Text Box: The Biomolecular Research Program

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

•      Discovery of a novel regulatory pathway in cancer, which is auto-amplification of an RNA binding protein, HuR, which is important in growth of cancer cells. This finding is published in the journal “Oncogene” .

•      Discovery of a novel mechanism for the tumor suppression by a gene product known as RNase L. This finding was published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.

•      Development of Cloning-free regulated monitoring of reporter and gene expression as method platform. This led to a publication in “BMC Molecular Biology” which was labeled as highly accessed and “TECHNICAL ADVANCE’ by Faculty of 1000 which highlights the top biomedical publications. This method was also previously filed in 2008 as a PCT patent application.

•      Discovery of novel role of the zinc finger protein, tristetrarpolin, in regulating cancer invasion-related genes- Published in Oncogene

Recent Published Research Findings