Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology


The Biotechnology Department at AURAK offers a comprehensive four-year undergraduate program covering diverse areas of Biotechnology, such as Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Drug Discovery, Medical Biotechnology, Forensics, and Food and Agricultural Sciences. The program combines expert-led courses with practical laboratory sessions, including co-requisite laboratory-based modules, providing theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Offering a solid foundational knowledge in Mathematics and Chemistry, advanced biotechnology courses, and substantial practical training, our Biotechnology program prepares students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare industry, forensics laboratories, food industry, research, and education. The Biotechnology Department features six fully equipped laboratories that allow students to carry out hands-on and experiential activities. The laboratories have state-of-the-art facilities for cell culture, molecular biology, light and fluorescence imaging, protein analysis, DNA analysis, and microbiology, providing students with hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment and techniques.

Step into the world of Biotechnology through our esteemed program and unlock countless prospects through our diverse program majors. You’ll have an exciting path to explore, enabling you to seize ample opportunities and embark on a thrilling journey of growth and success.

1-Rawad Hodeify
Dr. Rawad Hodeify

Department Chair / Associate Professor – Medical Biotechnology

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Prof. Rachel Matar

Associate Dean / Professor – Biotechnology

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Prof. Irshad Ahmad

Professor - Chemistry

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Dr. Cijo Vazhappilly

Associate Professor - Biotechnology

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Dr. Shagufta Waseem

Associate Professor - Chemistry

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Dr. Rinku Thomas

Assistant Professor - Chemistry

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Dr. Busher Idris
Dr. Busher Idris

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

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Dr. Asha Cyril

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Biotechnology

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Dr. Muhammad Arshad

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biotechnology

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5-John Marton
Mr. John Marton

Senior Instructor – Biotechnology Lab

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Mr. Hussain AL Zouabi

Lab Technician – Biotechnology Lab

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Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023

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