Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan | Natural products | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan | Natural products | Young Scientist Award

 Dr. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

👩‍🔬 A dedicated researcher with a Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong, specializing in toxicology and drug development. Currently serving as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at PhrmaSec Limited, excelling in research design, data analysis, and project management. Experienced in academic and industry settings, with a track record of publications and awards. Possesses expertise in regulatory toxicology, drug evaluation, and neurology. Recognized for contributions to pearl powder research and diabetic neurological disorders. Committed to continuous learning through professional development courses and certifications in animal research compliance.🌟





Educational Qualification 🎓

  • PhD: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018-2022.
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology): VIT University, India, 2012-2014.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology): Karnatak University, India, 2009-2012.

Working and Research Experience 💼

Post-Doctoral Fellow: PhrmaSec Limited, Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong (April 2023 – Current)Responsibilities include research design and execution, data analysis and interpretation, literature review and scientific writing, collaboration and communication, grant writing and project management. R and D Advisor: Pearl Power Research Institute Limited, Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong (January 2023 – Current)Responsibilities include research planning, experimental design, data collection and analysis, technology assessment, project management, and mentorship. Research Assistant I: School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (January 2022 – April 2023)Responsible for supporting ongoing research projects, literature reviews, data collection and analysis, experiment conduct, and administrative duties.Part-Time Research Assistant I: School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (September 2022 – January 2023)Similar responsibilities as Research Assistant I, but part-time.Quality Control Supervisor: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (January 2017 – February 2018)Responsible for ensuring compliance with food safety regulations, conducting inspections and tests, and managing supplier quality.Research Assistant: Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal (August 2014 – June 2015)Responsibilities included supporting research projects, literature reviews, data collection and analysis, and administrative tasks.

PhD Research Focus 📚

  • Title: Comprehensive toxicological evaluation of novel anti-hypertensive small molecule KSD179019.
  • Guide: Prof. Billy KC Chow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong.

Master’s Degree Research Focus 📖

  • Title: Effect of Insulin on diabetic associated neurological disorders.
  • Guide: Dr. Eugenia Carvalho and Dr. Ermelindo Leal, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Fellowships and Awards 🏆

Second prize laureate Global Challenging Union Alliance (GCUA) 2030 award 2023.Research Talent Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Research Talent Hub – Innovation and Technology Fund Hong Kong 2023.People’s Choice Award in the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2023 Video Contest by National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office 2023.Excellent Teaching Assistant Award 2020-2021 from the faculty of science, The University of Hong Kong.IBRO Associate School Fellowship from International Brain research organization 2019.Albert-Renold Travel Fellowship from European Foundation for Study Diabetes 2014.BEST National Service Scheme unit leader for the year 2011-2012 by Alumni Association, India.

Continuing Education Course 📚

Continuing Education Course (CEC) 01: A hands-on introduction to applied artificial intelligence in toxicology on September 10, 2023, in line with the 57th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2023) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.Continuing Education Course (CEC) 01: Vaccine efficacy and safety evaluation on September 18, 2022, in line with the XVIth International Congress of Toxicology (ICT 2022) in Maastricht, the Netherlands.Continuing Education Course (CEC) 06: Toxicity assessment in drug development on 28 September 2021 in line with the 56th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2021) which was hosted as a virtual congress.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Systematic Analysis of the Toxicological Effects of KSD179019, a Novel Anti-Hypertensive Compound
    • Authors: Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan, Kailash Singh, Muthu Iswarya, Rex K.H. Au-Yeung, Li Zhang, Hani El-Nezami, Billy K C Chow
    • Journal: Journal of Pharmacology
    • Month/Year: January 2024
    • Status: Under Review


  1. Title: Discovery of Small-Molecule Modulator of the Secretin Receptor: Purmorphamine Derivatives as Novel Anti-Hypertensive Agents
    • Authors: Kailash Singh, Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan, Li Zhang, Hani El-Nezami, Rajasekar Reddy Annapureddy, Billy KC Chow
    • Journal: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
    • Month/Year: August 2022


  1. Title: Solar and visible active amino porphyrin/SiO2–ZnO for the degradation of naphthol blue black
    • Authors: Balu Krishnakumar, Avula Balakrishna, Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan, V. Pandiyan, Antonio Aguiar, Abilio J.F.N. Sobral
    • Journal: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 111
    • Pages: 364–371


  1. Title: Facile synthesis of Y2S3/ZnO nanocomposite and its catalytic performance in the degradation of Methylene Blue using UV-A/solar illumination
    • Authors: A. Senthilraja, Balu Krishnakumar, Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan, Abilio J.F.N. Sobral, Subash, M. Swaminathan, M. Shanthi
    • Journal: Journal of Water Process Engineering
    • Year: 2016
    • Volume: 12
    • Pages: 32–40


A. Lenore Ack | Urogynecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. A. Lenore Ack | Urogynecology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of California, Los Angeles United States

👩‍🔬 A highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in urology, recognized for academic excellence and contributions to the field. Holds degrees from Yale University and completed residencies and fellowships at prestigious medical institutions. Currently an Associate Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen, with prior roles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Actively engaged in professional societies and committees, demonstrating commitment to advancing healthcare equity and quality. Honored with numerous awards, including the McGuire-Zimskind Award and recognition as a SuperDoctor. Committed to community service and editorial contributions to esteemed journals.🌟






Professional Achievements 🏆

In my journey through academia and professional practice, I’ve accumulated a diverse array of experiences and accomplishments. From my education at Yale University to my clinical practice and involvement in various professional societies, each step has been a building block in my career. Here’s a snapshot of some key highlights:

🎓 Education

Bachelor of Science from Yale University in 1998. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Yale University in 2004.Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Yale University in 2008.Internship at UCLA-David Geffen from 2008 to 2009.Residency at UCLA-David Geffen from 2009 to 2014.Fellowship at UCLA-Reagan Medical Center from 2014 to 2016.Completion of the Clinical Scholars Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2018.Participation in the UrogynCREST program at Duke University from 2020 to 2022.

