Dr. Al Khodor has been the Director of the Maternal and Child Health program in the research department at Sidra Medicine, Qatar, since July 2019 and an investigator since January 2015. Dr. Al Khodor received her bachelor’s degree in Medical Lab. Technology from the Faculty of Public Health at the Lebanese University in 2001. Soon after, she started her master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the American University of Beirut. Dr. Al Khodor received her second master’s degree and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.
She is an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS), and an adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Science, Qatar University.
Dr. Al Khodor has over 36 peer-reviewed publications, a membership of the American Society of Microbiology (since 2005), and is a member of the editorial board of the Frontiers in Microbiology (since 2015).
Dr. Al Khodor currently acts as a guest associate editor for Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology and has been the associate editor for the Journal of Translational Medicine since 2017.
Laboratory of Systems Biology: Cell Signaling Unit. NIH, NIAID, Bethesda, MD.2/2010 - 8/2014
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY12/2008 - 2/2010
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY2008 - 2010
Hammoud Hospital, Saida, Lebanon11/2001 - 6/2005
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY2005 - 2008
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY2006
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon2004
Universite Libanaise, FSP V, Saida, Lebanon2001
François Nosten, Daniel H Paris, Rose McGready, Damien Chaussabel: A prospective cohort for the investigation of alteration in temporal transcriptional and microbiome trajectories preceding preterm birth: a study protocol. BMJ Open 2018;9: e023417. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2018-0234172018
DS86760016, a leucyl-tRNA synthetase inhibitor, with activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Jan 22. pii: AAC.02122-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02122-18. [Epub ahead of print]2019
Vitamin D Deficiency in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Exploring the Triad of Genetic Predisposition, the Gut Microbiome and the Immune System. 2019 April 24. Front. Immunol. 10:1042. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.010422019
Evaluation of Methods for the Extraction of Microbial DNA From Vaginal Swabs Used for Microbiome Studies. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Jun 6;9:197. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00197. eCollection 2019.2019
Integrating omics for a better understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a step towards personalized medicine. J Transl Med 17, 419 (2019) doi:10.1186/s12967-019-02174-12019
Profiling the Salivary microbiome of the Qatari population. J Transl Med. 2020 Mar 14;18(1):127. doi: 10.1186/s12967-020-02291-2.2020
Corneal Nerve Loss in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Without Retinopathy or Microalbuminuria. J Diabetes Investig. 2020 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/jdi.13313. Online ahead of print.2020
Cell. Microbiol. 12: 16040-1621, 2010
Al-Khodor, S., and Kwaik, Y. A.2010
A literature-based approach for curating gene signatures in multifaceted diseases. J Transl Med. 2020-DOI: 10.1186/s12967-020-02408-72020
Role of the gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of coeliac disease and potential therapeutic implications. European Journal of Nutrition. 2020-07-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-020-02324-y2020
Darawan Rinchai, Damien Chaussabel, Mathieu Garand: Annexin A3 in sepsis: novel perspectives from an exploration of public transcriptome data. Immunology. 2020 Jul 18. doi: 10.1111/imm.13239.2020
The role of Polymorphyisms in Vitamin D-related Genes in Response to Vitamin D supplementation. Nutrients 2020, 12(9), 2608; DOI: 10.3390/nu120926082020
Pathophysiology and treatment strategies for COVID-19. J Transl Med. 2020 Sep 15;18(1):353. doi: 10.1186/s12967-020-02520-82020
Corneal confocal microscopy demonstrates minimal evidence of distal neuropathy in children with celiac disease. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 21;15(9):e0238859. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238859. eCollection 2020.2020
Cohort profile: molecular signature in pregnancy (MSP): longitudinal high-frequency sampling to characterise cross-omic trajectories in pregnancy in a resource-constrained setting. BMJ Open. 2020 Oct 10;10(10): e041631. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-0416312020
Infect. Immun. 77: 374-386, 2009
Al-Khodor, S., Kalachikov, S., Morozova, I., Price, C. T., and Kwaik. Y. A.2009
The potential role of vitamin D supplementation as a gut microbiota modifier in healthy individuals. Sci Rep. 2020 Dec 10;10(1):21641. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77806-4. PMID: 33303854.2020