ahmed hashash
Ahmed Hashash

Instructional Associate Professor

Fax: 979-845-2891


319 HELD



Joined the Department in 2022

  • M.Sc. Cell Biology, Zagazig University, ARE. 1998
  • Ph.D. Developmental Biology, University of Manchester, UK. 2005


  • Book Series Editor; Elsevier, USA (2019-2028)
  • Editor In-Chief; Open Journal of Educational Research; Science Publications Inc., San Jose, California (2021-present)

320. Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II. (3-3). Credit 4. II

Continuation of BIOL 319. Integrated approach to endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and developmental anatomy and physiology; includes some histology, histopathology, radiology and clinical correlations. Prerequisites: BIOL 319; or approval of instructor.

Prerequisites, be able to:
1. Identify tissues and relate their structure to their physiology
2. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system
3. Explain cell biology basics such as what the mitochondria is and does, etc.
4. Explain chemistry basics such as enzymes, acid/base, pH, etc.
5. Explain the physics of physiology such as refraction of light, pressure gradients, forces for movement
6. Demonstrate proper use of grammar and writing skills including the ability to professionally use digital communication
7. Demonstrate basic microscopy skills
8. Demonstrate proficiency in college level arithmetic
9. Explain the basics of system physiology, from cells up, including cell to cell communication, the respiratory system, excretory system, etc.
10. Explain the basic biochemistry, e.g., what an amino acid looks like, oxidative phosphorylation, etc.

Learning outcomes, be able to:
1. Explain, compare/contrast, and critically analyze body systems
2. Identify the major hormones produced by the human body and articulate their respective effects on homeostasis of physiological systems.
3. Characterize the tissue types learned in BIOL 319 and be able to explain their respective uses and functions in physiological systems
4. Identify all major structures of the special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems using human models and cat dissection specimens
5. Compare/contrast the structures of these systems with respect to their functions
6. Explain the physiology demonstrated by electrical recordings of special senses, brain, lung and heart activities

Recent Publications:

Recent Biomedical/Biological Education Publications

1-El-Hashash AH. The effectiveness of web-based classroom response system (clickers) in teaching biomedical science courses (in preparation).

2- El-Hashash AH. Learning & teaching repository and other tools to improve the quality of biological/biomedical science education (in preparation).

3-El-Hashash AH. (2022). Weekly quizzes reinforce student learning outcomes and performance in biomedical science in-course assessments. Open Journal of Educational Research, 2(4), 168-178. DOI: 10.31586/ojer.2022.273

4- El-Hashash AH. (2022). Adapting examination and student evaluation at biomedical science institute in the time of COVID-19. Open Journal of Educational Research, 2(3), 138-146. DOI: 10.31586/ojer.2022.272

5- El-Hashash AH. (2021). Role of digital formative assessment in improving the assessment and monitoring of student learning and their significance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Open Journal of Educational Research, 2(1), 9-12. DOI: 10.31586/ojer.2022.25

6-El-Hashash AH (2020). Written assessment methods: multiple choice vs. short answer questions in biomedical education. Journal of Global Medical Education & Research. 3(1): 5-11.

7- El-Hashash AH (2019). PBL vs. non-PBL approach and assessment in biomedical and medical education. Journal of Global Medical Education & Research. 2(1): 9-13.

Recent Books & Textbooks

  • Authored

1-El-Hashash AH. (author). Biomedical Basis of Human Disease: From Research to Clinic. Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, USA (2023).

2-El-Hashash AH. (author) Stem Cell Innovation in Health and Disease (Volume 1: The Lung). Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, USA (2021). 174 pages

3-El-Hashash AH. and Abdel Magued E. (authors) The Lung: Developmental Morphogenesis, Mechanobiology and Stem Cells. Imperial College London Press /World Scientific (2019). 204 pages.

4-El-Hashash AH. (author) Lung Stem Cell Behavior. Springer (Springer-Nature), Berlin, Germany. (2018). 105 pages.

(b) Edited

5-Jiang G & El-Hashash AH (editor) Stem Cell Innovation in Health and Disease (Volume 3: The Bone & Joint). Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, USA (2023). 196 pages

6-Shabrawy E & Elalfy M* (editor) Stem Cell Innovation in Health and Disease (Volume 4: The Eye). Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, USA (2023). 200 pages

                *Books 2,5,6,7 are volumes of my book series at Elsevier

7-El-Hashash AH. and Abdel Magued E. (editors) Stem Cell Innovation in Health and Disease (Volume 2: The Intestine). Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, USA (2021). 204 pages

8-El-Hashash AH. (editor) Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Human Health and Disease. Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, USA (2020). 228 pages.

9-Pham PV and El-Hashash AH. (editors). Stem Cells for Cancer and Genetic Disease Treatment. Springer (Springer-Nature), Berlin, Germany. (2018). 190 pages

10-El-Hashash AH. (editor) Developmental and Stem Cell Biology in Health and Disease. Bentham, Dubai, UAE (2016). 249 pages.

Recent Biomedical/Biological Research  Publications                                                                      Research & Review Articles

1- Nasir M, El-Hashash AH, Aldahmash B. Molecular Identification and Phylogenetic Analysis of Two Freshwater Catfishes C. Naziri and C. Garua Using COI Gene as A DNA Barcoding Marker. J. of Zoological Systematic & Evolutionary Research (Submitted)

2-Yuan D, Bao Y, El-Hashash AH* (2022). Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Therapy in Lung Diseases; From Research to Clinic. Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy (submitted). *Senior/Correspond. Author

3-Berika M and El-Hashash AH* (2022). Stem Cells in Bone Repair and Regeneration. Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 2022 Apr.  PMID: 35410621. *Senior/Correspond. Author

4-El-Hashash AH (2021). Histone H3K27M Mutation in Brain Tumors. In Fang, D, editor. Histone Mutations and Cancer. Adv Exp Med Biol 2021;1283: 43-52.

5-Yin Z, Lin J, Yan R, Zhou W, El-Hashash AH, Chen X, Ouyang H (2020). Atlas of Musculoskeletal Stem Cells with the Soft and Hard Tissue Differentiation Architecture. Advanced Science 2020, 2000938 (1-15).

6-Chen Y, Wu B, Yu D, Du X, Yu Y, Zhu S, Sun H, Zhang S, Zhou J, Bunpetch V, EI-Hashash AH, Ouyang H (2019). (2020). High-Resolution Dissection of Chemical Reprogramming from Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts into Fibrocartilaginous Cells. Stem Cell Reports 14(3): 478-492.

6-Lu, Q, El-Hashash, AH* (2019). Cell-based therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Stem Cell Investigation. 6: 22. *Senior/Correspond. Author

7-Zhu, Y, Chen X, Yang X and EI- Hashash, AH* (2018). Stem cells in lung repair and regeneration: current applications and future promise. Journal of Cellular Physiology 233 (10): 6414-6424 *Senior/Correspond. Author

8-Abdel Meguid E, Ke Y, Ji J, El-Hashash AH* (2017). Stem cells applications in bone/tooth repair and regeneration: New insights and tools. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 233 (3): 1825– 1835 *Senior/Correspond. Author