Treefa M. Abdullah, Adjunct Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Treefa M. Abdullah, Adjunct Professor

Department of Medical & Health Sciences (MHS)
E-mail: treefa.mohamed [at]
Dr. Treefa received a master’s degree in Medical Microbiology and an M.Phil./Ph.D. in Immuno-oncology at Exeter University Medical School. She conducted Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Exeter University (LTHE 1 and LTHE2). During this period, she assisted with the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students within the research group and gained further experience in teaching. At Exeter University, she coordinated undergraduate and postgraduate lab projects and lab demonstrations. Her doctoral studies focused on immunogenic cell death.


PANDYA, U. M., EGBUTA, C., ABDULLAH NORMAN, T. M., CHIANG, C. E., WIERSMA, V. R., PANCHAL, R. G., BREMER, E., EGGLETON, P. & GOLD, L. I. 2019. The Biophysical Interaction of the Danger-Associated Molecular Pattern (DAMP) Calreticulin with the Pattern-Associated Molecular Pattern (PAMP) Lipopolysaccharide. Int J Mol Sci, 20.(Pandya et al., 2019).
Investigation into the toxic effects of graphene nanopores on lung cancer cells and biological tissues. Tanveer A. Tabish, Md Zahidul I. Pranjol, F. Jabeen, Trefa Abdullah, Asif Latif, Adeel Khalid, M. Ali, Hasan Hayat, Alma A. M. Rahat, Paul G. Winyard, Jacqueline L. Whatmore, Shaowei Zhang. Submitted to 2D Materials.
Tabish T, Pranjol Z, Hayat H, Rahat A, Abdullah TM, Whatmore J, Zhang S. (2017) In vitro toxic effects of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets on lung cancer cells. Nanotechnology 28):504001.
VR Wiersma, M Michalak, TM Abdulla, E Bremer & P Eggleton. (2015) Mechanisms of translocation of ER chaperones to the cell surface and immunomodulatory roles in cancer and autoimmunity. Frontiers in Oncology 5; 1‐14.
WIERSMA, V. R., CLARKE, A., POUWELS, S. D., PERRY, E., ABDULLAH, T. M., KELLY, C., SOYZA, A., HUTCHINSON, D., EGGLETON, P. & BREMER, E. 2019. Galectin-9 Is a Possible Promoter of Immunopathology in Rheumatoid Arthritis by Activation of Peptidyl Arginine Deiminase 4 (PAD-4) in Granulocytes. Int J Mol Sci, 20. In preparation:
Mechanisms of calreticulin binding and translocation from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cell surface in human ovarian cancer cells induced by ER stress.
Investigation into whether cancer cells expressing surface CRT can induce maturation of dendritic cells and subsequent activation of T- cells.