Mohammad Mahmoud Hudaib, Ph.D

Director, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program


Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133276


B.Pharm. (1996), Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Ph.D. (2002): Pharmaceutical Sciences - Phytochemistry and Phytochemical Analysis, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)

Research Interests

Chemical and Biological Investigations of Medicinal Natural Products:

  • Phytochemical Analysis and Quality Control (Methods of Analysis, Quality Control and Standardization of Natural Products)
  • Pharmaceutical (Instrumental and Chemical) Analysis
  • Chromatography (GC and GC/MS) and Method Development
  • Biological Evaluation of Natural Products and Herbal Extracts (e.g. invitro enzyme inhibition assays: xanthine oxidase, pancreatic lipase, and hormone sensitive lipase; antioxidant; antimicrobial; cytotoxicity and anticancer activities)
  • Plant Essential Oils: Chemical Composition, Biological Activities, Pharmaceutical Quality and Evaluation of Variability Factors (Ontogenic, Environmental, etc.)
  • Modern Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine


Selected Publications

  • Nassim Belkacem, Bachra Khettal,, Mohammad Hudaib, Yasser Bustanji, Bashaer Abu-Irmaileh, and Chiraz Soumia M. Amrine. Antioxidant, antibacterial, and cytotoxic activities of Cedrus atlantica organic extracts and essential oil. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, In Press (DOI: 10.1016/j.eujim.2021.101292) (Jan, 2021).
  • N.T. Alhourani, M.M.D. Hudaib, Y.K.  Bustanji, R. Abbassi, and V. Kasabri. Chemical composition of essential oil and screening of antiproliferative activity of Paronychia argentea lam. Aerial parts: An ethno-medicinal plant from Jordan. Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 13(3), 291–301 (2020).
  • W. Ahmed, T. Aburjai, M. Hudaib, and N. Al-Karablieh. Chemical Composition of Essential Oils Hydrodistilled from Aerial Parts of Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch. Bip. and Achillea santolina L. (Asteraceae) Growing in Jordan. JEOBP, 23(1), 15–25 (2020).
  • SM. Aleidi, E. Shayeb, J. Bzour, EY. Abu-rish, M. Hudaib, S. Al Alawi, Y. Bustanji. Serum level of insulin-like growth factor-I in type 2 diabetic patients: impact of obesity. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation, 39(1), DOI: (2019).
  • R. Jebarah, M. Hudaib, Y. Bustanji, R. Al-Abbassi, N. Alhourani, V. Kasabri. Essential oil composition and antiproliferative potential of the aerial parts of Majorana syriaca (L.  Rafi): An aromatic essential oil bearing ethnomedicinal herb from Jordan. JEOBP (TEOP), 22(4), 994-1012 (2019).
  • N. Alhourani, V. Kasabri, Y. Bustanji, R. Abbassi, and M. Hudaib. Potential Antiproliferative Activity and Evaluation of Essential Oil Composition of the Aerial Parts of Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst.: A Wild Grown Medicinal Plant in Jordan. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 9363868, 1-7 (2018).
  • E.Y. Abu-rish, V.N. Kasabri, M.M. Hudaib, SH. Mashalla, L.H. AlAlawi, K.A. Tawaha, M.K. Mohammad, Y.S. Mohamed, Y.K. Bustanji. Evaluation of antiproliferative activity of some traditional anticancer herbal remedies from Jordan. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 15(3), 469-474 (2016).
  • S.K. Bardaweel, M.M. Hudaib, K.A. Tawaha, R.M. Bashatwah. Antioxidant and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition Activities Associated with Chrysanthemum coronarium Essential Oil. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 790838,1-6 (2015).
  • K.A. Tawaha, F.Q. Alali, M.M. Hudaib. Chemical Composition and General Cytotoxicity Evaluation of Essential Oil from the Flowers of Anthemis palestina Reut. ex Boiss. Growing in Jordan. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 18(5), 1070-1077 (2015).
  • S.K. Bardaweel, M.M. Hudaib, K.A. Tawaha. Evaluation of antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities of essential oils from six species of Eucalyptus. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants (TEOP), 17 (6) 1165 – 1174 (2014).
  • S.K. Bardaweel, K.A. Tawaha, M.M. Hudaib. Antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiproliferative activities of Anthemis palestina essential oil. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14(297), 1-8 (2014).
  • T.A. Aburjai, I.M. Oun, A.A. Auzi, M.M. Hudaib. Volatile Oil Constituents of Fruits and Leaves of Solanum nigrum L. Growing in Libya. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 17(3), 397-404 (2014).
  • M. Hudaib, K. Tawaha. Chemical Profile of the Volatile Oil of Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora Paláu) Growing in Jordan. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 16(5), 568-574 (2013).
  • K.A. Tawaha, M.M. Hudaib. Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil from Flowers, Flower Buds and Leaves of Thymus capitatus Hoffmanns. & Link from Jordan. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 15(6), 988-996 (2012).
  • M.M. Hudaib, K.A. Tawaha, M.K. Mohammad, A.M. Assaf, A.Y. Issa, F.Q. Alali, T.A. Aburjai, Y.K. Bustanji. Xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity of the methanolic extracts of selected Jordanian medicinal plants. Pharmacognosy Magazine, 7(28), 320-324 (2011).
  • Y. Bustanji, I.M. Al-Masri, M. Mohammad, M. Hudaib, K. Tawaha, H. Tarazi, H.S. AlKhatib. Pancreatic lipase inhibition activity of trilactone terpenes of Ginkgo biloba. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, 26(4), 453-459 (2011).
  • M.K. Mohammad, I.M. Almasri, K. Tawaha, A. Issa, A. Al-Nadaf, M. Hudaib, H.S. AlKhatib, E. Abu-Gharbieh, Y. Bustanji. Antioxidant, antihyperuricemic and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities of Hyoscyamus reticulatus. Pharmaceutical Biology, 48(12), 1376-1383 (2010).
  • M. Hudaib, T. Aburjai. Volatile Components of Thymus vulgaris L. from Wild Growing and Cultivated Plants in Jordan. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 22(4), 322-327 (2007).
  • T. Aburjai, M. Hudaib, R. Tayyem, M. Yousef, M. Qishawi. Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal herbs in Jordan, the Ajloun Heights region. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 110(2), 294-304 (2007).
  • T. Aburjai, M. Hudaib. Antiplatelet, Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Achillea falcata Extracts and Evaluation of Volatile Oil Composition. Pharmacognosy Magazine, 2(7) 191-197 (2006).
  • Alnajjar, D. Chabane Sari, N. Abuharfeil, M. Hudaib, T. Aburjai. Effect of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids on lymphocyte proliferation, interleukin production and phospholipid fatty acids composition in type 2 diabetic and healthy subjects in Jordan people. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 74(6), 347-356 (2006).
  • T. Aburjai, M. Hudaib, V. Cavrini. Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil from Different Aerial Parts of Lavender (Lavandula coronopofolia Poiert) (Lamiaceae) Grown in Jordan. Journal of Essential Oil Research, 17(1), 49-51 (2005).
  • F. Alali, M. Hudaib, T. Aburjai, K. Khairallah, N. Al-Hadidi. GC-MS Analysis and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil from the Stem of the Jordanian Toothbrush Tree Salvadora persica. Pharmaceutical Biology, 42(8), 577-580 (2004).
  • M. Hudaib, R. Gotti, R. Pomponio, V. Cavrini. Recovery evaluation of lipophilic markers from Echinacea purpurea roots applying microwave-assisted solvent extraction versus conventional methods. Journal of Separation Science, 26(1/2), 97-104 (2003).
  • Bertucci, M. Hudaib, C. Boga, N. Calonghi, C. Cappadone, L. Masotti. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometric assay of endogenous cellular lipid peroxidation products: Quantitative analysis of 9- and 10-hydroxystearic acids. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 16(9), 859-864 (2002).
  • M. Hudaib, V. Cavrini, M.G. Bellardi, C. Rubies-Autonell. Characterization of the essential oils of healthy and virus infected Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench plants. Journal of Essential Oil Research, 14(6), 427-430 (2002).
  • R. Gotti, J. Fiori, M. Hudaib, V. Cavrini. Separation of alkamides from Echinacea purpurea extracts by cyclodextrin-modified micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Electrophoresis, 23(17), 3084-3092 (2002).
  • J. Fiori, M. Hudaib, L. Valgimigli, S. Gabbanini, V. Cavrini. Determination of trans-anethole in Salvia sclarea essential oil by liquid chromatography and GC-MS. Journal of Separation Science, 25(10/11), 703-709 (2002).
  • M. Hudaib, J. Fiori, M.G. Bellardi, C. Rubies-Autonell, V. Cavrini. GC-MS analysis of the lipophilic principles of Echinacea purpurea and evaluation of cucumber mosaic cucumovirus infection. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 29(6), 1053-1060 (2002).
  • M. Hudaib, E. Speroni, A.M. Di Pietra, V. Cavrini. GC/MS evaluation of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) oil composition and variations during the vegetative cycle. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 29(4), 691-700 (2002).
  • R. Pomponio, R. Gotti, M. Hudaib, V. Cavrini. Analysis of phenolic acids by micellar electrokinetic chromatography: application to Echinacea purpurea plant extracts. Journal of Chromatography A, 945(1-2), 239-247 (2002).
  • R. Pomponio, R. Gotti, M. Hudaib, V. Andrisano, V. Cavrini. Analysis of guaifenesin-based cough syrups by micellar electrokinetic chromatography and GC-MS. Journal of Separation Science, 24(4), 258-264 (2001).

