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Department of Biosciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences

 

Dr. Habib R. Ansari, Ph.D.

Professor

 

Office:

Department of Biosciences

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University)

Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India       

E-mail:

hansari.bi@jmi.ac.in; hrahman68@hotmail.com 

Telephone:

+91-11-26981717, +91-9718106718 (Cell)    

Fax:

+91-11-269880229  

 

Educational Qualifications:

Degrees

University

Year

B. Sc. (Honors)

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

1990

M. Sc.

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

1992

M. Phil.

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

1994

Ph.D.

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

1997

 

Research Experiences & Academic Appointments:

Appointments

Year

Professor, Dept. of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

2009-

Research Faculty, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, USA

2005-2009

Research Faculty, The Brody School of Medicine, University of NC, USA

2004-2005

Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Medical College of Georgia, USA

2000-2004

Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Fl & City University of New York, USA

1999-2000

Research Asst., Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait, Kuwait

1997-1999

 

Research Interest:

Cardiovascular Physiology, Pharmacology and Cell Signaling

 

 

Honors & Awards

Junior Scientist Award in Physiology by the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America (ASIOA) at San Diego, CA. USA. April 04, 2005.

Travel Award at 38th Annual Southern Regional Lipid Conference, Cashier, NC., USA, 2003.

First prize for the best poster presentation on” Evidence for acid secretion by the precursors of gastric parietal cells”. Third Annual Science Poster day at Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait, University, Kuwait (1998).

Post Graduate Merit Scholarship (1990-1992), Aligarh Muslim University.

University Gold Medal for standing 1st position for Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India (1992).

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

Ansari,  H. R., Teng, B., Nadeem A., Roush K. P., Martin K. H., Schnemann J. B., Mustafa, S. J. (2009) “A1 adenosine receptor mediated protein kinase C and p42/p44 mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in mouse coronary artery smooth muscle cells”. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 297(3) H1032-9.

Ahmad N., Ponnoth D., Ansari, H. R.,  Batchelor TP, Dey R. D., Ledent C., Mustafa, S. J. (2009) “A2A adenosine receptor deficiency leads to impaired tracheal relaxation via NADPH oxidase pathway in allergic mice. J Pharmacol  Exp Ther 330(1):99-108.

Nayeem, M. A., Poloyac, S. M., Falck, J. R., Zeldin, D. C., Ledent, C., Ponnoth, D. S., Ansari, H. R., Mustafa, S. J. (2008) “Role of CYP-epoxygenases in A2A adenosine receptor-mediated relaxation using A2AR-null and wild-type mice.” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 295(5):H2068-78.

Ansari, H. R., Nadeem, A., Tilley, S. L., Mustafa, S. J. (2007) “Involvement of COX-1 in A3 adenosine receptor-mediated contraction through endothelium in mice aorta.” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 293 (6):H3448-3455.

Ansari, H. R., Nadeem A., Talukder M.A.H., Shakhalker S. and Mustafa, S. J. (2007) “Evidence for the Involvement of Nitric Oxide in A2B receptor-Mediated Vasorelaxation of Mouse Aorta”. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 292 (1):H719-725.

Nadeem, A., Fan, M., Ansari H. R., Ledent C., Mustafa S. J. (2007) “Augmentation of airway inflammation   and hyper-reponsiveness in A2A adenosine receptor deficient allergic mice. Am J Physiology and Resp Physiology. 292(6):L1335-44.

Teng, B., Ansari, H. R., Oldenberg, P. J., Schnermann, J. B. and Mustafa, S. J. (2006) “Isolation and Characterization of Coronary Endothelial Cells and Smooth Muscle Cells from A1 Adenosine Receptor Knockout (A1AR-/-) Mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 290(4):H1713-20.

Teng, B., Wei  Xie, Ansari, H. R. and Mustafa, S. J. (2005) “Involvement of 38p-Mitogen-Activated-Protein Kinase (MAPK) in Adenosine Receptor Mediated Relaxation of Coronary Artery. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 288(6):H2574-80.

Kaddour-Djebbar, I., Ansari, H. R., Akhtar R. A. and Abdel-Latif A. A. (2005) “Species differences in the effects of prostanoids on MAP kinase phosphorylation, myosin light chain phosphorylation and contraction in bovine and cat iris sphincter smooth muscle” Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 72(1): 49-57.

Ansari, H. R., Kaddour-Djebbar I. and Abdel-Latif, A. A.  (2004) “Effects of PGF, latanoprost and carbachol on phosphoinositide turnover, myosin light chain phosphorylation and contraction and functional existence and expression of FP receptors in bovine iris sphincter” Exp Eye Res. 78(2): 285-96.

Syder, A.J., Karam, S. M., Mills, J. C., Ippolito, J. E.,  Ansari, H. R., Farook , V., Gordon, J. I. (2004) “ A transgenic mouse model of metastatic carcinoma involving transdifferenciation of a gastric epithelial lineage progenitor to a neuroendocrine phenotype” Proc Natl Acad Sci (PNAS) USA. 101 (13):4471-4476.

Ansari, H. R., Kaddour-Djebbar I. and Abdel-Latif, A. A. (2004) “Involvement of Ca2+ channels in endothelin-1-induced MAP kinase phosphorylation, myosin light chain phosphprylation and contraction in rabbit iris sphincter smooth muscle” Cell  signal. 16(5): 609-19.

