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Central Research Laboratory (CRL)

Ongoing Projects

Title of project and RAKMHSU REC approval number

Team members

Current status

Association of polymorphism in 5 HTT gene promoter with hormonal changes contributing to depression in women
(MOHAP/REC/2020/48-2020-F-M)

Dr Pooja Shivappa
Dr. Talaat Matar Tadross
Dr. Ashfaque Hossain
Mrs. Mahra al Malek
Dr. Ryadh Khoder
Dr. Syed Arman Rabbani
Ongoing

Screening of healthcare workers and patients for detection of Sars CoV -2 using RT-PCR
(RAKMHSU-REC-112-2020/21-F-M)

Dr Pooja Shivappa
Dr Satyam Parmar- RAK Hospital
Dr Godfred Menezes
Dr.Priyadharshini Sekar-Sharjah University
Dr Hafiz Ahmed
Dr Ashfaque Hoosain
Ongoing

Impact of Community-based Health Education Program on Breast Cancer and its Screening Awareness among Emirati Women in Ras Al Khaimah.
(MOHAP/REC/2020/39-2020-F-P)

Dr. Syed Arman Rabbani
Prof. Sathvik BS
Dr. Padma GM Rao
Dr. Pooja Shivappa
Dr. Faris El Dahiyat
Ongoing

Identification of Early Immune & Inflammatory Biomarkers for Neonatal Sepsis and Evaluation of the role of Micronutrients on Neonatal Outcome
(RAKMHSU-REC-200-2020-F-M)

Dr. Grisilda Vidya Bernhardt
Dr. Pooja Shivappa
Dr. Jhancy Malay
Dr. Anu Ranade-Sharjah University
Dr. Amel Ibrahim Ahmad-Fujairah Hospital
Dr. Olfat Nasir Mohamed Kasem- Fujairah Hospital
Dr.Luay Abdal Wahab Fadl- Fujairah Hospital
Ongoing

Salivary C- Reactive Protein Levels and pulmonary function test in smokers: A Preliminary Investigation in United Arab Emirates
(RAKMHSU-REC-047-2020/21-UG-M)

Dr. Grisilda Vidya Bernhardt
Dr. Pooja Shivappa
Mr. Syed Ashfaaq Abdul Hameed -16901008
Mr. Mohammed Shadabul Haqh -16901087
Mr. Jaseer Ahmed -16901090
Ongoing

Effect of early life positive experience on maternal separation and isolation stress induced changes in brain and behaviour
RAKMHSU-REC-133-2018

Dr. Sareesh Narayanan Naduvil
Dr. K. L. Bairy
Dr. Suresh S
Dr. Vijaya Paul
Dr. Tarig Hakim Merghani Hakim
Ongoing

Role of pH and temperature on optimal staining of neurons in a modified Golgi-Cox method developed for thick brain sections
RAKMHSU-REC-75-2019-UG-M

Hisana Nazreen
Beegum Tasneem
Nawal Navabjan
Abhigna Babu
Dr. Sareesh Narayanan Naduvil
Partially completed

Effect of strobe light on brain and behavior in adolescent rats
RAKMHSU-REC-93-2019-UG-M

Iffath Ahmed
Roshan Atif Bashir Eltayeb
Fatmaelzahraa Fouad
Dr. Sareesh Narayanan Naduvil
Ongoing

Effect of tactile stimulation on hippocampal and amygdala cytoarchitecture and behaviour in periadolescent rats
RAKMHSU-REC-001-2020-UG-M

Hiba Habeebu Rahiman
Mohamed Shafee
Rima Rafi
Abdul Fatah
Dr. Sareesh Narayanan Naduvil
Ongoing

Musca domestica as a carrier of pathogenic microbes.
RAKMHSU-REC- 122-2019-UG-M

Karrar Falah Hussein Al-darraji
Dania Hassan
Reem Ismail Nooh
Dr. Godfred Menezes
Ongoing

Microbiological study of water in swimming pools of UAE.
RAKMHSU-REC- 104-2019-UG-M

Mariam Mehwish
Aisha Iram Mohsin
Nayesha Mahwish
Saima Javaid
Dr. Godfred Menezes
Ongoing

Microbial analysis of salads prepared at homes & restaurants.
RAKMHSU-REC- 119-2019-UG-M

Neelu Farhath
Hamdan Iftikhar Siddiqui
Ahmed Kubba
Tiba Maad Aljabare
Dr. Godfred A. Menezes
Ongoing

