Dr. Syed Sameer Aga (DCA, MSc, PhD)

Assistant Professor Of Biochemistry

Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine-Jeddah,

Official Email: agasy@ngha.med.sa; agas@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Personal Email: agasykash@gmail.com

Extension: 45768

Major: Biochemistry

Specialization: Cancer Genetics

PRESENT DESIGNATION:

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry (Since May, 2015)
  • Chairman Quality Unit (Since November, 2016)

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D, Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, 2011.
  • Sc, Masters of Sciences (Biochemistry), University of Kashmir, 2006.
  • Sc, Bachelors of Sciences, University of Kashmir, 2003.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Cancer Genetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Quality Processes
  • KPIs and their use in Academics

SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIPS

  • Life time member of “Association of Clinical Biochemists of India”
  • Life time member of “Indian Society of Human Genetics”
  • Life time member of “Indian Academy of Medical Genetics”
  • Life time member of “Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention”
  • Life time member of “Saudi Society of Medical Education – WR”
  • Life time member of “Middle East Molecular Biology Sources”
  • Life time member of “Asian Council of Science Editors”

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

  • Associate Editor
    • Frontiers in Oncology and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.
  • Editorial Board Member
    • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, World Journal of Clinical Oncology and World Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Full Time Reviewer
    • PLOS ONE, PLOS Genetics European Journal of Cancer Prevention, Tumor Biology, Bioscience Reports, Indian Journal of Medical Research, Indian Journal of Cancer, Archives of Medical Research and BMC Medical Genetics.

PUBLICATIONS (in KSAU-HS)

  • Nissar S, Sameer AS, Rasool R, Chowdri NA and Rashid F. Promoter methylation and Ile105Val polymorphism of GSTP1 gene in modulation of colorectal cancer risk in ethnic Kashmiri population. Indian J Cancer. 2019; 56 (3), 248-253. [Publishers Site]
  • Banday MZ and Sameer AS. Strong association of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) -2 and -3 promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms with risk of colorectal cancer in ethnic Kashmiri population – a case control study. Bioscience Reports. 2019. 39. BSR20190478. May 10. [Publishers Site]
  •  Sameer AS, Banday MZ, Nissar S and Saeed AS. A Comparison of biomarkers in the assessment of glycemic control in diabetes: Reviewing the Evidence. Current Diabetes Reviews. 2019. 15: 01-09 10.2174/1389557519666190408197922. [REVIEW]
  •  Sameer AS and Nissar S. XPD – the lynchpin of NER: Molecule, Gene, Polymorphisms and role in Colorectal Carcinogenesis. Front. Mol. BioSci. 2018; 5(23). [REVIEW]
  •  Banday MZ, Sameer AS, Chowdri NA and Haq E. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) -592C/A but not -1082A/G promoter single nucleotide polymorphism is associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer in ethnic Kashmiri population – a case control study. Eur. J. of Cancer Preven. 2017; 26(6): 476-490. [Publishers Site]
  •  Bhat MA, Parry MA, Nissar S, Sameer AS, Bhat IA, Shah ZA and Rasool R. Association of IL1 beta gene polymorphism and allograft functions in renal transplant recipients: a case control study from Kashmir Valley. BMC Nephrology. 2017; 18:111. [Publishers Site]
  •  Banday MZ, Balkhi HM, Sameer AS, Chowdri NA and Haq E. Strong association of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) -174G/C promoter single nucleotide polymorphism with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer in ethnic Kashmiri population – a case control study. Tumor Biology. 2017. 39 (3): 1-13. [Publishers Site]
  •  Banday MZ, Mir AH, Sameer AS, Chowdri NA and Haq E. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) -31C/T and -511T/C promoter single nucleotide polymorphism in colorectal cancer in ethnic Kashmiri population – a case control study. Meta Gene. 2017. 12: 94–103. [Publishers Site]
  • Nissar S, Sameer AS, Rasool R, Qadri Q, Chowdri NA and Rashid F. Role of TLR4 gene polymorphisms in the Colorectal Cancer Risk modulation in ethnic Kashmiri population- a case control study. Egyp j Med Hum Genet. 2017; 18: 53-59. [Publishers Site]
  •  Nissar S, Sameer AS, Rasool R, Chowdri NA and Rashid F. Evaluation of deletion polymorphisms of Glutathione-S-Transferase (GST) genes and colorectal cancer risk in ethnic Kashmiri population: a case control study. Indian J Cancer. 2016; 53: 524-528. [Publishers Site]
  •  Nissar S, Sameer AS, Rasool R, Qadri Q, Chowdri NA and Rashid F. Glutathione-S-Transferase (GST): genes, biochemistry and role in colorectal cancer. Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis. 2017. 8:287. [REVIEW]
  •  Sameer AS and Nissar S. Understanding Epigenetics: an alternative mechanism of Colorectal Carcinogenesis. Current Colorectal Cancer Reports. 2016; 12:113-122. [REVIEW]
  •  Banday MZ, Balkhi HM, Hamid Z, Sameer AS, Chowdri NA and Haq E. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-308G/A promoter polymorphism in colorectal cancer in ethnic Kashmiri population — A case control study in a detailed perspective. Meta Gene. 2016. 9: 128–136. [Publishers Site]
  •  Sameer AS and Nissar S. Epigenetics in diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Mol Bio Res Comm. 2016; 5(1): 49-57. [REVIEW]
  •  Banday MZ, Sameer AS, Mir AH, Mokhdomi TA, Chowdri NA and Haq E. Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) -2, -7 and -9 Polymorphisms in Colorectal Cancer in ethnic Kashmiri population- a case control study and a mini review. Gene. 2016. 589: 81–89. [Publishers Site]
  •  Ali A, Mehdi SJ, Hajelac H, Salujad SS, Mishrad PK, Sameer AS and Rizvi MM. Allelic loss at PTEN locus leads to progression of colorectal carcinoma among North Indian patients. Biomarkers. 2016; 21: 716-720. [Publishers Site]
  • Nissar S, Sameer AS, Rasool R, Chowdri NA and Rashid F. Polymorphism of the DNA Repair gene XRCC1 Arg194Trp and its role in the Colorectal Cancer in Kashmiri population- a case control study. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev. 2015; 16(15):6385-90. [Publishers Site]
  •  Nissar S, Sameer AS, Adil Rashid and Rasool R. MTHFR C677T polymorphism and risk of ischemic stroke in Kashmiri population. Hereditary Genet. 2015, 4: 3. [Publishers Site]

BOOKS