BSCR/BAS 2015) Joint Spring Meeting (Manchester Central, Manchester, United Kingdom, 8th-9th June 2015). New frontiers in Cardiovascular Science. (Attended)

Immunology and Clinical
Immunology course 

.Immunology and Clinical Immunology