Hassan   Ahmad

Professor  

Office: ESCNE 3.122
Phone: (956) 665-3372
Email: hassan.ahmad@utrgv.edu

Dr. Hassan Ahmad

Hassan Ahmad studies the immobilization of enzymes on nanofiber materials to make the enzymes more stable and resistance to adverse conditions. The immobilized enzymes has significant use in production industry, pharmaceutical, biomedical industry.





Selected Publications


  • Faheem Sheikh, Javier Macossay-Torres, Travis Cantu, Xujun Zhang, M Hassan, M Salinas, Chakavak Farhangi, Hassan Ahmad, Hern Kim, and Gary Bowlin. "Imaging, spectroscopy, mechanical, alignment and biocompatibility studies of electrospun medical grade polyurethane (Carbothane™ 3575A) nanofibers and composite nanofibers containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials 41, (2015): 189–198.

  • Javier Macossay, Faheem Sheikh, Hassan Ahmad, Hern Kim, and Gary Bowlin. "A Comparative Study Of Polyurethane Nanofibers With Different Patterns And Its Analogous Nanofibers Containing MWCNTs," Advanced Materials Letters 6, no. 9 (September 2015): 768-773.

  • Faheem Sheikh, Javier Macossay, Travis Cantu, Xujun Zhang, M. Shamshi Hassan, M. Esther Salinas, Chakavak Farhangi, Hassan Ahmad, Hern Kim, and Gary Bowlin. "Imaging, spectroscopy, mechanical, alignment and biocompatibility studies of electrospun medical grade polyurethane (Carbothane™ 3575A) nanofibers and composite nanofibers containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 41, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015): 189-198.

  • Javier Macossay, Faheem Sheikh, Travis Cantu, Thomas Eubanks, Maria Salinas, Chakavak Farhangi, Hassan Ahmad, M. Hassan, Myung-seob Khil, Shivani Maffi, Hern Kim, and Gary Bowlin. "Imaging, spectroscopic, mechanical and biocompatibility studies of electrospun Tecoflex® EG 80A nanofibers and composites thereof containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Applied Surface Science 321, (December 2014): 205-213.

  • Javier Macossay-Torres, Faheem Sheikh, Travis Cantu, Thomas Eubanks, M Salinas, Chakavak Farhangi, Hassan Ahmad, M Hassan, Myung-seob Khil, Shivani Maffi, "Imaging, spectroscopic, mechanical and biocompatibility studies of electrospun Tecoflex® EG 80A nanofibers and composites thereof containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Applied surface science 321, (2014): 205–213.

  • Jose Perez, Guddarangavvanahally Jayaprakasha, Adriana Cadena, Elvia Martinez, Hassan Ahmad, and Bhimanagouda Patil. "In vivo induction of phase II detoxifying enzymes, glutathione transferase and quinone reductase by citrus triterpenoids," BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 10, no. 1 (December 2010).

  • Hassan Ahmad, Violeta Valdivia, Adriana Cadena, Elvia Martinez, Barbara Robles, Roshni Patel, Anthony Zapata, Annie Mancha, Win Shun Lai, Rachel Gelman, and Moaz Amoro. "Myristicin: Induce of Phase-II Drug Metabolizing Enzymes and prospective Chemoprotective agent against Cancer," Acta Horticulturae. Leuven: ISHS Press, 841, 2009: 47-54.

  • Jose Perez, G. Jayaprakasha, Violeta Valdivia, Diana Munoz, Deepak Dandekar, Hassan Ahmad, and Bhimanagouda Patil. "Limonin Methoxylation Influences the Induction of GlutathioneS-Transferase and Quinone Reductase," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57, no. 12 (June 2009): 5279-5286.

  • Hassan Ahmad, Jiaxing Li, Maria Polson, Kimberly Mackie, Walter Quiroga, and Bhimu Patil. "Citrus limonoids and flavonoids: Enhancement of phase-II enzymes and its potential in chemoprevention," Potential Health Benefits of Citrus. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society Press, no. 130-143 2006.

