Profile for Abe Al-Ahmad

Abe Al-Ahmad

Abe Al-Ahmad

  • Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 806-414-9369
Mail Address: 1300 S Coulter Street
Amarillo TX 79106



B.S. Biochemistry (2002), Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
M.S. Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry (2004), Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg France.
Ph.D. Integrative Molecular Medicine (2009), Universitaet Zuerich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Postdoc (2009-2011), Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College Station, TX.
Postdoc (2011-2014), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

Research Interests

My main research focuses on providing a better understanding of the contribution of the blood-brain barrier within the pathophysiology of neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Batten's disease, GLUT1 deficiency syndrome or cerebral ischemic stroke.
To address such questions, we have developed an isogeneic model of the blood-brain barrier using patients induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)