Dr. Atiq Hassan obtained PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences specialization in Neurosciences, from the University of Saskatchewan Canada in 2015 and Master's degree in Neurosciences, from the University of Calgary, Canada. He have done his Post-doctoral research at the Stony Brook University, New York, USA. He is Biomedical Scientist with specialization in neurosciences and 17 years of teaching and research experience in the various discipline of Physiology and Neuroscience in the North America (Canada, USA) and internationally (Netherlands Antilles, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia). Currently he is teaching Physiology at the department of Basic Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as an Assistant Professor (Physiology).
During his most recent research, he explored the potential benefit of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) as a novel rehabilitation intervention for facilitating the restoration of forelimb function following cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in rats in safe and meaningful ways. Some of his research work has already transferred to applications in Humans as subject with Spinal cord injury.
The outcome of the research project has already been applied to human patients with chronic incomplete SCI, where AIH treatment has showed significant improvement in walking abilities of persons with incomplete SCI – through research program led by US Army.
He has expertise in a number of lab-based techniques, including but not limited to cell culture, electrophysiological, pharmacological and molecular techniques. While also having hands on experience of Handling and training of animals (Rats), animal surgery (spinal cord), Euthanized and perfused animals and collect tissue (brain and spinal cord) for histological analysis, Tissue sectioning by using Microtome, Cryostat sectioning of frozen tissues by using Microm cryostat, Immunofluorescence microscopy and Immunohistochemistry, In vivo animal and isolated brain preparation, Cell culture of neuron and Electrophysiology and Intracellular Microelectrode recording from cultured neuron.
Neuroscience, Neural Plasticity, Spinal cord injury