Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine and Translational Research

​SIMR is the hub of the University of Sharjah Master and Ph.D. programs in Molecular Medicine and Translational Research. Students from these programs exploit the state-of-the-art facilities to train in research methodologies and critical thinking specifically using techniques in molecular biology, pharmacology, tissue culture and microscopy. The Graduate Programs are interdisciplinary programs and promotes collaborative interactions. The program trains graduate students to investigate human diseases through a process of integrating information across several cutting-edge biomedical research disciplines. Our graduates possess a breadth of understanding for the mechanisms underlying human diseases, oupled with intensive integrative research training; this positions our graduates for success in a wide range of career opportunities.


The Master and PhD programs have obtained initial accreditation from the commission of academic accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in January 2011. The first cohort of MSc students was accepted in September 2011. The program is under the College of Medicine while the teaching laboratories, student projects' facility and big part of the lectures take place at SIMR. Teaching at the program is shared by faculty members from College of Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Department of Applied Biology/Biotechnology, College of Sciences.

Current Ph.D, Students in Molecular and Translational Research Program

 

Rakhee Kizhuvappat Ramakrishnan

Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Kerala, India

Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) from the University of Queensland, Australia

Current Research Supervisor (s): Prof. Qutayba Hamid

Research Project title: Mitochondrial targeting therapy for airway remodeling

Email: U16101422@sharjah.ac.ae

Noha Mousaad Taha Hassan Elemam

Msc. in Molecular Pharmacology from German University in Cairo -2014

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from German University in Cairo -2012

Current Research Supervisor : Prof.Azzam Maghazachi

Research Project title :CROSS SECTIONAL EVALUATE OF PRESENCE OF NK17/NK1 IN THE SYNOVIAL FLUID OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS AND ITS RELATION TO THE SEVERITY AND MANIFESTATION OF RA

Email :U16101424@sharjah.ac.ae

Dr. Mahmood Yaseen Hachim

M.B.Ch.B.  Al Nahrain University – College of Medicine,  2000

M.Sc. Medical Immunology and Microbiology,  Al Nahrain University – College of Medicine,  2005

M.Res. Cancer Biology,  Dundee University – College of Medicine,  2013

Current Research Supervisor (s):  Dr. Wael Abdel-Rahman Hassan

Research Project title:  Role of Vitamin D pathway in Breast Cancer in UAE

Email   U16101425@sharjah.ac.ae

Hayat Saad  Othman

B.Sc. in Pharmacy from Dubai Pharmacy College

M.Sc. in Biomedical science (Pharmacology and Toxicology track) From United Arab Emirates  University

Current Research Supervisor (s): --TBA

Research Project title: --TBA

Email:  U16101428@sharjah.ac.ae

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Current MSc. Students in Molecular and Translational Research Program

Wafaa S H Ramadan

B.Sc. in Biotechnology from University of Sharjah

Current Research Supervisor (s): Dr.Raafat El Ewady and Dr.Ekram

Research Project title: Relationship between hormonal status, epigenetic markers and response of breast cancer cells to chemotherapy

Email: U14220400@sharjah.ac.ae

Dana Mazen Zaher

B.Sc. in Biotechnology from University Of Sharjah

Current Research Supervisor (s): Dr. Hany Omar and Prof. Taleb Al-Tal

Research Project title:  "Novel OSU-2S-derived Small-Molecule Targeted Chemotherapeutic Agents in Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

Email: U14220403@sharjah.ac.ae

Zeinab Abdalla Ali Mohamed

Bsc from: University Of Zawia

Current research supervisor: Dr.Samrein Ahmed

Research project title:  The Role of ShcD and Ret interaction in neuroblastoma survival and migration

Email:  u00045863@sharjah.ac.ae

Ibrahim Abdelhamid Ibrahim Elsharkawi

B. Sc. in Pharmaceutical sciences from Tanta University

Current Research Supervisor (s): Dr. Ahmed T. ElSerafi

Research Project title: Investigating the role of epigenetic modifiers 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine and suberanilohydroxamic acid in the differentiation of stem cells into insulin secreting cells.

