Abdallah Samy

Dissertation Defense: May 5, 2016
Degree: Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (Honors)
Currently assistant professor at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus Medical Research Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Advisor: Town Peterson
Research Interests: Disease Ecology and modeling, Disease transmission dynamics, Ecological Niche Modeling, Biodiversity Informatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, vector control programs, Entomology, Evolution, and Bioinformatics.
Hometown: Awlad Sakr, Sharkia, Egypt

Education:

  • M.Sc. in entomology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2009
  • B.Sc. in entomology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2005

Publications:

  • Doha, S. A., Samy, A. M. 2010. Bionomics of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the province of Al‐Baha, Saudi Arabia. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo. Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. 105(7): 850‐856.
  • Shehata, M.G., Samy, A.M., Doha, S.A., Fahmy, A.R., Kaldas, R.M., Furman, B.D., and Villinski J.T. 2009. First report of Leishmania tropica from a classical focus of L. major in North‐Sinai, Egypt. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 81 (2): 213‐218
  • Fahmy, A.R., Samy, A.M., Doha, S.A., and Shehata, M.G. 2009. Preliminary field investigations on phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from a recent cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in Northern‐Sinai, Egypt. Egypt. Acad. J. biolog. Sci. 2(1): 9 – 15.

Presentations:

  • Samy, A. M., Doha, S. A., Lottfy N. M., Shehata, M. G., El-Sawaf, B. M., Campbell, L., Peterson, A. T. Ecology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sinai: linking parasites, vectors, and hosts. 62nd Annual Meeting. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. November 13-17, 2013
  • Samy, A. M., Campbell, L., Doha, S. A., El Sawaf B. M., and Peterson, A. T. 2013. Leishmaniasis transmission: distribution, and coarse-resolution ecology in Egypt (Invited talk). The second International Conference of Biological Sciences, Cairo, Egypt (July 1-3, 2013).
  • Samy, A. M., Doha, S. A., Fahmy, A. R., Lotfy, N. M., Shehata, M. G., and El Sawaf B. M. 2011. L. tropica harry Egyptians health in Sinai: searching vectors and sylvan reservoirs. One Health: Understanding human and veterinary diseases from molecular cell biology to successful interventions International Workshop. Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Samy, A. M., Doha, S. A., Fahmy, A. R., Shehata, M. G. 2010. First report of viscerotropic infection from naturally infected gerbil collected from North‐Sinai, Egypt. Biennial meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Liverpool. United Kingdom.
  • Shehata, M.G, Samy, A.M., Doha, S.A., Fahmy, A.R., Kaldas, R., and Villinski J.T. 2008. First autochthones documentation of Leishmania tropica in a remote border area of North‐Sinai, Egypt. Proceeding of the annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Awards:

  • University of Kansas Center for Research (KUCR) Travel Award ($500)
  • Ecology and evolutionary Biology Travel Award (two times; $600)
  • 2012– Fulbright grant to my PhD at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas.
  • 2011– Grant from the Wellcome Trust to attend the advanced course “Working with the Human Genome Sequence”, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya.
  • 2011– Grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Harvard School of Public health, University of Oxford, The American society of cell biology (USA), and Sokoine University of agriculture to the international workshop “One Health: Understanding human and veterinary diseases from molecular cell biology to successful interventions” international workshop, Sokoine, Tanzania.
  • 2011– TDR grant to the "Fifth Training Course on Functional Genomics of Insect Vectors of Human Diseases”, Bamako, Mali".
  • 2006– present – Junior fellow at the Research and Training center on vectors of Diseases, WHO collaborating center, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2005– B.Sc Scientific professions syndicate Honor to B. Sc. graduated students (1st Entomology student at ASU), Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2005– Faculty prize to the first student at the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

 


KU-calendar-full event list: EEB Seminars
EEB Seminars
Facebook
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today