Hammad Laboratory News

Group picture at 13th Sphingolipid Club & 10th International Ceramide Conference in Cascais, Portugal, May 6-10 2019 
Taken May 2019 at the 2019 FEBS special meeting on Sphingolipid Biology: Sphingolipids in physiology and pathology. The 13th Sphingolipid Club & 10th International Ceramide Conference; Cascais, Portugal, May 6-10 2019, Hotel Pestana Cidadela. Dr. Hammad (right) with several worldwide friends and collaborators. In the center, the world-known couple: Yusuf Hannun and Lina Obeid (may God bless Lina’s soul; she contributed tremendously to the field and passed away in November 2019).
Dr Hammad and student Jasmyn Hardin from Dominican University, IL. 
Taken June 2018. Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) student Jasmyn Hardin from Dominican University, IL. Jasmyn is studying the association of circulating sphingolipids with disease activity indices in patients with systemic lupus erythematous. MUSC Catalyst report.
Dr. Hammad and student Jonathan Low from Anderson University, Greenville, left, and visiting MD student Faris Matanis from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan 
Taken August 2017. Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) student Jonathan Low from Anderson University, Greenville, left, and visiting MD student Faris Matanis from Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan, right. Both worked on the role of plasma sphingolipids in regulating renal cell function in diabetic nephropathy.

 

Dr. Hammad with two of her students, Olanike Awontunde and Dhruw Maisuria 
Taken July 2015. Summer students Olanike Awontunde (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), left, and Dhruw Maisuria (Governors School for Science and Mathematics), right; Olanike was co-mentored by Dr. Reaves and Dhruw was co-mentored by Dr. Twal, both co-mentors are in the Department of Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Hammad with Dr. Titus Reaves and Olanike Awontunde 
Taken August 2015. University of Maryland-Baltimore County student Olanike Awontunde, center, with Drs. Titus Reaves, left, and Samar Hammad. MUSC Catalyst report.
Visiting MD student Haneen Saeed Alja’bari from Jordan University, Amman 
Taken September 2015. Visiting MD student Haneen Saeed Alja’bari from Jordan University, Amman, Jordan was hosted by Dr. Hammad and did several laboratory rotations in the laboratories of Dr. Cowart, Dr. Ogretmen (Biochemistry), Dr. C. Kern, Dr. Twal, Dr. Hammad (Regenerative medicine) and did a clinical rotation in Endocrinology with Dr. Sam Kwon.