💼 Professional Experience

Currently serving as Associate Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen since 2022.Held the position of Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen from 2020 to 2022.Appointed as Director of Research at the Women’s Pelvic Health Center in 2020.Served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen from 2016 to 2020.Worked as Assistant Professor of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2020.Contributed as a Staff Physician in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2020.

🏥 Professional Activities

Actively involved in various professional societies including the International Continence Society (ICS), American Urological Association (AUA), and more.Engaged in committee work, such as the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Guidelines Committee and the Clinical Guidance Committee.Contributed editorial services as a section editor and guest editor for esteemed journals in the field of urology and microbiology.

🤝 Community Service

  • Volunteered for organizations such as AYSO Regional Referee, California State Parks Foundation, and Leo Baeck Community Center.
  • Provided medical assistance and support to underserved communities through initiatives like Medicine for Humanity and Yale-HAVEN Free Clinic.

Professional Activities and Honors 🏅

Throughout my career, I’ve been actively engaged in various professional activities and have been honored with prestigious awards, recognizing my contributions and achievements. Here’s a glimpse into some of these endeavors:

Professional Activities:

Member of the UCLA Urology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Subcommittee on Education and Training since 2021.Contributed to the UCLA MSTP Admissions Committee in 2020.Served as a member of the CSMG Clinical Care Optimization/Urology from 2019 to 2020.Member of the CSMC Clinical Competency Committee from 2017 to 2020.Honors and Awards:

Appointed as the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Visiting Professor in 2024.Recipient of the prestigious McGuire-Zimskind Award (SUFU) in 2023.Selected as the AUA/JUA Exchange Scholar in 2022.Recognized as a SuperDoctor, Southern California Rising Star in 2022.Served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in 2021, contributing to the Departments of Urology and Geriatrics.Awarded the Urology Care Foundation Rising Star in Urology in 2021.Secured the second place in the Diokno-Lapides Essay Contest in 2021.Honored with the Best Poster Award by the American Urologic Association in 2020 for contributions to Infections/Inflammation/Cystic Disease of the Genitourinary Tract: Kidney and Bladder II.Received the Second Place Basic Science Poster Award in Urogenital Reconstruction from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in 2019 and 2022.Achieved First Place in the Early-Career Investigators Showcase at the American Urologic Association’s Research Forum in 2018.Recognized for Best Poster presentations in 2017 by the American Urologic Association for contributions to Basic Research and Pathophysiology II, as well as Practice Patterns, Quality of Life, and Shared Decision Making V.Received the Cedars-Sinai Patient Satisfaction Award from 2016 to 2018.Awarded the Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar in 2015.Recognized with the Urogenital Reconstruction Resident Travel Award from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in 2012.Honored as a Yale Minority Science, Technology, and Research Fellow in 1996, among other accolades during my tenure at Yale University.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Mechanisms of MHC class I‐restricted antigen processing and cross‐presentation
    • Journal: Immunological reviews
    • Year: 2005
    • Volume: 207
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 145-157
    • Citations: 600


  1. Title: Cellular mechanisms governing cross-presentation of exogenous antigens
    • Journal: Nature immunology
    • Year: 2004
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 7
    • Pages: 678-684
    • Citations: 589


  1. Title: Early phagosomes in dendritic cells form a cellular compartment sufficient for cross presentation of exogenous antigens
    • Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    • Year: 2003
    • Volume: 100
    • Issue: 22
    • Pages: 12889-12894
    • Citations: 527


  1. Title: Enhanced and prolonged cross‐presentation following endosomal escape of exogenous antigens encapsulated in biodegradable nanoparticles
    • Journal: Immunology
    • Year: 2006
    • Volume: 117
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 78-88
    • Citations: 473


  1. Title: A role for the endoplasmic reticulum protein retrotranslocation machinery during crosspresentation by dendritic cells
    • Journal: Immunity
    • Year: 2006
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 607-617
    • Citations: 407


  1. Title: The effect of point mutations on the free energy of transmembrane α-helix dimerization
    • Journal: Journal of molecular biology
    • Year: 1997
    • Volume: 272
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 266-275
    • Citations: 292


  1. Title: Access of soluble antigens to the endoplasmic reticulum can explain cross-presentation by dendritic cells
    • Journal: Nature immunology
    • Year: 2005
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 107-113
    • Citations: 264


  1. Title: Regulation of MHC class I transport in human dendritic cells and the dendritic-like cell line KG-1
    • Journal: The Journal of Immunology
    • Year: 2003
    • Volume: 170
    • Issue: 8
    • Pages: 4178-4188
    • Citations: 127