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The Hamad Lab

Abdel-Rahim Hamad, Ph.D., M.V.Sc.

Principal Investigator:
Abdel-Rahim Hamad, Ph.D., M.V.Sc.

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Our research interest is crystalized into three main areas: 1. Type-1 diabetes - Our focus is on understanding how the Fas death pathway regulates the disease and how extracted information can be used to protect high risk individuals and those with new-onset disease. 2. Type 2 diabetes and Obesity - Our lab is studying the role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG) in regulating body fat and glucose clearance. 3. Double negative ??T cells - Our studies suggest a critical role for these cells in protecting kidneys from Ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). Our current focus is understanding their origin and physiological functions.

Research Areas: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, obesity, Double negative alpha/beta T cells, T cells

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