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Kinza Rafi

Country of origin: Pakistan Currently in: Pakistan, Karachi General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2013 Master Other
2012 Undergraduate Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

My Ph.D. research project was focused on developing in vitro model of Alzheimer’s disease and its pharmacological intervention. We have developed the disease model using the mitogen and tested novel natural and synthetic compounds by conducting morphological and molecular studies against the disease model.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Hussain, S. S., Faizi, S., Rafi, K., & Simjee, S. U. (2020). Novel Mannich base 3FB3FA8H induces apoptosis by upregulating P53 pathway in neuroblastoma cells. Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 471(1-2), 29-39.

Hussain, S. S., Rafi, K., Faizi, S., Razzak, Z. A., & Simjee, S. U. (2018). A novel, semi-synthetic diterpenoid 16 (R and S)-phenylamino-cleroda-3, 13 (14), Z-dien-15, 16 olide (PGEA-AN) inhibits the growth and cell survival of human neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y by modulating P53 pathway. Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 449(1-2), 105-115.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study


The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
American Academy of Neurology

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