He obtained his bachelor’s in chemical biology from Mutah University in 1995 and a bachelor’s in microbiology/molecular biology from Arizona State University in 2000. After earning his doctorate degree, he studied with Edward Skibo at Arizona State University in the area of synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry, he decided to pursue more biological studies in the area of mitochondrial medicine and bioenergy production that build on his expertise in natural products-based research. His efforts hope to combine both research and translational aspects of discovery in order to break through the current bottlenecks in fundamental mitochondrial biochemistry, drug design and therapeutic compounds.
Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2007 Arizona State University, Tempe Az.
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology/Molecular Biology, 2000, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az.
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Biology, 1995, Mutah University, Jordan.
Khdour,Omar Mohammad*, Hecht,Sidney Michael. Methylene Blue Derivatives Enhance Mitochondrial Function and Increase Frataxin Levels in a Cellular Model of Friedreich's Ataxia. FARA(12/15/2015 - 12/14/2017).