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Professor Fathi Mohamed Sherif

Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal
University of Tripoli

Research Interest

Neuro-Psychopharmacology: Mainly studying the role of brain and peripheral inhibitory amino acids (e.g. GABA and MOA) in certain neurological and psychiatric disorders in experimental animals and man; Ethno-Pharmacology: Screening of certain medicinal plants that have been used traditionally in Libya for selective biological action without side effects and toxicity; Pharmaco-Epidemiology: Studying the patterns of drug use in the society, addressing the pharmaco-epidemiological, clinical, pharmaco-economic, standards and implementation aspects of such services.


Fathi Sherif is a professor of pharmacology and is currently acting dean and vice-dean of faculty of pharmacy, University of Tripoli, Libya. He received his PhD in medicinal pharmacology from faculty of Medicine, University of Uppsala, Sweden (1992) and postdoctoral training in neuroscience in Uppsala University. He won WHO award for the youngest medical researcher in 1995 from world health organization. He is a lecturer of pharmacology at department of pharmacology and clinical pharmacy since 1993 and held a position of head of the department and head of postgraduate office at the university. Head of research unit at National Medical Research Center of ethno-pharmacology (traditionally used of medicinal plants and their potential actions on the CNS using behavioral models in rats). A long-term involve in neuropsychopharmacology (GABA & MAO systems) in patients as well as long interest in animal behavioral pharmacology. He published several articles about the role of inhibitory transmitters in neuropsychiatric disorders. He is supervising several postgraduate students in the area of clinical and basic pharmacology leading to M.Ph. He is editor in chief of Libyan J Med Res (ISSN 2312-5365) for the last five years.