Azza Galal Ramadan,Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133271


PhD. Biomedical/health Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

MSc. Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University, Canada

BSc. Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University, Canada

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic interventions and drug discovery, 
  • Translational biomedical sciences

Selected Publications

  • Sadera R, Youssef J, Ramadan A, Ahmed MH. What are the changes and burden associated with COVID-19 in diabetes management and delivery of the diabetes services?. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2020;10(6):155-161

  • Ramadan A, Singh KK, Quan A, Plant PJ, Al-Omran M, Teoh H, Verma S (2018). Loss of vascular smooth muscle cell autophagy exacerbates angiotensin II-associated aortic remodeling. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 68(3):859-871.
  • Mantella LE, Singh KK, Sandhu P, Kantores C, Ramadan A, Khyzha N, Quan A, Al-Omran M, Fish JE, Jankov RP, Verma S (2017). Fingerprint of Long Non-Coding RNA Regulated by Cyclic Mechanical Stretch in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells: Implications for Hypertension. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Journal. 435(1-2):163-173
  • Ramadan A, Al-Omran M, Verma S (2017). The putative role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Atherosclerosis. 257:288-296  
  • Yau JW, Singh KK, Hou Y, Lei X, Ramadan A, Quan A, Teoh H, Kuebler WM, Al-Omran M, Yanagawa B, Ni H, Verma S (2017). Endothelial-Specific Deletion of Autophagy-Related 7 (ATG7) Attenuates Arterial Thrombosis in Mice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. pii: S0022-5223 (17) 30420-8
  • Torisu K, Singh KK, Torisu T, Lovren F, Liu J, Pan Y, Quan A, Ramadan A, Al-Omran M, Pankova N, Boyd SR, Verma S, Finkel T (2016). Intact endothelial autophagy is required to maintain vascular lipid homeostasis. Aging Cell. 15(1): 187-91
  • Ramadan A, Wheatcroft MD, Quan A, Singh KK, Lovren F, Dhingra N, Teoh H, Al-   Omran M, Leong-Poi H, Verma S (2015). Effects of Long-Term Chloroquine Administration on The Natural History of Aortic Aneurysms in Mice. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 93(8): 641-8
  • Singh KK, Lovren F, Pan Y, Quan A, Ramadan A, Matkar PN, Ehsan M, Sandhu P, Mantella LE, Gupta N, Teoh H, Parotto M, Tabuchi A, Kuebler WM, Al-Omran M, Finkel T, Verma S (2015). The Essential Autophagy Gene ATG7 Modulates Organ Fibrosis Via Regulation of Endothelial-To-Mesenchymal Transition. J Biol Chem. 290(5): 2547-59
  • Ramadan A, Naydenova Z, Stevanovic K, Rose JB, Coe IR (2014). The Adenosine Transporter, ENT1, In Cardiomyocytes Is Sensitive to Inhibition by Ethanol in A Kinase-Dependent Manner: Implications for Ethanol-Dependent Cardioprotection And Nucleoside Analog Drug Cytotoxicity. Purinergic Signal. 10(2): 305-12
  • Rose JB, Naydenova Z, Bang A, Ramadan A, Klawitter J, Schram K, Sweeney G, Grenz A, Eltzschig H, Hammond J, Choi D and Coe IR (2011). Absence of Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter 1 In ENT1 Knockout Mice Leads to Altered Nucleoside Levels Following Hypoxic Challenge. Life Sci. 89 (17-18): 621–630

Teaching Courses

Human anatomy and histology, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Biology, Science and Life


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):




  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
  • Clinical Research Association of Canada