Dr. Noran Anwar Ali Aboalela

Dr. Noran Anwar Ali Aboalela

       Dr. Noran Aboalela is an Assistant Professor of Cytogenetics at the Clinical Laboratory Science Department, COAMS, KSAU-HS. She is a graduate of King Saud University who obtained her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the college of Applied Medical Sciences in 2006. She joined KSAU-HS as a Scholar and was appointed as a Teaching Assistant in 2007. In pursuit of her postgraduate study she obtained both a Master in Science and Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA, in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Upon her return to the Kingdom in 2014, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Cytogenetics at the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department. She is currently pursuing her education to obtain another master’s degree in Medical education with an aim to improve the standards of learning and teaching. Her research interest is in human genetics including Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics and Epigenetics.

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2006 Bachelor degree in in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Science, King Saud University.
2010 Master degree in Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU, Richmond, VA, USA
2014 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA, USA.

  • Aboalela N et al, Perceived Stress Levels, Chemotherapy, Radiation Treatment and Tumor Characteristics Are Associated with a Persistent Increased Frequency of Somatic Chromosomal Instability in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: A One Year Longitudinal Study. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 15;10(7):e0133380. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133380. eCollection 2015. PMID:26177092
  • Lyon D, Elmore L, Aboalela N, Merrill-Schools J, McCain N, Starkweather A, Elswick RK, and Jackson-Cook C: Potential epigenetic mechanism(s) associated with the persistence of psychoneurological symptoms in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer: a hypothesis.Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Apr;16(2):160-74. doi: 10.1177/1099800413483545. Epub 2013 Apr 11.PMID:23585573

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES :

  42nd Biennial American Cytogenetics Conference (ACC) , April 19-22, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas, An increased frequency of micronuclei in lymphocytes is associated with a diagnosis of breast cancer and the acquisition/persistence of a subset of chemotherapy-related psychneurologic symptoms.

POSTERS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES :

- The Annual Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, May 17-19, 2015, Chapil Hill, North Carolina, USA, “The road toward nutrigenomic profiling in children with cerebral palsy”

- 43rd Biennial American Cytogenetics Conference (ACC), May 4-7, 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina, “Acquired epigenetic/chromosomal changes in women with breast cancer are associated with chemotherapy and the acquisition/persistence of psychoneurological symptoms.”

- Epigenetics and Stem Cells , abcam , October, 16-17, 2012, Cambridge, UK: Methylation Patterns of Fetuses in Fetu having disorganized development.

- National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, September 13-15, 2012, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.: Acquired chromosomal changes in lymphocytes are associated with cognitive dysfunction (CD) prior to chemotherapy in women with breast cancer (BC)

- Keystone Symposia on molecular and cellular biology, May 20-25, 2012, Ireland: Acquired epigenetic/chromosomal changes in lymphocytes are associated with a diagnosis of breast cancer and the acquisition/persistence of a subset of chemotherapy-related psychoneurologic symptoms.

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