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NAME:
Shaheen Ahmed


ADDRESS:
4068, Durham Research Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE.


EMAIL AND PHONE:
sahmed@unmc.edu, 402-559-5385


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Doctorate of Philosophy in Agricultural Science
Kagoshima University
Kagoshima, Japan


 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

My research interest focuses on developing DNA vaccines against avian influenza A virus (H5N1)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

• Recipient, Outstanding Performance Stipend, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA (2008-2009 and 2007-2008)
• Monbusho Japanese Government Scholarship, Japan (Oct.1998-Mar. 2002)   
• National Science and Technology Fellowship, Bangladesh (1992-1993)
• Government Agricultural Science Scholarship, Bangladesh (1985-1991)

Publications:

Ahmed S, Liu CC, Nawshad A. Mechanisms of palatal epithelial seam disintegration by transforming growth factor (TGF) beta3. Dev Biol. 2007 Sep 15;309(2):193-207

Ahmed S, Nawshad A. Complexity in interpretation of embryonic epithelial-mesenchymal transition in response to transforming growth factor-beta signaling. Cells Tissues Organs. 2007;185(1-3):131-45.

Xu W1, Ahmed S1, Moriyama H and Chollet R. 2006. The Importance of the Strictly Conserved, C-terminal Glycine Residue in Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase for Overall Catalysis, Mutagenesis and Truncation of Gly-961 in the Sorghum C4 Leaf Isoform. The Journal of Biological Chemistry.281 (25):17238-17245
(1 Joint First Author) 
 

Ahmed S, Nose A and Wasano K. 2003. Pyrophosphate: D-fructose-6-phosphate 1 phosphotransferase (PFP) Activities in Response to Fructose-2,6-P2 in Illuminated and Darkened Pineapple Leaf. Environment Control in Biology. 41 (1):25-36 
Ahmed S, Nose A and Wasano K. 2002. In Vivo Properties of   Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase   in   Crassulacean   Acid    Metabolism    Plants.   Is Pineapple   CAM    not Regulated by PEPC   Phosphorylation? Environment Control in Biology. 40 (4): 343  354 
Ahmed S, Hossain MM, Hamid A and Chowdhury AR.1998. Comparative Performance of Tomatoes During Summer and Winter. Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture. 1:9-14

 

Presentations:

Ahmed S, Nose A and Wasano K. (April 2002). In Vivo Properties of Phospho enol-pyruvate Carboxylase in Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Plants. Is Pineapple CAM not Regulated by PEPC Phosphorylation? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan , Tokyo. 
Ahmed   S,   Nose   A and   Wasano   K. (October, 2000) Pyrophosphate: D-fructose-6 phosphate 1-phosphotransferase   (PFP) Activities   in   Response   to   Fructose-2,6-P 2 in   Illuminated   and   Darkened   Pineapple   Leaf.   Paper   presented    at    the    annual meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan, Miyazaki.


What do you do when you are not in the lab?

Traveling, reading, listening music and cooking.

 

Where are you from? How many languages do you speak?  

I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I speak 3 languages; Bangla, English and Japanese.