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Muneer M. Abbas

TitleAssistant Professor
Faculty RankAssistant Professor
InstitutionHoward University
DepartmentMicrobiology
AddressHoward University College of Medicine
2041 Georgia Ave. NW
Cancer Center Building, Room 605
Washington DC 20060
Phone2028069437
Fax2029863972
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    Muneer Abbas is a researcher in the Department of Microbiology at Howard University. He received his M.S. degree in Immunoparasitology from Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan in 1996. After his Master’s, Mr. Abbas joined the Immunoparasitology laboratory at Yarmouk university as a Research assistant. His research was mainly focused on Incrimination of possible Sandfly vectors for Leishmania parasites in a focus for Leishmania Tropica, Northern Jordan. In 1999, He accepted a position as a faculty member in the college of Medicine, King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia, where he was Lecturing Immunology and Performing Serological HLA Tissue typing in the Microbiology Laboratory.

    In the NHGC, Mr. Abbas’s research is focused on investigating polymorphisms in genes underlying innate and acquired immune responses and their associations with diseases caused by infectious agents. His research originated from the scientific fact that adaptation to pathogens in the environment is the primary function of the host immune system and as such a target in the evolution of genomic polymorphisms that are protective in host defense against pathogens. This motivated researcher mastered various tools that he is using to read the genetic code such as HLA sequence based typing, reverse sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe (rSSOP) typing, gene scan, restriction enzyme molecular DNA genotyping and mutation detection using the WAVE nucleic fragment analysis system.

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    1. Abbas M, Mason T, Ibad A, Khraiwesh M, Apprey V, Kanaan Y, Wilson B, Dunston G, Ricks-Santi L, Brim H. Genetic Polymorphisms in IL-10 Promoter Are Associated With Smoking and Prostate Cancer Risk in African Americans. Anticancer Res. 2020 Jan; 40(1):27-34. PMID: 31892550.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Wilson BD, Ricks-Santi LJ, Mason TE, Abbas M, Kittles RA, Dunston GM, Kanaan YM. Admixture Mapping Links RACGAP1 Regulation to Prostate Cancer in African Americans. Cancer Genomics Proteomics. 2018 May-Jun; 15(3):185-191. PMID: 29695400.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Brim H, Yooseph S, Lee E, Sherif ZA, Abbas M, Laiyemo AO, Varma S, Torralba M, Dowd SE, Nelson KE, Pathmasiri W, Sumner S, de Vos W, Liang Q, Yu J, Zoetendal E, Ashktorab H. A Microbiomic Analysis in African Americans with Colonic Lesions Reveals Streptococcus sp.VT162 as a Marker of Neoplastic Transformation. Genes (Basel). 2017 11 09; 8(11). PMID: 29120399.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    4. Paller CJ, Zhou XC, Heath EI, Taplin ME, Mayer T, Stein MN, Bubley GJ, Pili R, Hudson T, Kakarla R, Abbas MM, Anders NM, Dowling D, King S, Bruns AB, Wagner WD, Drake CG, Antonarakis ES, Eisenberger MA, Denmeade SR, Rudek MA, Rosner GL, Carducci MA. Muscadine Grape Skin Extract (MPX) in Men with Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer: A Randomized, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 01 15; 24(2):306-315. PMID: 29113986.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Ricks-Santi L, McDonald JT, Gold B, Dean M, Thompson N, Abbas M, Wilson B, Kanaan Y, Naab TJ, Dunston G. Next Generation Sequencing Reveals High Prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Variants of Unknown Significance in Early-Onset Breast Cancer in African American Women. Ethn Dis. 2017; 27(2):169-178. PMID: 28439188.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Ogindo CO, Khraiwesh MH, George M, Brandy Y, Brandy N, Gugssa A, Ashraf M, Abbas M, Southerland WM, Lee CM, Bakare O, Fang Y. Novel drug design for Chagas disease via targeting Trypanosoma cruzi tubulin: Homology modeling and binding pocket prediction on Trypanosoma cruzi tubulin polymerization inhibition by naphthoquinone derivatives. Bioorg Med Chem. 2016 08 15; 24(16):3849-55. PMID: 27345756.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Abbas M, Berka N, Khraiwesh M, Ramadan A, Apprey V, Furbert-Harris P, Quinn T, Brim H, Dunston G. Genetic Polymorphisms of TLR4 and MICA are Associated with Severity of Trachoma Disease in Tanzania. Autoimmune Infect Dis. 2016 Jun; 2(3). PMID: 27559544.
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    8. Winchester D, Ricks-Santi L, Mason T, Abbas M, Copeland RL, Beyene D, Jingwi EY, Dunston GM, Kanaan YM. SPINK1 Promoter Variants Are Associated with Prostate Cancer Predisposing Alterations in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients. Anticancer Res. 2015 Jul; 35(7):3811-9. PMID: 26124326.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Jingwi EY, Abbas M, Ricks-Santi L, Winchester D, Beyene D, Day A, Naab TJ, Kassim OO, Dunston GM, Copeland RL, Kanaan YM. Vitamin D receptor genetic polymorphisms are associated with PSA level, Gleason score and prostate cancer risk in African-American men. Anticancer Res. 2015 Mar; 35(3):1549-58. PMID: 25750310.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Miranda MT, Suárez E, Abbas M, Chinea A, Tosado R, Mejías IA, Boukli N, Dunston GM. HLA class I & II alleles in multiple sclerosis patients from Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(1):18-23. PMID: 23767380.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Ricks-Santi LJ, Apprey V, Mason T, Wilson B, Abbas M, Hernandez W, Hooker S, Doura M, Bonney G, Dunston G, Kittles R, Ahaghotu C. Identification of genetic risk associated with prostate cancer using ancestry informative markers. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 Dec; 15(4):359-64. PMID: 22801071.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Khraiwesh MH, Lee CM, Brandy Y, Akinboye ES, Berhe S, Gittens G, Abbas MM, Ampy FR, Ashraf M, Bakare O. Antitrypanosomal activities and cytotoxicity of some novel imido-substituted 1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives. Arch Pharm Res. 2012 Jan; 35(1):27-33. PMID: 22297740.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Abbas M, Bobo LD, Hsieh YH, Berka N, Dunston G, Bonney GE, Apprey V, Quinn TC, West SK. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B, DRB1, and DQB1 allotypes associated with disease and protection of trachoma endemic villagers. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Apr; 50(4):1734-8. PMID: 18824733.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
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