Ahmad Farooq, MBBS

Start Year
2016

Education and Training

Medical School
Punjab Medical College

Residency
University at Buffalo

Advanced degrees
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University
Project: Developing novel therapies to decrease innate immune injury in sterile inflammation in the liver and pancreas. 

Career and Research Goals

Developing novel therapies in the treatment of acute pancreatitis. I want to pursue my career in basic and translational research.

Honors, awards or distinctions

  • 2014 American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Annual Meeting, Poster of Distinction. 
  • 2015 New York American College of Physician, First Prize Winner Research Section Poster Presentation. 
  • 2015 American College of Physician, Young Achiever 
  • 2016 American College of Physician, Young Achiever 

 

Publications

Farooq, A, and Mehal, WZ. "Novel Immunomodulatory Role of Aspartate and Nmda Receptor in Acetaminophen Induced Liver Toxicity and Acute Pancreatitis." Gastroenterology 152, no. 5 (April 2017): S353-S353.

Full Text

Farooq, A, Hqoue, R, Farooq, A, Oyang, X, and Mehal, W. "Activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor downregulates inflammasome activity and liver inflammation via a β-arrestin-2 pathway." American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 307, no. 7 (October 1, 2014): 732-740.

Scholars@Duke

Hoque, R, Farooq, A, Gorelick, F, and Mehal, W. "Lactate Reduces Liver and Pancreatic Injury in Toll-Like Receptor– and Inflammasome-Mediated Inflammation via GPR81-Mediated Suppression of Innate Immunity." Gastroenterology Research 146, no. 7 (June 30, 2014): 1763-1774.

Scholars@Duke

Hoque, R, Farooq, A, Gorelick, F, and Mehal, W. "Lactate Reduces Liver and Pancreatic Injury in Toll-Like Receptor– and Inflammasome-Mediated Inflammation via GPR81-Mediated Suppression of Innate Immunity." Gastroenterology Research 146, no. 7 (June 30, 2014): 1763-1774.

Scholars@Duke

Farooq, A. "A novel small-molecule enantiomeric analogue of traditional (−)-morphinans has specific TLR9 antagonist properties and reduces sterile inflammation-induced organ damage." The Journal of immunology 190, no. 8 (April 4, 2014): 4297-4304.

Scholars@Duke

Farooq, A. "Sterile inflammation in the liver and pancreas." Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 28, no. s1 (August 1, 2013): 61-67.

Scholars@Duke

Hoque, R, Farooq, A, Gorelick, F, and Mehal, W. "Beta-hydroxybutyrate and niacin protect the murine liver from acute inflammatory injury via activation of the Gpr109 receptor (Published online)." Hepatology Volume 60, no. s1: 501-509.

Scholars@Duke