Nehad Omara

Visiting Assistant Professor

532 Mosler Hall


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Cairo University, Egypt, 2001
  • M.Sc., Biochemistry, Cairo University, Egypt, 1998
  • B.Sc., Chemistry-Biochemistry, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1992


Dr. Nehad Omara started her career, as a Research Scientist at Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt in 1993. Dr.Omara was collaborating with the Medicinal plant Department to explore desert medicinal plants which were in use as folk medicine by Egyptians for a long time, and searched for other desert plants that have not been examined phytochemically. In 2001, she started her Post-Doctoral research at University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. Dr.Omara conducted original research in a natural products research program which included screening of plants, fungal cultures for neuropharmacological, antibiotic activity, Isolation, and characterization of biologically active compounds of plants and fungi.

Since 2008, Nehad taught several Chemistry courses including; General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Physical Chemistry. She also instructed the lab component of many of these courses. She gained an immensely diverse teaching experience through teaching at different colleges and universities including Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK; Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK; ITT Tech Institute online; and Cincinnati State College, Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Omara is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University, Hamilton Campus, Hamilton Ohio. She teaches General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Research Interests

  • Be aware with the state-of-the art techniques of studying the biological and
    microbial effects of the natural products.
  • Enhancing my skills in molecular biology research field.
  • Isolation and characterization of natural products from biological sources, with a
    focus on studying their biochemical, biological and microbial effects.


  • J.A., Price, D. Shevlin, Nehad Omara, "Modulation of Human Neutrophil Activation by Plant and Algae Extracts in a Microplate" Assay. Experimental Biology 2004.
  • Nabil H. El-Sayed, Nehad M. Omara, Adel K. Youssef, Ahmed M. Farag; T. J. Mabry, "Kaempferol triosides from Reseda muricata". Phytochemistry, Vol 57, 2001, 575-578.
  • Ahmed M. Farag, S. Morsi, Sh. Emam and Nehad M. Omara, "Phytochemical studies on Noaea mucronata Forssk", Bull. Fac. Agric., Cairo University, Egypt, Vol.50, (2), 2000, 175-190.
  • A. M. Farag, Nabil H. El-Sayed, Sh. Emam and Nehad M. Omara, "Flavonoid, Phenolic Compounds and Volatile Oils of Noaea mucronata Forssk", Bull. Fac. Sci., Cairo University, Egypt, Vol.67, 1999,1-13.
  • Skyna M. Morsi, Fatema A. Ahmed, Adel K .Youssef and Nehad M. Omara, "Ecological and Eco-physiological Studies on Noaea mucronata Forssk", Annals Of Agric. Sc., Moshtohor, Egypt, Vol. 37(2), 1999, 1361-1378.