Postdoc - Biomedicine
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Bio

I graduated from Cairo University with a medical degree. After graduation, I spent a year traveling and volunteering with youth organizations to bring a bit of fun and nature to underserved school kids. In 2016, I joined a lab in Jinju, South Korea, to do research. I studied autophagy and its role in development and disease using high-throughput sequencing data. I developed several open-source R packages and Shiny apps to work with gene expression and regulation data. Now I am building an open-source platform to discover and repurpose drugs for cancer. I also try my hand at the exciting field of cancer evolution. I spend most days between the Linux terminal, the R console, and the LaTex editor.

Work Experience

  • Senior Researcher. Gyeongsang National University, South Korea (2021 - Present)

Education

Awards

  • Fellowship. Center for Human Resource Development in the Bio-health Industry  (2021 - 2022)
  • Young Scientist Program Award. FAOBMB (2021)
  • Young Scientist Program Award. KSBMB (2020 & 2021)
  • Young Pioneer Research Award. Gyeongsang National University (2018 & 2019)

Interests

  • Cancer evolution
  • Drug discovery and repurposing
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Adipocyte differentiation
  • Autophagy

Projects


Task specialization in evolving cancer cells


Studying task specialization and trade-offs in evolving cancer cells.


Perturbing biological networks in cancer cell lines


Studying causal biological networks and their perturbation using existing biological knowledge and data.


Regulation of autophagy in development and disease


Studying the regulation of autophagy in development (adipocyte differentiation) and disease (cancer).


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Publications


Tissue-specific gene expression in obese hyperglycemic mice


Mahmoud Ahmed, Omar Elashkar, Jong Youl Lee, Eun Ae Jeong, Kyung Eun Kim, Gu Seob Roh, Deok Ryong Kim


All Life, vol. 15(1), Taylor & Francis, 2022, pp. 555-561


Disruption of cancer cell functions by task-specific drug perturbations


Mahmoud Ahmed, Deok Ryong Kim


Frontiers in Pharmacology, vol. 13, 2022


Hierarchical Regulation of Autophagy During Adipocyte Differentiation


Mahmoud Ahmed, Trang Huyen Lai, Trang Minh Pham, Sahib Zada, Omar Elashkar, Jin Seok Hwang, Deok Ryong Kim


PLoS ONE, vol. 17(1), 2022 6, pp. e0250865


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Posts


Aug 4, 2022


Gene expression adaptation in yeast, mice, and humans


Coding vs. non-coding variants Mutations produce novelty. The kind of novel variants on which selection acts. These variants fall within two broad categories depending on location in the genome: protein-coding and regulatory sequences. The former pro...


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Jan 23, 2022


The non-genetic determinants in cancer evolution


When one lines up the genomes of related species, they vary in more than the protein-coding sequences. In fact, most differences fall outside these regions, given the small fraction they represent. Genomes differ with respect to sequences that regulate...


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Jan 16, 2022


The evolution of self-consumption


To study the evolution of a body part or a trait, one needs to address two questions. First, what is the trait for? Second, how could it evolve by small steps that gave some advantage to the organism that carried them? It is also necessary to suggest a...


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Contact


Mahmoud Ahmed


Postdoc



Convergence Medical Science


Gyeongsang National University


Jinju, South Korea


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