Dr. Ambreena Siddiq

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph. D. Protein Chemistry, December 2003, HEJRIC, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Postdoctrate Department of Neurosciences, Harvard Institute of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Reviewer:

  • Journal of Neuroscience since 2006
  • Antioxidants and Redox Signaling since 2007
  • Journal of Neurochemistry since 2007
  • Journal of Neurochemical Research since 2007
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2009

Patents:

  • Patent title: Compounds for Enhancing Hypoxia Inducible Factor Activity and Methods of Use
    Inventors:  Rajiv R. Ratan,  Ambreena Siddiq,  Juan C. Chavez
    International Application Number: PCT/US2006/041179
    International Publication Number: WO 2007/048004 A3
    International Patent Classification: A61K 31/58 (2006.01)
    USPC Class: 514 12Assignees:  CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • CHEM 145
  • CHEM 146
  • BIO 258
  • BIO 259
  • BIOL111

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Neurosciences

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Antihelminthic benzimidazoles are novel HIF activators that prevent oxidative neuronal death via binding to tubulin (ARS-2013-5595). Published, August 7, 2014 in Peer Reviewed Journal Antioxidants and Redox Signaling; Impact factor 7.667.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Session chair at the Society for Neurosciences: Neuroscience Annual meeting, San Diego, California, November 3 - 7, 2007.                           
  • Session chair at 'mitochondria and oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disorders symposium, New York Academy of Sciences, New York. September 26-29, 2007.                           
  • Session chair at 3rd GTCbio Annual Therapeutic Strategies against Neurodegenerative Conditions meeting, San Francisco, CA. September 20-21, 2007.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

I have a Ph.D. in protein biochemistry with masters in biochemistry. I worked as a visiting scientist at the department of life sciences, university of Tokushima, Japan for one year (1999-2000) and as a research fellow at the department of neurosciences at Harvard Institute of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, USA (2002-2003) during my Ph.D.

After finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Karachi, I came back to Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow at the department of neurosciences with a focus on molecular and cell biology until 2005 before moving to Cornell University in New York. I worked as a postdoc (2005-2008) and was promoted to faculty at department of neurosciences, Cornell University NY, until I decided to move to Pennsylvania in December 2009.

My main area of research has been cellular and molecular neurosciences, with a focus on biochemical pathway involving stroke. If this interest you take a look at my publications  on Pubmed.

I do love to read and cook for my family. I have two little girls who keep me busy.

Last Updated 9/11/18