Karam S.M., Ansari H. R., Al-Dhaheri W.S. and Alexander G. (2004) “Retinol enhances differentiation of the gastric parietal cell lineage in developing rabbits” Cell Physiol Biochem 14 (4-6): 333-342.

Ansari, H. R., Davis, A. M., Kaddour-Djebbar I., and Abdel-Latif, A. A. (2003) “Effects of prostaglandin Fand latanoprost on phosphoinositide turnover, myosin light chain phosphorylation and contraction in cat iris sphincter” J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 19(3): 217-31.

Sharif, N. A., Crider, J. Y., Husain, S., Kaddour-Djebbar I., Ansari, H. R. and Abdel-Latif, A. A. (2003) “Human ciliary muscle cell responses to FP-Class prostaglandin analogs: phosphoinositide hydrolysis, intracellular Ca2+ mobilization and MAP kinase activation” J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 19(5): 437-55.

Ansari, H. R., Husain, S. and Abdel-Latif, A. A. (2001) “Activation of p42 /p44 mitogen- activated protein (MAP) kinase and contraction by prostaglandin F2, Ionomycin and Thapsigargin in cat iris sphincter smooth muscle: Inhibition by PD98059, KN-93 and Isoproterenol” J Pharmacol  Exp Ther. 299(1):178-86.

Mobin, M., Ansari, H. R., Khan, N. A. (2007) “Timing of GA3 application to Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.): Dry matter distribution, growth analysis and nutrient uptake”. J. Agronomy. 6(1):53-60.

Khan, N. A., Ansari, H. R., Khan, M., Mir, R. and Samiullah. (2002) “Effect of phytohormones on growth and yield of Indian mustard” Indian J. Plant Physiol. 7(1), NS: 75-78.

Khan N. A., Khan, M., Ansari, H. R. and Samiullah (2002) “Auxin and defoliation effects on photosynthesis and ethylene evolution in mustard” Scientia Horticulturae. 96: 43-51.

Khan, N. A., Ansari, H. R. and Samiullah (1998) “Effect of gibberellic acid spray during ontogeny of mustard on growth, nutrient uptake and yield characteristics” J. Agron & Crop Science 181: 61-63.

Khan, N. A., Ansari, H. R. and Samiullah (1997) “Effect of gibberellic acid spray and basal nitrogen and phosphorus on productivity and fatty acid composition of rapeseed-mustard” J. Agron & Crop Science.179: 29-33

Khan, N. A., Ansari, H. R. and Mobin, M. (1996) “Effect of gibberellic acid and nitrogen on carbonic anhydrase activity and mustard biomass” Biologia Plantarum. 38(4): 601-603.

 

 

Chapters in the Books

Mustafa, S. J., Ansari, H. R., Abebe, W. (2009) P1 (Adenosine) Purinoceptor Assays. Current Protocols in Pharmacology. Supp45, Unit 4.7: pp: 1-13. Published in Wiley Interscience (www.interscience.wiley.com). John Wiley & Sons Inc., Malden MA, USA.

Khan, N. A., Ansari, H. R., Mobin, M. and Samiullah “Effect of gibberellic on morphophysio-logy and yield of mustard (Brassica juncea L.) Grown with basal level of nitrogen and phosphorus In: Plant physiology for sustainable Agriculture Eds. G. C. Srivastava, K. Singh and M. Pal. (1999): pp: 214-224. Pointer Publisher, Jai Pur, India.

 

 

Abstracts presented

International Conferences- 36

National- 01

 

 

Professional memberships

2005 – 2008:     The American Heart Association (AHA), USA.

2004 – 2008:     The American Physiological society (APS), USA.

2004 –2009:      The Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America (ASIOA), USA.

 

 

Reviewer of the Journals

The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET), USA

Vascular Pharmacology (VP), USA

 

 

Seminar Presentations (As Speaker)

Role of NADPH oxidase in A3 adenosine receptor-mediated contraction”. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, West Virginia University, WV-USA, March 12, 2009.

“Adenosine receptors: Targets for cardiovascular complications”. Department of Biotechnology, Integral University, Lucknow (UP), India, July 7, 2008.

Endothelium mediated contraction by A3 adenosine receptor agonist and its relationship to COX-1/COX-2 in A3KO mouse”. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, West Virginia University, WV-USA, May 10, 2007.

A2B receptor mediated endothelium dependent relaxation in mouse aorta”. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, West Virginia University, WV-USA, Feb. 16, 2006.

Involvement of Ca2+ Channels in ET-1-induced MAP Kinase Phosphorylation, MLC Phosphorylation and Contraction in rabbit iris smooth muscle” 9th International Meeting on Endothelin” Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., September 11-14., 2005.

Effect of prostaglandin F on phosphoinositide turnover, MAP Kinase phosphorylation, MLC phosphorylation and contraction in iris sphincter smooth muscle”. Guest Seminar Invitation for Research Faculty Position, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, NC-USA, May 18, 2004.

Signal Transduction pathways in the iris smooth muscle contraction”. Guest speaker, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, December 16, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

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