Waqar Ahmad has established skills in the life-science research with emphasis on the mechanistic studies of the human diseases. After completing his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, he joined Prof. Farah Mustafa’s Lab at College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, UAE and is currently working as a Medical Research Specialist. One of the research priorities of Prof. Mustafa is deciphering the molecular basis of SARS-CoV-2 replication and pathogenesis by focusing on the role of miRNAs during infection and pathogenesis. The lab is interested in the detection of possible miRNA-based biomarkers to distinguish infected patients from healthy ones and those that predict disease severity.
Title : Identification of microRNAs dysregulated in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in the ethnically-diverse population of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)