Pharmaceutical Sciences

zahra
  • Graduate Student / Research Assistant
Lab Phone: 806-414-9346
E-Mail: fatema.zahra@ttuhsc.edu
Mail Address: 1406 S Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106-1786

Biography

Fatema Tuz Zahra completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2012, and her Master of Pharmacy degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology in 2013, from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She joined the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences as a PhD student in August of 2016, and is presently working in the laboratory of Dr. Constantinos Mikelis with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Education:

  • MPharm: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013
  • BPharm: Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012

Research Interests:

Vascular biology: angiogenesis, growth factors, endothelial physiology.

Publications:

  • Drummond RA, Zahra FT, Natarajan M, Swamydas M, Hsu AP, Wheat LJ, Gavino C, Vinh DC, Holland SH, Mikelis CM, Lionakis MS. GM-CSF Therapy in Human CARD9 Deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jun 8. pii: S0091-6749(18)30846-7. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Sajib S, Zahra FT, Lionakis MS, German NA, Mikelis CM. Mechanisms of angiogenesis in microbe-regulated inflammatory and neoplastic conditions. Angiogenesis, 2017 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Presentations:

  • PODIUM PRESENTATION: Zahra F.T., Sajib M.S., Ichiyama Y., Akwii R., Apu M.N.H., Tullar P., Kubota Y., Mikelis, C.M.. "Differential Role of Endothelial Small Gtpase Rhoa in Physiological Versus Pathological Angiogenesis". TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Research Days, Amarillo, TX; June 2018.
  • Zahra F.T., Sajib M.S., Ichiyama Y., Tullar P., Kubota Y., Mikelis C.M. "Role of endothelial small GTPase RhoA in embryo development and retinal angiogenesis". 30th Annual Student Research Week, TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Lubbock, TX; March 2018.
  • Fatema Tuz Zahra, Md Sanaullah Sajib, Mohd Nazmul Hasan Apu, Paul Tullar, Michail S. Lionakis, Constantinos M. Mikelis. "Participation of RhoA in basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-induced Angiogenesis". North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) Vasculata, Chicago, IL; July 2017.
  • Fatema Tuz Zahra, Md. Sanaullah Sajib, Mohd Nazmul Hasan Apu, Paul Tullar, Michael S. Lionaskis, Constantinos M. Mikelis. “Basic fibroblast growth factor (BFGF)-induced RhoA activation regulates angiogenesis”. Sixteenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo TX; June 2017.
  • Fatema Tuz Zahra, Md Sanaullah Sajib, Mohd Nazmul Hasan Apu, Paul Tullar, Michail S. Lionakis, Constantinos M. Mikelis. "Participation of RhoA in basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-induced angiogenesis". Student Research Week, TTUHSC Graduate Studies in Biomedical Sciences, Lubbock, TX; March 2017.

Seminars:

  • 03/14/2018 "Role of endothelial RhoA in developmental and bFGF-induced angiogenesis"

Awards/Scholarships:

   Before Admission to GPPS:

  • National Sciences and Technology (NST) Fellowship for MPharm thesis research in the field of Medical Sciences, 2014.

   After Admission to GPPS:

  • Mary Lou Clements-Mann Scholarship, TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Fall 2018.
  • Travel Scholarship, North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), Vasculata 2018, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; July 2018.
  • Mary Lou Clements-Mann Scholarship, TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Fall 2017.
  • Vasculata Travel Scholarship, North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), Vasculata 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; July 2017.
  • North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) Vasculata Travel Scholarship, Vasculata 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; July 2017.

Memberships:

  • Inter-Professional Ambassadors (IPA) – Secretary, 2017-2018.
  • Graduate Student Association at Amarillo (GSAA), 2016-present.
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), 2016-present.
  • North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), 2016-present.
  • Inter-Professional Ambassadors (IPA), 2016-present.
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