Email: U14210523@sharjah.ac.ae

Sarah Othman Mohammed

B.Sc. of Sciences in Biotechnology, University of Sharjah

Current Research Supervisor: Dr. Jalal Taneera

Research Project title: Identification of novel genes that influence insulin secretion and contribute to diabetes 

Email:  u15101302@sharjah.ac.ae

Name: Latifa Aleghfeli

B.Sc. in MLT- Higher colleges of technology - Sharjah

Current Research Supervisor (s): Dr Ahmed Alserafi

Research Project title: Molecular characterization of 3D constructs obtained by the osteogenic differentiation

Email: (U15100737@sharjah.ac.ae only)

Nesreen F. Al Khofash

BSc in "Biotechnology" from University Of Sharjah, UAE.

current research supervisor is: Dr. Azzam Magazachi.

Research title: TBA

university e-mail is: U15200115@sharjah.ac.ae

Gomana Mohammed Ahmed Elsheikh.

B.Sc in Medicine and Surgery with an overall grade(good) from Tanta university.

current research supervisor: TBA

Research Project title; TBA

Email;U15200229@sharjah.ac.ae

Alia Rashid Alnuaime

Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology/Science

current research supervisor: TBA

Research Project title; TBA

Email;U16101488@sharjah.ac.ae

Deema Ramadan

B.S in Biology from Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, USA

Current Research Supervisor (s): TBA

Research Project title: TBA

Email: U16101456@sharjah.ac.ae

Shama Essa AlMheiri

B.Sc.  of pharmacy

University: Higher College of Technology / Dubai Women College

Current Research Supervisor (s): TBA

Research Project title: TBA

Email: U16101418@sharjah.ac.ae

Salwa Mohamed Huwair

B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science  from Higher Colleges of Technology

Current Research Supervisor (s): TBA

Research Project title:TBA

Email: u16101426@sharjah.ac.ae

Amina M. Jamal laham

Bachelor in cellular and molecular biology from UAEU (United Arab Emirates University)

Current Research Supervisor (s): TBA

Research Project title:TBA

Email: u16101454@sharjah.ac.ae

Nada Beesan Alassar

Bachelors of biotechnology from UoS

Current Research Supervisor (s): TBA

Research Project title:TBA

Email u16101415@sharjah.ac.ae

Rima Ahd Shaheen

Pharmacy bachelor degree from Ajman University of science and technology

Current Research Supervisor (s): TBA

Research Project title:TBA

Email : U16101440@sharjah.ac.ae

 

The student projects research are supported by University of Sharjah through SIMR and College of Medicine and also many externally funded research projects of various faculty members from the Medical & Health Sciences colleges who succeeded to attract external funding.

Examples of the Student Master Thesis/Research Projects:

-Thesis title: Study of Moesin regulation and effects in breast cancer cells, June 2014.
-Student's name: Farheen Alam
-Supervisor name: Dr. Wael Abdel-Rahman Hassan

-Thesis title: Micro RNA expression, chromatin structure and sensitivity to anticancer agents in Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells, June 2014.
-Student's name: Fatima Hersi
-Supervisor name: Dr.Raafat El-Awady & Dr. Ahmed El-Serfi

-Thesis title: Functional interaction between HIF1-α & TGFβ in T cells, June 2014
-Student's name: Asma Doudin
-Supervisor name: Farhan Cyprian

-Thesis title: The Influence of the p53 status on miRNA Expression in Breast Cancer Cells, June 2013.
-Student's name: Fatma Abubaker Mezhal
-Supervisor name: Dr. Wael Abdel-Rahman Hassan

-Thesis title: Analysis of the effects of a new cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, an imidazopyridine derivative, on human lung carcinoma A549 cells, June 2013.
-Student's name: Hiba J. Rabei
-Supervisors names: Dr. Rafat El-Awady & Dr Rania Zaarour