Antimicrobial activity and in-vivo wound healing and anti-inflammatory activity of the polyherbal compositions
RAKMHSU-REC- 121-2019-UG-M

Alya Ali Hasan AlMansoori
Dana Ahmad Maher Sarmini
Widad Maha Darwish
Alya Rashed Alshemeili
Bashaer muaz Alaboud
Sarah Ali Almarri
Dr. Godfred A. Menezes
Ongoing

Hidden Biomes: report on microbes elevator switches & handrails of travellator
RAKMHSU-REC- 125-2019-UG-M

Noufal Noushad
Sai Krishna
Nageena Dileep
Dr. Godfred A. Menezes
Ongoing

Occurrence of toxigenic, hemolytic, biofilm producing, antibiotic resistant Bacillus cereus in the environment
RAKMHSU-REC-021

Asuwin Anandaram
Ummulkarim Khambai
Dr. Ashfaq
Ongoing

Search for plasmid mediated Detection Quinolone resistance (QNR) gene in the family of enterobacteriaceae.
RAKMHSU-REC-032

Noor Yaser Asaad
Maram Walid Ballan
Nikhita Jakob
Dr. Ashfaq
Ongoing

Factors Influencing Bactericidal Activity of Normal Human Serum (NHS) on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
RAKMHSU-REC-030

Sofia Shams
Mohammed Amer
Sara Irshad
Dr. Ashfaq
Ongoing

Studies on comparative analysis of serum susceptibility of biofilm and non-biofilm Acinetobacter baumannii
RAKMHSU-REC-049

Yasamin Wisam Suhail
Maroa Ahmed Mahdami
Dr. Ashfaq
Ongoing

Studies on comparative analysis of serum susceptibility of biofilm and non-biofilm Acinetobacter baumannii Comparative evaluation of antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of essential oils with and without antibiotics against selected bacterial pathogens.
RAKMHSU-REC-074

Hema . M 16901007
Jasmine. A, 16901053
Anupama. S 16901069
Anjana. S 16901020
Dr. Ashfaq
Ongoing

Oral Candida Colonization and associated Risk Factors among Type-II Diabetic individuals
(MOHAP/REC/2020/51-2019UG-D)

Samah
Rita
Dr Juma
Dr Huda
PI-Dr Hafiz Ahmad
Ongoing

Molecular epidemiology and antifungal susceptibility of Candida isolates in around Ras al Khaimah
(MOHAP/REC/2020/51-2019UG-D)

Dr Hafiz Ahmad Ongoing

Challenges of Breastfeeding during COVID times
(RAKMHSU-REC-021-2020/21-UG-M

Students: Ghania, Luma, Jamal, Zainab, Reem
Dr Hafiz Ahmad-PI
Ongoing

COVID study- faculty projects with RAK hospital

Dr Satyam
Dr Hafiz
Dr Ashfaque
Dr Godfred
Dr Pooja
Ongoing

Characterizing infertility and its associated genital bacteria and sociodemographics in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates: a case-control study

Dr Rami –UAE university - PI
& Dr Hafiz Ahmad- Co PI
UAEU grant- Zayed foundation
Ongoing

Breast milk versus formula milk: benefits and health outcomes
(RAKMHSU-REC-051-2019-UG-M)

Luma Bassam-1691065
Zainab-16901067
Jamal-16901043
PI-Dr Hafiz Ahmad
Ongoing

Effects of multiparticulate formulation of curcumin on maximal electroshock induced seizures, cognition and oxidative stress in mice

Syed Arman Rabbani
Hemant Yadav
Hadeel
Alaa
Douha
Ongoing

Comparative study on effectiveness of miswak and tooth brush on various aspects of oral hygiene and periodontal health

Sharifa Jameel
Shiasta Abdul Bari
Dr Mustahsen
PI-Dr Hafiz Ahmad
Ongoing

Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant properties of bioassay guided fractionation of selected plants

Adil Farooq
Salma Jabnoun
Maryam Razampoor
Fatima Nageeb
Ongoing

Title of project and RAKMHSU: Comparative evaluation of solid dispersions and inclusion complexes for dissolution enhancement of poorly soluble drugs
REC approval number: RAKMHSU – REC – 04 - 2020/21- PG -P

Miss Nameh Yousef Ower – Principal Investigator
Dr KVRNS Ramesh – Supervisor
Ongoing