  • Y Liu, W McKeehan, B Patil, Hassan Ahmad, Y Luo, D Gardiner, and R Gunasekera. Characterization of citrus pectin and inhibition of the fibroblast growth factor signal transduction process. Proceedings of the International Society of Citriculture, 1, 2003: 676-680.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Hassan Ahmad. TIME Initiative, UT-System, $313,370.00 (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2017)

  • John Trant. UTPA/UTRGV HHMI Leaders in Research Program, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $1,200,000.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017)

  • John Trant. Accelerated Professional Relevant Integrated Medical Education, Chancellor - University of Texas System, $1,500,000.00 (June 2011 - September 2016)

  • Hassan Ahmad. HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $1,200,000.00 (2008 - 2013)

  • Hassan Ahmad. Mechanism of Anticarcinogenic Effects of Myristicin, NIH/National Institute of Cancer, $150,000.00 (July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2009)

  • Hassan Ahmad. HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $1,300,000.00 (September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2008)

  • Hassan Ahmad. Exploring Biological Activities of Citrus Limonoids: A Multidisciplinary Approach, USDA, $1,075,165.00 (2002 - 2006)

  • Hassan Ahmad. Collaborative Initiative to attract under representative students to Agriculture and Food Science careers, USDA-HSI Program, $299,734.00 (January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2004)

  • Hassan Ahmad. Biological Activities of Citrus Flavonoids, THECO/ATP Program, $249,370.00 (January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2003)

  • Hassan Ahmad. Glutathione/Glutathione Transferase-Mediated Mechanisms of Drug Resistance, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $473,277.00 (1998 - 2002)



Selected Presentations


  • Martha Garcia, Brandon Tui, and Hassan Ahmad. "Immobilization of Amylase to Cellulose Nanofibers via Cyanogen Bromide Activation ," 2nd Highscholar Poster Presentation, College of Sciences, Edinburg (August 2017)

  • Enrique Orodando, Sarah George, and Hassan Ahmad. "Immobilization of α-Amylase on Cellulose Acetate Nanofibers. ," 1st Highscholar Poster Presentation, College of Sciences, Edinburg (August 2016)

  • S Venu, Alanbari Nour, Daniel Plass, and Hassan Ahmad. "The long term effects of Rotenone on Lymnaea stagnalis and a possible animal model for Parkinson’s disease.," College of Sciences Research Conference, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (October 2015)

  • Guadalupe Medina Jr., Moyra Ruiz, Hassan Ahmad, and Joanne Rampersad-Ammons. "10,000 Miles of Biotechnology Education," Mobile Laboratory Coalition Meeting, St. Cloud State Universtiy, St. Cloud, Minnesota (June 2013)

  • Cynthia Tran, Stephanie Rico, Bimal Banik , and Hassan Ahmad. "Anticancer effect of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon derivatives, TX-301and T314 on Hepa1c1c7, MCF7, HepG2 and NIH3T3 cancer cells.," Science Symposium at HESTEC , College of Math and Science, UTPA-Edinburg (September 2012)

  • Miguel Cantu and Hassan Ahmad. "Synergetic effects of quercetin on various flavonoids to induce phase ii enzymes in hepa-1c1c7 cells. ," Science Symposium at HESTEC , College of Math and Science, UTPA-Edinburg (September 2012)

  • Lisa Flores and Hassan Ahmad. "• Is Ethoxyquin-HCl a Better Inducer of Phase II Enzyme in Hepa 1c1c7 Cells? ," Science Symposium at HESTEC , College of Math and Science, UTPA-Edinburg (September 2012)

  • Stephanie Rico, Cynthia Tran, Thalía Salinas, Brenda Benavides, Bimal Banik , and Hassan Ahmad. "Determination of the anticancer effect of PAH TX-301 & TX-314 on Hepa1c1c7, MCF7, HepG2 and NIH3T3 cells. ," Bioethics healthcare conference , PACE, UTPA-Edinburg (March 2011)

  • Ashley Bose and Hassan Ahmad. "Phase II Enzyme Induction by Resveratrol in Hepa1c1c7 Cancer Cell Line," Bioethics healthcare conference , PACE, UTPA-Edinburg (March 2011)

  • Bernardo Garcia, , Cindy Wedig, and Hassan Ahmad. "An investigation of the Synergic Effect of Quercetin on other Flaovonoids to induce Phase-II Enzymes in Hepa 1C1C7 and MCF-7 cancer Cells ," Bioethics healthcare conference , PACE, UTPA-Edinburg (April 2010)

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