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, 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