Noura Asmael, PhD

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Research Interests

Dr. Alasmael’s research interests lie mainly in cancer research and stem cells.

Selected Publications

Knockdown of CD-74 in the proliferative and apoptotic activity of breast cancer cells 
W. Alabdulmonem, A. Alkhamiss, Z. Rasheed, S.N. Eldeen, J. Alhoderi, N. Alasmael, Al Ssadh, I. Madar, N. Fernandez, A. Alradhwan 
Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 7, 3169-3176, 2019
CD74 a potential therapeutic target for breast cancer therapy: Interferon gamma up- regulates its expression in CAMA-1 and MDA-MB-231 cancer cells 
W. Alabdulmonem, H.T. Alhomaidan, Z. Rasheed, I. H. Madar, N. Alasmael, S. Alkhatib, H. Al Ssadh 
International Journal of Cancer Research, 14, 58-69, 2018
Activation of the Farnesoid X-receptor in breast cancer cell lines results in cytotoxicity but not increased migration potential 
N. Alasmael, R. Mohan, L.B. Meira, K.E. Swales, N.J. Plant 
Cancer Letters, 370, 250-259, 2016


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 2015
  • M.Sc., Biotechnology & Molecular Biology, University of Hull, United Kingdom, 2010
  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2005

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-2020: Postdoctoral fellow, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: Faculty member and department head of Laboratories at AlGhad International Colleges, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013: Laboratory demonstrator, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)


  • Six distinguished researcher awards, the Saudi cultural attaché in the UK during the Ph.D., 2011-2016
  • Masters and doctoral scholarships, the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP)

Research Interests Keywords

Cancer Stem cells Nanomedicine 3D bioprinting

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