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Faculty Detail    
Name FARRUKH AFAQ
 
Campus Address VH 501 Zip 0019
Phone  (20-5) -190
E-mail  fafaq@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Dermatology  Dermatology Assistant Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
B.S. 1989 Biology, Chemistry AMU, Aligarh, India M.S. 1991 Biochemistry AMU, Aligarh, India M.Phil. 1995 Biochemistry AMU, Aligarh, India Ph.D. 1998 Biochemistry AMU, Aligarh, India 1999- 2002: Research Associate, Department of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 2002- 2003: Research Associate, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 2003- 2006: Assistant Scientist, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 2006-2010: Associate Scientist, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 2011-till date: Associate Scientist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA 2010-till date: Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA,



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Cancer Chemoprevention, Carcinogenesis and Signal Transduction Pathways
Description
My research is focused at defining molecular targets for cancer prevention and to establish the utility of naturally occurring dietary substances in chemoprevention of skin (melanoma and non-melanoma), lung, and prostate cancers. My other research focus has been to develop novel mechanism-based natural antioxidants for treatment of hyperproliferative skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Keywords
Melanoma, Invasion, Metastasis, Proliferation, Inflammation, Signalling Pathways, Phytochemicals and Small Molecule Inhibitors