Organisation och personal

Shafqat Ahmad

postdoktor vid Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Molekylär epidemiologi

E-post:
shafqat.ahmad[AT-tecken]medsci.uu.se
Besöksadress:
EpiHubben,Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B
751 85 Uppsala
Postadress:
EpiHubben, MTC-huset
751 85 Uppsala

Kort presentation

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nyckelord: obesity metabolomics gut microbiota type 2 diabetes epidemiology population genetics cardiovascular disease

Mina kurser

Biografi

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Dr. Ahmad obtained his PhD (2011-2015) at Lund University Sweden (supervisor: Prof Paul W Franks). Shafqat’s thesis subject was “Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors in the Development of Obesity” using epidemiological cohorts and clinical trials data for comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity related traits, and how genes interact with different lifestyle exposures employing a range of complex statistical analyses. In 2013, as a part of his PhD studies, Shafqat also got the chance to study these interactions in transethnic prospective while visiting Dr. Danish Saleheen’s lab at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA. After his PhD, Dr. Ahmad pursued his postdoctoral research (2016-2018) at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA (mentors: Prof. Frank B Hu, Dr. Daniel I Chasman and Dr. Samia Mora). At Harvard, Shafqat extended his expertise by a) analyzing the gene-lifestyle interactions in lipoprotein subfractions and cardiometabolic disease incidence, and b) expanding understanding of the role of diet and cardiovascular diseases. In 2018, Dr. Ahmad was awarded a research fellow position at Uppsala University, Sweden and he is proceeding with postdoctoral research at the Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Sweden under the mentorship of Dr. Tove Fall.


Forskning

Dr. Ahmad’s academic training and postdoctoral research experience have provided him with an excellent background in multiple health science disciplines including nutritional epidemiology, genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. Dr. Ahmad’s main area of research focuses on,

a) Understanding the role of intermediate biomarkers including lipids and lipoprotein subfractions in cardiometabolic disease development.

b) Gene-environment interaction to study the influence of lifestyle on the genetic susceptibility to cardiometabolic traits

c) Epidemiology and prevention of cardiometabolic ad cardiovascular diseases through diet and lifestyle.

d) Obesity, metabolic phenotypes, and cardiovascular disease in South Asians populations.

Dr. Ahmad’s research also combines methods from the molecular and genetic epidemiology field including genomics, metabolomics, microbiota with relation to lifestyle factors in large scale population based studies to better understand the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and related conditions for early disease prediction.

Publikationer

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