أستاذ واستشاري الوراثة الطبية

رئيس ومؤسس الجمعية السعودية لعلوم المختبرات الاكلينكية

(رئيس قسم علوم المختبرات الاكلينكية سابقا وعميد كلية التمريض سابقا)

Professor and Consultant of Medical Molecular Genetics


  • PhD in Detection of Human Mutations: Development and Screening with Human Genetics Division (2000-2004), Faculty of Medicine at University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

  • M.Sc. in Medical Molecular Genetics in Molecular and Cell Biology (1999-2000), Department at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.

  • B.Sc. in  Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University with class honor  (1991-1996) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


 

 










 
   

 

 

 

 



Prof. Khalid K Alharbi is a full professor in the field of Medical Molecular Genetics at the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS). My major filed of interest is Human Molecular Genetics. I am specifically interested in Human Mutations screening including the MC4R gene involved in obesity and the LDLR gene related to familial Hypercholesterolemia. Since the beginning of my research from 2005, I have been very focused on chronic diseases, particularly obesity. In addition, I have focused on other multifactorial disorders, such as familial hypercholesterolemia and type 2 diabetes, where molecular mechanisms are concerned. In the initial step of my research carrier, I began working on obesity individuals and samples were obtained from students in the CLS departments. Afterward, I concentrated on molecular work on other multifactorial diseases. Successfully, I have completed my project on enrolled subjects in first-cousin obese consanguinity; NPST-approved grant. As a supervisor, I have successfully completed a master's thesis on Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, familial hypercholesterolemia, student obesity, first-cousin obesity and gestational diabetes. Currently, a few students are focusing on acute myeloid leukemia, and one of them is focusing on thalassemia and vitamin deficiencies. My area of interest in obesity and my completed, existing and ongoing initiatives will concentrate on obesity, which is related to chronic diseases and fits into the Saudi vision for 2030(https://vision2030.gov.sa/en/programs/QoL).

 

4) Key Publications:

83 papers were published as full-length articles in international, peer-reviewed journals. And 3 different chapter books were published Since 2004-2020.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Alharbi+KK&cauthor_id=31638163

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Academic education and teaching:  •          232 CLS (Clinical Biochemistry I)•          262 CHS (Biochemistry nutrition for Nursing)•          452 CLS (Independent Study)•          453 CLS...
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Publications: Khalid K. Alharbi and Alastair Cumming (2001). Apolipoprotein E and Low-density lipoprotein receptor related protein polymorphisms: association with Colorectal Cancer risk....
Books:   1.Book Chapter (9). I.N.M. Day, M.A.Al-Dahmesh, L. Haddad1, K.K. Alharbi, X.Chen, H. Rassoulian2, S.E. Humphries3, E. Spanakis4, D. Eccles. MeltMADGE: economical very high...