Kaneez Fatima Shad

University of Technology Sydney

Professor Kaneez Fatima Shad, an Australian Neuroscientist with a medical background, received a Ph.D. in 1994 from the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Australia, followed by a postdoc at the Allegheny University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, USA. She taught Medical and Biological Sciences at various universities in Australia, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Brunei. During this period, she was also engaged in research, obtaining local and international grants (for more than $2.3 million USD) to translate products such as a rapid diagnostic test for stroke and other vascular disorders (i.e., schizophrenia). Dr. Shad has published more than sixty articles in refereed journals, edited four books, written seven book chapters, presented at more than eighty-five international conferences, and mentored thirty-four postgraduate students. She is an international mentor and a protocol development specialist.

7books edited

6chapters authored

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In addition to carrying haemoglobin for gas exchange, red blood cells (RBCs) or erythrocytes contain a number of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates, making them capable of acting as peripheral biomarkers for many pathological conditions. Early identification of key changes in erythrocytes in response to inflammatory or infectious diseases saves millions of lives worldwide. As such, this book examines the role of RBCs in immunology. Chapters cover such topics as an iron deficiency in erythrocytes, the modulation of oxidative stress (OS) in erythrocytes in bacterial and viral infections, using human foetal astrocytes (HFAs) as an experimental model to measure early predictive biomarkers for hypertension, and more.

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