Yomna Badawi

2014 - Ph.D.
Primary office:
Mentor: Honglian Shi, Ph.D.


Educational Background

  • 2009 B.S. Pharmaceutical Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is a transcription factor which plays an important role in promoting cellular adaptation to ischemic conditions. Recently, HIF-1 is focused on as a potential target for stroke therapy as it appears to have many beneficial roles in the ischemic brain. My current research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that lead to HIF-1 degradation and stabilization. This involves targeting the mechanisms of reactive oxygen species formation and the activities of proteasomal degradation pathways. Taking advantage of HIF-1 stabilization in the ischemic brain may prove to be beneficial in reducing brain damage following a stroke.

Contact Information

The University of Kansas
Neuroscience Graduate Program
c/o Dr. Rick Dobrowsky
School of Pharmacy, Ste 2001-D
2010 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
Email: dobrowsky@ku.edu or psteffan@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-3531 or 785-864-3893

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