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During Sarah's Doctoral studies, she published over 5 peer-reviewed research articles in the field of parasitology and pharmaceutical drug resistance. Since then, her Post-Doctoral research has shifted towards assessing pedagogical advances towards teaching the sciences within higher education institutes and investigating the role formal science communication has on preparing scientists for a life outside of academia. In total, Sarah has over 10 publication within only 6 years of her career.

Sarah's research interests include: Pedagogical advances for sicence wducation, teaching and learning within higher education, STEAM education, science communication, science outreach, and eLearning and technoilogy use in science classrooms.

Read some of Sarah's Scholarly publications below.

  1. Habibi, S.A, (2021) The TikTok Scientist: A shift to online learning during a global Pandemic. [Published Online] The SciComm Report.

  2. Habibi, S.A, (2020) Characterization of the ACC-1 family of cys-Loop ligand gated ion channels from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. [Published online]

  3. Habibi, S.A, Salim, L. (2020) Static vs. Dynamic methods of delivery for science communication: A Critical analysis of user engagement with science on social media. PLOS ONE. 16(3): e0248507. [Published online]

  4. Habibi, S.A., Nazareth, K., and Forester, S.G. (2020) Investigation of subunit co-assembly of members of the ACC family with other cys-loop receptors. [In preparation]

  5. Habibi, S.A., Blazie, S., Jin, Y. and Forrester, S.G. (2020) Isolation and characterization of a novel member of the ACC ligand-gated chloride channel family, Hco-LCG-46, from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology. 237 (111276). [Published online]

  6. Habibi, S.A., Callanan, M. and Forrester, S.G. (2018) Molecular and pharmacological characterization of an acetylcholine-gated chloride channel (ACC-2) from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. 8(3): 518-525. [Published online]

  7. Callanan, M., Habibi, S.A.*, Komuniecki, R., Law, W.J., and Forrester, S.G. (2018) Investigating the function and possible biological role of an acetylcholine-gated chloride channel subunit (ACC-1) from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. 8(3): 526-533 *Joint first author. [Published online]

  8. Abdelmassih, S.A., Cochrane, E. and Forrester, S.G. (2018) Evaluating the longevity of surgically extracted Xenopus laevis oocytes for the study of nematode ligand-gated ion channels. Invertebrate Neuroscience. 18(1): 1-6. [Published online]

  9. Kwaka, A., Hassan Khatami, M., Foster, J., Cochrane, E., Habibi, S.A., De Haan, H. and Forrester, S.G. (2018) Molecular characterization of binding loop E in the nematode cys-loop GABA receptor. Molecular Pharmacology. 94(5): 1289-1297. [Published online]

  10. Foster, J., Cochrane, E., Khatami, M.H., Habibi S.A., de Hann, H. and Forrester, S.G. (2018) A mutational and molecular dynamics study of the cys-loop GABA receptor Hco-UNC-49 from Haemonchus contortus: Agonist recognition in the nematode GABA receptor family. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. 8(3): 534-539. [Published online]

  11. Van Nuland, S., and Abdelmassih, S.A. (2015) Primary/Junior Teacher Candidates’ Understanding and Application of Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. Challenging Disparities in Education. Conference Proceedings of the 59th World Assembly: 214-224 (Refereed Conference Proceeding)

  12. Van Nuland, S., and Abdelmassih, S.A. (2015) Ontario’s Teachers Respond to Standards. Peaks & Valleys: Perspectives on Law and Education. Conference Proceedings of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education: 285-307 (Refereed Conference Proceeding)