Jaafaru Sani Mohammed

Jaafaru Sani Mohammed
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Pronouns He / Him / His

Jaafaru Sani Mohammed

Medical Analysis

Position: Assistant Professor
Faculty : Applied  Science.
Researchgate | Google Scholar CV

Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
Teaching philosophy

Being a modern University Lecturer, I based my teaching style on the interactive format which is student – centered – learning in order to help them to deeply understand the bases of life and medical science courses. By so doing, I believed that the students’ self-confidence will be built up, and will enable them to discover who they are, as well as granting them the competitive advantage(s) over others in the current knowledge-driving world. It is my duty to provide guidance to students taking Medical/Clinical related courses that are design to guide the same students on how to unveil the mystery of life at molecular level and to bring positive changes to the world of fallacies.

Previous positions

1. 2020 – 2022: Head, University Linkages Officer at Kaduna State University, Nigeria.

2. 2019 – 2022: Lecturer I at Kaduna State University, Nigeria.

3. 2017 – 2020: Lecturer II at Kaduna State University, Nigeria.

4. 2013 – 2017: Assistant Lecturer at Kaduna State University, Nigeria.

5. 2013 – 2016: Visiting Lecturer at College of Medicine, Kaduna State University.

6. 2013 – 2016: Visiting Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University.

7. 2019 – 2022: Visiting Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University.

8. 2019 – 2022: Visiting Lecturer at Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kaduna State University.

Research interests

1. Neuroscience

2. Neurochemistry

3. Molecular Biology

4. Phytomedicine

5. Nutrigenomics

6. Use of Drosophila melanogaster


I supervised more than 15 undergraduate final year projects and three (3) postgraduate research work using Drosophila melanogaster disease mode


1. Muhammed, Y., Nadabo, A. Y., Pius, M., Sani, B., Usman, J., Garba, N. A., ... & Sambo, M. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and RNA dependent RNA polymerase as targets for drug and vaccine development: a review. Biosafety and health, 3(05), 249-263.

2. Javed Iqbal, M., Quispe, C., Javed, Z., Sadia, H., Qadri, Q. R., Raza, S., ... & Sharifi-Rad, J. (2021). Nanotechnology-based strategies for berberine delivery system in cancer treatment: Pulling strings to keep berberine in power. Frontiers in molecular biosciences, 7, 624494.

3. Sharif, A. A., Hassan Y., Ja'afaru S. M., (2021). Toxoplasmosis among Pregnant Women in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Basic and Medical Sciences, 2(2): 111-120.

4. Sarkar, C., Quispe, C., Jamaddar, S., Hossain, R., Ray, P., Mondal, M., ... & Sharifi-Rad, J. (2020). Therapeutic promises of ginkgolide A: A literature-based review. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 132, 110908.

5. Abdulwanis Mohamed, Z., Mohamed Eliaser, E., Jaafaru, M. S., Nordin, N., Ioannides, C., & Abdull Razis, A. F. (2020). Neuroprotective Effects of 7-Geranyloxycinnamic Acid from Melicope lunu ankenda Leaves. Molecules, 25(16), 3724.

6. Farouk, H. U., Rufa'i, H., Shehu, S., Balarabe, A. H., & Mohammed, J. S. (2020). The Effect of methanolic crude extract of Ocimum gratisimum leaves on insulin resistance and GLUT-4 gene expression in monosodium glutamate induced obese rats. Science World Journal, 15(4), 48-53.

7. Auta, R., Waziri, P., Sani, J. M., Abubakar, R. I., Wayah, S., Malami, I., ... & Alhassan, Y. (2020). The chemopreventive properties of isothiocyanate isolated from the seeds of moringa oleifera lam. Science World Journal, 15(4), 83-86.

8. Jaafaru, M. S., Nordin, N., Rosli, R., Shaari, K., Noor, N. M., & Razis, A. F. A. (2019). Prospective role of mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in mediating GMG-ITC to reduce cytotoxicity in H2O2-induced oxidative stress in differentiated SH-SY5Y cells. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 119, 109445.

9. Jaafaru, M. S., Nordin, N., Rosli, R., Shaari, K., Saad, N., Noor, N. M., & Razis, A. F. A. (2019). Neuroprotective effects of glucomoringin-isothiocyanate against H2O2-Induced cytotoxicity in neuroblastoma (SH-SY5Y) cells. Neurotoxicology, 75, 89-104.

10. Jaafaru, M. S., Abd Karim, N. A., Mohamed Eliaser, E., Maitalata Waziri, P., Ahmed, H., Mustapha Barau, M., ... & Abdull Razis, A. F. (2018). Nontoxic glucomoringin-isothiocyanate (GMG-ITC) rich soluble extract induces apoptosis and inhibits proliferation of human prostate adenocarcinoma cells (PC-3). Nutrients, 10(9), 1174.

11. Jaafaru, M. S., Abd Karim, N. A., Enas, M. E., Rollin, P., Mazzon, E., & Abdull Razis, A. F. (2018). Protective effect of glucosinolates hydrolytic products in neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs). Nutrients, 10(5), 580.

12. Jaafaru, M. S., Nordin, N., Shaari, K., Rosli, R., & Abdull Razis, A. F. (2018). Isothiocyanate from Moringa oleifera seeds mitigates hydrogen peroxide-induced cytotoxicity and preserved morphological features of human neuronal cells. PLoS One, 13(5), e0196403.

13. Waziri, P. M., Abdullah, R., Rosli, R., Omar, A. R., Abdul, A. B., Kassim, N. K., ... & Abdullah, J. F. F. (2018). Clausenidin induces caspase 8-dependent apoptosis and suppresses production of VEGF in liver cancer cells. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP, 19(4), 917.

14. Jaafaru, M. S., Kyomson, I. D., Waziri, P. M., Yakubu, Y., Mustapha, M. B., & Gyutorwa, J. S. (2017). In vivo ameliorative effect of methanolic extract of Boswellia dalzielli Hutch (Mebdh) stem bark on Triton X-100 induced hyperlipidaemia. Science World Journal, 12(4), 34-37.

15. Bako, H. Y., Mohammad, J. S., Wazir, P. M., Bulus, T., Gwarzo, M. Y., & Zubairu, M. M. (2014). Lipid profile of alloxan-induced diabetic wistar rats treated with methanolic extract of adansonia digitata fruit pulp. Science World Journal, 9(2), 19-24.

16. Waziri, P. M., Massawe, F. J., Wayah, S. B., & Sani, J. M. (2013). Ribosomal DNA variation in landraces of bambara groundnut. African Journal of Biotechnology, 12(35).




1. Biotechnology (3rd Grade)

2. Advanced Clinical Biochemistry (4th Grade)


1. BCH 208: Metabolism of Nucleic Acids, Proteins & Genetic Diseases (2 CU).

2. BCH305: Metabolism of Carbohydrates (2 CU).

3. BCH 341: General Metabolism II (3 CU) “for Pharmacy & Medical Students”.

4. BCH 204: Metabolism of Lipids (2 CU).


1. BCH 421: Medical Biochemistry (2 CU).

2. BCH 401: Advance Enzymology (2 CU).

3. BCH 406: Metabolic Regulation (2 CU)

4. BCH 414: Metabolism of Drugs, Xenobiotics

5. and Toxicology (2 CU).