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Dr. Ghada Alkafaji

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Medicine
Arabian Gulf University
Bahrain

Dr. Ghada Alkafaji

Biography

Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics. Al-Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine. College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2010-todate. - Postdoctoral Research Associate. Diabetes Research Group, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine, King’s College London, University of London. London, UK, 2008-2010. - Assiatant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Department of Biology, College of Science, University College Kensington. UK 2008-2010. - Senior Lecturer of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Department of Biology, College of Science, University College Kensington (part time). UK 2005-2008. - Lecturer of Molecular Biology. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Centre, College of Science, Baghdad University. Baghdad, Iraq, 1993-1996. - Lecturer of Molecular Biology. Department of Biology, College of Science, Al-Mustansyria University. Baghdad, Iraq, 1992-1993. - Assistant Lecturer of Molecular Biology. Department of Biology, College of Science, Al-Mustansyria University. Baghdada, Iraq. 1990-1992.

Research Interest

Mitochondrial dysfunction and mitochondrial DNA damage in diabetes and diabetes complications - Biomarkers / diagnostic indicators for early identification of diabetes and diabetes complications - Gene therapy for diabetes and diabetes complications - Cancer biomarkers and gene therapy

Publications

  • Golbahar J, Al-Saffar N, AltayabDiab D, Al-Othman S, Darwish A, Al-Kafaji G. Predictors of Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency in Adults Bahrainis: A Cross Sectional Study. Public Health Nutrition. 2014, 7: 1-7.

  • Al-Kafaji G, Sabry MA, Bakhiet M. Increased expression of mitochondrial DNA-encoded genes in human renal mesangial cells in response to high glucose-induced reactive oxygen species. Molecular Medicine Reports. In Press.

  • Al-Kafaji G, Al-Mahroos G, Alsayed NA, Hasan ZA, Nawaz S, Bakhiet M. Peripheral blood microRNA-15a as a potential biomarker for type 2 diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes. Molecular Medicine Reports. In press.

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