Ausaf Ahmad, Ph.D.

Ausaf Ahmad, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Human genomes comprise structural genomic variants or simply copy number variants (CNVs), defined as regions with DNA gains or losses. Now, CNVs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several congenital anomalies in infants e.g. chronic lung diseases in premature infants, congenital heart diseases etc. The major objectives of research is to utilize latest microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to identify previously unidentified CNVs that would be helpful in the understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease in infants.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Hamdard National Foundation Research Scholarship for Graduate Studies | New Delhi, India 1997 - 2002

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 17 available »

2015 Jul
Cuna A, Halloran B, Faye-Petersen O, Kelly D, Crossman DK, Cui X, Pandit K, Kaminski N, Bhattacharya S, Ahmad A, Mariani TJ, Ambalavanan N. "Alterations in gene expression and DNA methylation during murine and human lung alveolar septation." American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology. 2015 Jul; 53(1):60-73.
2013 Feb
Petersen AK, Ahmad A, Shafiq M, Brown-Kipphut B, Fong CT, Anwar Iqbal M. "Deletion 1q43 encompassing only CHRM3 in a patient with autistic disorder." European journal of medical genetics. 2013 Feb; 56(2):118-22. Epub 2012 Dec 16.
2013 Jan
Coppage M, Iqbal A, Ahmad A, Becker MW. "Leukemia specific loss of heterozygosity of MHC in a CLL patient: disease state impacts timing of confirmatory typing." Human immunology. 2013 Jan; 74(1):41-4. Epub 2012 Oct 17.
2012 Feb
Ahmad A, Kravets A, Rustchenko E. "Transcriptional regulatory circuitries in the human pathogen Candida albicans involving sense--antisense interactions." Genetics. 2012 Feb; 190(2):537-47. Epub 2011 Nov 30.
Ahmad A, Husain A, Ahmad S. "Importance of sulfite oxidase in health and disease." Environmental Pollution: Ecology and Human Health (Reddy GR, Flora SJS, Basha R Eds.). 2012; : 61-71.


PhD | Biochemistry | India-Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi2003
MS | Biochemistry | India-Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi1996
BS | Life Sciences | India-University of Gorakhpur1992