About Abu Ahmed, PhD

Dr. Ahmed is a molecular biologist with 5+ years of postdoctoral experience working on a wide range of molecular mechanisms of diseases using in-vivoex-vivo, and in-vitro skills and abilities. He discovered a significant role of microRNAs in vascular remodeling in response to injury. Dr. Ahmed also identified long noncoding RNA NEAT1 as a therapeutic target for treating vascular diseases by analyzing cell-based experiments at the molecular level. He has a long experience working with mice, zebrafish, and other model animals. He also developed a conditional knockout Tgfb2flox mouse model that opens a new frontier and has unlimited potential to advance the understanding of TGFβ2 function in embryonic development, tissue homeostasis in adults, the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and other diseases, and various forms of cancer.

Current Research Interest: Hypoxic Stress in pulmonary hypertension (PH) and changes in mitochondrial bioenergetics, right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP), and vascular remodeling.