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Nayef A. Mazloum

assistant professor
life science
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Dr. Nayef A. Mazloum joined WCM-Q in January 2011. He comes from WCMC in New York where he served since 2008 as instructor of microbiology and immunology. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1994, continuing his studies at New York Medical College in Valhalla, graduating with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular biology in 2003. He started his postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York before continuing at WCM-NY.

Research Interest

Role of DNA Damage Response in Obesity Associated Pro-inflammatory Senescence and Functional Characterization of Novel Factors in Senescent Pre-adipocytes Investigating the Function of SIRT1 as a Regulator of Pre-adipocyte Proliferation and Differentiation and Uncovering Molecular Pathways that Regulate Adipocyte Hyperplasia


  • Subject of a review: Llorente B, Modesti L. Fungal BRCA2 Ortholog Brh2 Brings 5’ End Strand Invasion Back on Stage. Molecular Cell. 2009 Nov 25; 36(4): 539-540.

  • Zhou Q, Mazloum N, Mao N, Kojic M, Holloman WK. Dss1 regulates interaction of Brh2 with DNA. Biochemistry. 2009 Dec 22; 48(50):11929-38.

  • Abdesselem, H., Madani, A., Hani, A., Al-Noubi, M., Goswami, N., Ben Hamidane, H., Billing, A. M., Pasquier, J., Bonkowski, M. S., Halabi, N., Dalloul, R., Sheriff, M. Z., Mesaeli, N., ElRayess, M., Sinclair, D. A., Graumann, J., and Mazloum, N. A. SIRT1 Limits Adipocyte Hyperplasia Through c-Myc Inhibition. J Biol Chem. 2016 Jan 29;291(5):2119-35.

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