Sarsour, Ehab

Ehab Sarsour

MS, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry


  • Ph.D. in Free radical and radiation biology, The University of Iowa - USA, 2006
  • M.S. in Immunology , Jordan University of Science and Technology - Jordan, 1999
  • Other in Biomedical Analysis, Jordan University – Jordan, 1996
  • B.S. in Applied Biology (Microbiology), Jordan University of Science and Technology - Jordan, 1995

Teaching Interests/Courses

  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Radiation Biology
  • Redox Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology

Research Interests

  • Cellular aging
  • Age associated diseases
  • Tumor Microenvironment
  • Radiation research
  • Redox biology research


  • ROS and Quiescent Growth: Implications in Aging
    The overall objective of this proposal was to investigate the hypothesis that free radicals regulate quiescent cells’ proliferative capacity and migration, 06/2007 - 05/2011
  • Redox Biology of Quiescent Normal Fibroblasts and Epithelial Cancer Progression
    The major goal of this project is to study free radical and molecular biology of fibroblasts chronological lifespan and its effect on epithelial cancer cell proliferation, 08/2012 - 05/2018
  • Fibroblasts age-associated inflammatory responses and cancer cell proliferation
    The major goal of this project is to study age-associated shift in metabolism regulating fibroblasts’ inflammatory response in the tumor microenvironment, thus promoting cancer cell proliferation, 11/2015 - 10/2017


  • Young investigator award
    , 11/2003
  • Young Investigator Award
    , 11/2006
  • Outstanding Staff Award
    , 09/2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, 11/2002 - Present, Society for Redox Biology and Medicine


  • Member, 11/2001 - Present, Radiation Research Society


Outside Interests

  • Swimming
  • Playing Squash (racquetball)
  • Fixing computers, printers and electronics