Ammira Al-Shabeeb AKIL, PhD

BVMs, MSc, GC-LTHE1, EMBA, PhD
Principal Investigator – Assistant Level
Precision Prevention of Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer (the DOC)

Email: aakil (@) sidra.org

Selected publications (†co-first, *corresponding):

  • *Akil, A. A.-S., et al. (2021). Diagnosis and treatment of type 1 diabetes at the dawn of the personalized medicine era." Journal of Translational Medicine 19(1): 137.
  • Rossi N, Aliyev E, Visconti A, Akil ASA, Syed N, Aamer W, Padmajeya SS, Falchi M, Fakhro KA. Ethnic-specific association of amylase gene copy number with adiposity traits in a large Middle Eastern biobank. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Feb 9;6(1):8. doi: 10.1038/s41525-021-00170-3. PMID: 33563995; PMCID: PMC7873199.
  • Wong WKM, Joglekar MV, Saini V, Jiang G, Dong CX, Chaitarvornkit A, Maciag GJ, Gerace D, Farr RJ, Satoor SN, Sahu S, Sharangdhar T, Ahmed AS, Chew YV, Liuwantara D, Heng B, Lim CK, Hunter J, Januszewski AS, Sørensen AE, Akil ASA, Gamble JR, Loudovaris T, Kay TW, Thomas HE, O'Connell PJ, Guillemin GJ, Martin D, Simpson AM, Hawthorne WJ, Dalgaard LT, Ma RCW, Hardikar AA. Machine learning workflows identify a microRNA signature of insulin transcription in human tissues. iScience. 2021 Mar 31;24(4):102379. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102379. PMID: 33981968; PMCID: PMC8082091.