Dr Huda Alfardus

Dr Huda Alfardus

Profile

  • BSc (Hons) in Human Genetics (2012-2015), School of Life Sciences, The University of Nottingham
  • PhD in Systems Biology and Neuro-oncology (2015-2019), School of Medicine, The University of Nottingham
  • Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Cell Biology (2019-present)

Responsibilities

  • School of Biomedical Sciences Management Committee Member

Research interests

My research interests are in the use of proteomics approaches for biomarker and drug target discovery. I am currently working on a project that aims to use quantitative proteomics to identify proteins that can be used as biomarkers for the early detection of diabetic vascular disease (DVD). The project also explores the feasibility of using a novel biochemical technique as a diagnostic toool to extract nanodiscs of biological membranes (containing membrane proteins) from vascular endothelial cells without killing them. This novel biochemical technique will extract proteins from vascular endothelial cells in order to identify molecular changes during early DVD development. By facilitating earlier detection of DVD, the work of this project intends to lead to earlier interventions for DVD and thus improve disease management.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Qualifications

  • BSc, PhD

Professional memberships

  • Physiological Society

Student education

I deliver undergraduate tutorials and lectures at The University of Leeds. I use innovative teaching methods in my classrooms which include active learning strategies (such as game- based learning), narrative-based techniques and team-based learning methods. I practice inclusive teaching approaches and actively implement the use of technology in my tutorials and lectures.