School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Asfar Azmi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Basic Science
Karmanos Cancer Institute
HWCRC-732
Phone: 313-576-8328
EDUCATION TRAINING

Education
(2006) Ph.D. Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
(2002) M.S. Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
(2000) B.S. with honors Biochemisty, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Postgraduate Training
(2011-2014) Research Scientist, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2009-2011) Research Associate, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2007-2009) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Faculty Appointments

(2016-Present) Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
(2016-Present) Cancer Biology Graduate Faculty, Wayne State University School of Medicine
(2015-Present) Scientific Member, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute
(2014-2016) Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

 

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Association for Cancer Research
American Pancreatic Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

(2015) American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Young Investigator Award
(2014) American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Young Investigator Award
(2012) American Pancreatic Association (APA) Young Investigator Award 2012
(2012) American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award 2012
(2011) President Postdoctoral Association, Wayne State University
(2010) Vice President Postdoctoral Association, Wayne State University
(2007) Elsevier Highest Cited Author Award from Seminars in Cancer Biology
(2005-2006) Govt of India, Senior Research Fellowship Award Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

COURSES TAUGHT

CB 7460: Mechanisms of Neoplasia - Alterations to Cellular Signaling
 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Goa J, Azmi AS, Aboukameel A, Shacham S, Kauffman M, Abou-Samra A, Mohammad RM. Nuclear retention of Fbw7 by specific inhibitors of nuclear export leads to Notch1 degradation in pancreatic cancer. Oncotarget Jun 15;5(11):3444-54 PMID 24899509.
  2. Azmi AS. Evolving role of Nuclear Transporters in Cancer. Sem Can Biol 2014 27,1-2. PMID.14793699.
  3. Muqbil I, Wu J, Aboukameel A, Mohammad RM, Azmi AS. Snail Nuclear Transport: the Gateways Regulating Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition?. Semin Cancer Biol. 2014;27:39-45. PMID 24954001.
  4. Azmi AS, Aboukameel A, Bao B, Philip PA, Kauffman M, Shacham S, Mohammad RM. Selective Inhibitors of Nuclear Export Block Pancreatic Cancer Cell Proliferation and Reduce Tumor Growth in Mice. Gastroenterology. 2013 44(2) 447-56 PMID 23089203.
  5. Azmi AS. Unveiling the role of Nuclear Transport in Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition. Curr Can Drug Targ. 2013 9:906-14. PMID 24168192.