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Externally funded projects

External Funding 2018-2019

  •  The TerryFox Foundation Grant

Restoring MicroRNA-101 and MicroRNA-26b Expression to Suppress Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis
PI: Dr. Rania Harati

Role of Natural Killer Cells in Suppressing and/or Eradicating Hepatic Metastases in NOG Mice. Involvement of Chemokine/Chemokine Receptors axis.
PI: Prof. Azzam A. Magazachi

Discovery of Novel Anticancer Lead Drug Candidates with Dual Inhibition of Thioredoxin and Glutathione Redox Systems: A Potential Novel Treatment Modality for Cancer
PI: Prof. Taleb H. Al-Tel


  • Al Jalila Foundation Funded Projects 

Investigating the role of FOS and BECLIN1-inducing autophagy in pathogenesis of hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure in diabetes (AJF2018082)

Estrogen-induced epigenetic regulation of Iron metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma (AJF2018036)

Deciphering mechanisms of Triple Negative Breast Cancer resistance to PI3K inhibitors (AJF2018090)
PI: Dr. Mohamed Rahmani

Metabolic Reprogramming as a Novel Approach to Sensitize Cancer Cells to Immunotherapy (AJF2018050)

The Effects of Dokha Smoking on Health in UAE Population (AJF2018014)

Deciphering the immunological mechanism involved in early lung cancer in the UAE population (AJF2018113)
PI: Dr. Saba Al Heialy
Co-PI: Dr. Rifat Akram Hamoudi

The role of therapeutic implication of cyclin-dependant kinases 4 & 6 in colorectal cancer patients in the UAE (AJF2018112)

  • Hamdan Medical Award

Genetic and Molecular Characterization of recurrent triple negative breast cancer in UAE population. 
PI: Dr. Mohamed Rahmani

An epidemiological study to evaluate the levels of nicotine and carbon monoxide amongst midwakh users in the UAE
PI: Dr. Basema Saddik

  • Islamic Development Bank, IsDB Fund

Discovery of first-In-Class lead drug candidates for the treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria

  • UAE Astronaut Program

Elucidating the impact(s) of spaceflight on circulatory vascular function: clinical, genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics parameters

  • Sharjah Research Academy (SRA)

Understanding the molecular mechanism of asthma using systems engineering approach

External Funding 2017-2018

  • Al Jalila Foundation Funded Projects 

Clinical and economical evaluation of a community mental health support service for children and adolescents with chronic conditions in the UAE
PI: Dr. Nabeel Al Yateem, College of Health Sciences

Controlled release of tyrosine kinase inhibitors-loaded nanoparticles from thermosensitive injectable hydrogel scaffolds
PI: Dr. Mohamad Haider, College of Pharmacy

All new diabetics in Sharjah & Ajman (ANDISA): An epidemiological and genetic study toward individualized medicine (phase II) 
PI: Dr. Nabil Sulaiman, College of Medicine

Role of Galanin/Galanin Receptor signaling as a potential novel therapeutic target for colo-rectal cancer with mutant p53
PI: Dr. Maha Saber, College of Medicine

The role of HER2, estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast cancer pathogenesis within the UAE population
PI: Dr. Rifat Hamoudi, College of Medicine

Design and synthesis of novel indole derivatives as potential anticancer agents
PI: Dr. Mohammed I El-Gamal, College of Pharmacy

Molecular and metabolic signature of iron store in pancreatic B-cells
PI: Dr. Jalal Taneera, College of Medicine


External Funding 2016-2017

  • Al Jalila Foundation Funded Projects

Studying the phosphorylation status of ShcD in melanoma upon oxidative stress: An evidence for new therapeutic target in melanoma

PI: Dr. Samrein Ahmed, College of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Dr. Wael M. Abdel-Rahman Hassan & Dr. Ahmed Taher El-Serafi

Energy Restriction as a Novel Approach Targeting Cancer Stem Cells Multi-drug Resistance
PI: Dr. Hany Omar, College of Pharmacy

Co-Investigator: Prof. Taleb Al Tel, Director of Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences 

 Project3-5-Aminosalysilate-4-thiazolinone hybrid derivatives as novel anticancer agents: molecular mechanisms and in-vivo safety and activity
PI: Dr. Rafaat Al Awady, College of Pharmacy

Stress and Women's Health: A Population-Based Study on Prevalence of Stress, Its Determinants, Its Association to Quality of Sleep, Physical Activity, Dietary Habits among Healthy Adult Women Living in The United Arab Emirates
PI: Dr. Wegdan Bani Issa, College of Health Sciences

Co-investigators: Dr.  Shamsa Al Awar, College of Medicine, UAEU, Dr. Rani Samsudin, College of Dentistry, UOS, Dr. Hadia Radwan, College of Health Sciences, UOS, Dr. Farah Al-Marzooq, Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, UOS, Mrs. Arwa Al Shujairi, Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, UOS

Evaluating the Anti-Carcinogenic Potential of Biologically-Driven Intracellular Iron Depletion
PI: Dr. Moawiah Abdel Haq, College of Health Sciences