Shara Kamil (Zheer) Nizamaddin, Adjunct Lecturer | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Shara Kamil (Zheer) Nizamaddin, Adjunct Lecturer

 Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Office: B-F2-12

Shara is a molecular geneticist and a clinical biochemist; she obtained her MS in Molecular Genetics from MTSU in the USA, along with a Graduate Higher Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry. Shara is currently a PhD candidate majoring in Molecular Medicine and Diagnostics, conducting her researches in cancer field at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Shara has more than 9 years of academic teaching experience at different universities in Kurdistan, teaching different subjects including Clinic al Biochemistry; Biology, Molecules, Genes and Disease; Food Science; and Critical thinking and Scientific Debates. Besides, she has 10 years of medical lab working experience at multiple hospitals in Kurdistan as a senior and USA as a research intern. Her last appointment was at the Molecular Diagnostics Lab in MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is also a certified advance trainer, she has been collaborating with the US Embassy and Consulate in Iraq, and the University of Cincinnati as a team leader conducting multiple workshops to university professors, graduates and undergraduates, as a volunteer.
Shara is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), and the Society of Chemists and Physics. 

     Awards & Fellowships 

  1. Iraqi Women Fellowship Foundation (IWFF) award, Washington DC, USA
    Fellow and Graduate Student 2016-2019 The University of Texas MD 
    Anderson Cancer Center- UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Science
  2. Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) International Trainee Award 2016 
    Charlotte NC, USA 
  3. Train the Trainer -Alumni University Program 2014-2018 
    Awarded by University of Cincinnati-School of Law Education and Criminal Science (USA) and the US Embassy in Baghdad
  4. Fulbright Scholarship- Student Exchange Program 2010-2012 
    US Department of State, Washington DC, USA
    MSc Student- Middle Tennessee State University 

Licenses & Certifications 

Certified Advance Trainer 
University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
School of Law Education and Criminal Science

  • Public Speaking and Communication Skills for Civic Engagement
  • Leadership Skills
  • Grant Writing
  • Study Abroad

Clinical Laboratory License