Teaching Courses

Courses taught at AAU:

  • Natural Products Chemistry (MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Pharmacognosy (BSc Pharmacy)
  • Pharmacognosy, Practical (BSc Pharmacy)
  • Phytochemistry and Complementary Medicine (BSc Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry (BSc Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Practical (BSc Pharmacy)


Selected Memberships:

  • 2018-: University Scientific Research Committee, Al Ain University (AAU), Member
  • 2016-2018: Editorial Board Member, Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (JJPS)
  • 2016/2017: University Council Member, The University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan
  • 2014-2016: Steering Committee (member), International Accreditation – ACPE, Head of Organization and Administration Subcommittee – SSR
  • 2014-2016: Graduate Studies University Council (Member), Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan
  • 2014: Committee for revising and updating the JFDA regulations of "Natural Products Registration & Licensing", (JFDA, Jordan)
  • 2012/2013: Chairman and Member of Strategic Plan (2013-2018) - Setting Up Committee (Faculty of Pharmacy at UJ)
  • 2004-2006, 2008-2010, 2012-2016: Committee of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Registration (JFDA, Jordan)
  • 2004: Committee for setting up a regulation-draft for the profession of preparation and selling of herbal products in Jordan (Ministry of Health-MOH, Jordan)
  • 1996-: Jordanian Pharmaceutical Association (Jordan)