Sumaih Zoubi | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Graduate Student / Research Assistant

Lab Phone: 806-414-9255
Mail Address: 1300 S Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106-1712


Sumaih Zoubi completed Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree from the University of Petra, Amman, Jordan in 2016, and her Master of Science (MS) degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France in 2018. She joined the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in August of 2021 and is presently working in the laboratory of Dr. Ulrich Bickel with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on our Amarillo campus.


  • MS: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France, 2018
  • BPharm: University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, 2016

Research Interests:

Investigation of physiological transport mechanisms through in-vitro and in-vivo models of the blood-brain barrier


  • Behnam Noorani, Ekram Ahmed Chowdhury, Faleh Alqahtani, Yeseul Ahn, Ehsan Nozohouri, Sumaih Zoubi, Dhavalkumar Patel, Laurence Wood, Juyang Huang, Muhammad Bilal Siddique, Abraham Al-Ahmad, Reza Mehvar, Ulrich Bickel. Effects of Volatile Anesthetics versus Ketamine on Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability via Lipid-Mediated Alterations of Endothelial Cell Membranes. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2023 May; 385(2):135-145. Epub 2023 Feb 24.


  • Sumaih Zoubi, Yeseul Ahn, Ehsan Nozohouri, Dhavalkumar Patel, Ulrich Bickel. "Development of a LC-MS/MS Method for Measurement of Acetaminophen in Plasma and Brain Tissue". 19th Annual Research Days, TTUHSC Jerry H Hodge School of Pharmacy, Office of Sciences in Amarillo, event at Lubbock, TX; June 2022.


  • 05/05/2023 "High-Dose Acetaminophen has No Acute Impact on the Integrity of the Blood-Brain Barrier"


  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo (GSAA), TTUHSC – International Senate Representative, 2023-2024.
  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo (GSAA), TTUHSC – Student Senate Representative, 2022-2023.
  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo (GSAA), TTUHSC, 2022-present.