President Hasan Falah Kashef Alghetaa, VMD, MSc, PhD, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
Dr. Alghetaa obtained his veterinary medical degree in 2001 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq, followed by a master of science in theriogenology in 2004 and a PhD in reproductive physiology in 2008 from same institution. He served as Assistant Professor in Department of Veterinary Obstetrics and Surgery, University of Baghdad. Through his clinical experiences, Dr. Alghetaa authorized and edited a book entitled “Hormonal Causes Leading to Libido Loss in Iraqi Local Male Goats”, published by Noor Publishing. In 2014, as a visiting scientist in biomedical sciences, he joined the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina, where he became involved in toxicology fields, particularly immunotoxicology. Since then, he has presented his work many times at SOT annual meetings as well as meetings of the American Association of Immunology, the International Congress of Toxicology, the International Congress of Immunology, and others. His presented poster was awarded as second honor place by the Vice President for Research in University of South Carolina during 2018-Discover USC event. Also, he has published many peer-reviewed papers related to different diseases generated by toxicity effect of self-immune system. He focused mainly on studying how the modulated epigenetic profile of immune cells and dysbiosis of microbiome are leading to toxic effects of T cells and myeloid cells in different diseases like endometriosis. Along with his duty as President of PDA-USC, Dr. Alghetaa was one of the founder of Arab Toxicologist Association Known as ATA-SIG, which is established in 2019 under a prestigious Society of Toxicology and served as Vice President-Elect in its executive member board for 2019 – 2020.