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Aftab Ahmed, Ph.D.

Aftab Ahmed
  • Research Assistant Professor / Coordinator RI-INBRE Centralized Research Core Facility
  • Office: 405A
  • Phone: 401.874.5731
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  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Research interests include purification and characterization of proteins including amino acid sequencing and mass spectrometry. Expertise in various analytical techniques employed in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences.

Dr. Ahmed’s research interest is in protein purification and characterization. He is involved in research and training support to RI-INBRE participants and to the Rhode Island biomedical research community. In addition, he organizes and conducts various instructional seminars and training workshops dealing with various analytical techniques.


Postdoctoral, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, 1992

Postdoctoral, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 1989

Ph.D., University of Karachi, Pakistan, 1989

M.Sc., Univeristy of Karachi, Pakistan, 1979

B.Sc (Hons)., Univeristy of Karachi, Pakistan, 1978


Musharraf, SG, Shoaib, M, Siddiqui, AJ, Haq, N, Ahmed, A. Quantitative analysis of some important metals and metalloids in tobacco products by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Journal Chemistry Central (In press)

Schroeder, S, Brandmueller, A., Deng, X, Ahmed, A, Waetzig, H. Improving precision in gel electrophoresis by stepwisely decreasing variance components. J. Pharmaceuti. & Biomed. Analysis 50, 320-327. (2009).

Schroeder, S, Waetzig, H, Ahmed, A. Comparison of sensitivity of Odyssey Infrared Scanner and various other scanners (Application Note, Li-COR Inc. (2009).

Liya, L,. Adams, S, Chen, S, Killian, C, A. Ahmed, A, Seeram, NP. Eugenia jambolana Lam. Bery extract inhibits growth and induces apoptosis of human breast cancer but not non-tumorigenic breast cells. J. Agric. Food. Chem 57, 826-831. (2009).

Dimple, P, Akhlaghi, F,. Ahmed, A, Zia, H. Development and validation of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry method for quantification of levothyroxine in dissolution studies. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 22: 993-996. (2008).

Ahmed, A, Kandola, P, Ziada, G, Parenteau, N. Purification and partial amino acid sequence of proteins from human epidermal keratinocyte conditioned medium. J. Protein Chem., 20: 273 – 278. (2001).

Ahmed, A, Jahan, M, Braunitzer, G. Carnivora: The primary structure of the major hemoglobin component from adult European lynx (Lynx lynx, Felidae) J. Protein Chem.,11: 39-43. (1992).

Ahmed, A., Jahan, M, Braunitzer, G. Carnivora: The primary structure hemoglobin from adult coati (Nasua nasua, procyonidae) J. Protein Chem., 9: 23-29. (1990).

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