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Azad Ahmed, M.D.

M.D.

 

Mymensingh Medical College, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1986

 

DTCH

 

 

M.D.

 

 

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (Diploma in Tropical Child Health), 1994

USMLE Certification, ECFMG, Medicine, 1997

 

 

 

Research Interests

I'm fascinated with "genes & diseases" and how to resolve the suffering from genetically mediated diseases. First of all, we need to find as many genes as possible related to those diseases. My interest is in gene mapping to find the susceptibility loci and to sequence those. These will eventually open the door to the ultimate treatment. In the future I have plans to get involved in the continuing search for genes of schizophrenia and depression.

Current Projects

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Speech and Language

Publications

Hu FZ, Donfack J, Ahmed A, Dopico R, Johnson S, Post JC, Ehrlich GD, Preston RA.  2004.  Fine mapping a gene for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux on human chromosome 13q14.  Hum Genet 114;6:562-572.


Shen K, Antalis P, Gladitz J, Sayeed S, Ahmed A, Yu S, Hayes J, Johnson S, Dice B, Dopico R, Keefe R, Janto B, Chong W, Goodwin J, Wadowsky RM, Erdos G, Post JC, Ehrlich GD, Hu FZ.  2005.  Identification, distribution, and expression of novel (nonRd) genes in ten clinical isolates of nontypeable
Haemophilus influenzae.  Infect Immun 73;6:3479-3491.

 

Hu FZ, Nystrom A, Ahmed A, Palmquist M, Dopico R, Mossberg I, Gladitz J, Rayner M, Post JC, Ehrlich GD, Preston RA.  2005.  Mapping of an autosomal dominant gene for Dupuytren’s contracture to chromosome 16q in a Swedish family.  Clin Genet 68:424-429.

 

Shen K, Gladitz J, Antalis P, Dice B, Janto B, Keefe R, Hayes J, Ahmed A, Dopico R, Ehrlich N, Jocz J, Kropp L, Yu S, Nistico L, Greenberg DP, Barbadora K, Preston RA, Post JC, Ehrlich GD, Hu FZ.  2006.  Characterization, distribution and expression of novel genes among eight clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae.  Infect Immun 74(1):321-330.

 

Shen K, Sayeed S, Antalis P, Gladitz J, Ahmed A, Dice B, Janto B, Dopico R, Keefe R, Hayes J, Johnson S, Yu S, Ehrlich N, Jocz J, Kropp L, Wong R, Wadowsky RM, Slifkin M, Preston RA, Erdos G, Post JC, Ehrlich GD, Hu FZ.  2006.  Extensive genomic plasticity in Pseudmonas aeruginosa revealed by identification and distribution studies of novel genes among clinical isolates.  Infect Immun 74(9):5272-5283.

 

Erdos G, Sayeed S, Hu FZ, Antalis PT, Shen K, Hayes JD, Ahmed AI, Johnson SL, Post JC, Ehrlich GD.  2006.  Construction and characterization of a highly redundant Pseudomonas aeruginosa genomic library prepared from 12 clinical isolates:  Application to studies of gene distribution among populations.  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:1891-1900.

Kerschner JE, Horsey E, Ahmed A, Erbe C, Khampang P, Cioffi J, Hu FZ, Post JC, Ehrlich GD.  2009. Gene expression differences in infected and non-infected middle ear complementary DNA libraries.  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135;1:33-39.

 

 

 


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