Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS (ASCP) CM

Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS (ASCP) CM

     Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS (ASCP) CMCM

     Clinical Assistant Professor 
     Director of Clinical Education
     SHTM-CLS
     HSC Level 2, room 444

     Phone: 631-444-3247
     E-mail:Afrinash.Ahamad@stonybrookmedicine.

 


Afrinash Ahamad is a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). She graduated with a dual baccalaureate degree in Bioscience and Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) from SUNY, Farmingdale and received her master’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Stony Brook University.

Ms. Ahamad has worked in the Clinical Microbiology department at numerous hospitals, including Stony Brook University Hospital.  In 2016, she joined the CLS department at Stony Brook University as an adjunct professor.  Currently, Ms. Ahamad brings her clinical experience to the CLS department as a Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches the hybrid Clinical and Medical Microbiology, Parasitology and Mycology courses. In 2017, she was appointed as the Director of Clinical Education of the CLS program and is responsible for the administration and coordination of various courses including Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology/Serology, Coagulation, and Hematology. Ms. Ahamad is a member of the ASCP, American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and is also active in the School of Health Technology and Management committees of Clinical Education and Research.   

In addition to her clinical and teaching experiences, Ms. Ahamad is passionate about biomedical and clinical research. She is interested in understanding the underlying mechanisms involved in neuropathologies as well as the pathogenesis of emerging infectious diseases. Her research experience encompasses understanding the multistep mechanism of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. During her research training, she studied the role of a bioactive lipid molecule, Sphingosine 1 phosphate (S1P), which plays an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease, Multiple Sclerosis. She has also studied the role of neurovascular coupling in the adult brain. Her previous research experience includes understanding the progression of Human Herpes Simplex Virus 8/ Kaposi Sarcoma.

 

Achievements:

  • Genetic dissection of the neuro-glio-vascular machinery in the adult brain, Gregory W. Kirschen, Rachel Kéry, Hanxiao Liu, Afrinash Ahamad, Liang Chen, Wendy Akmentin, Ramya Kumar, Joel Levine, Qiaojie Xiong, Shaoyu Ge, Mol Brain (2018) 11: 2.
  • Beta Sigma- Lambda Tau member recognition award for high scholastic attainment, induction April 2018.

Talks/presentations

  • ACLS-NY seminar- Title:  Its all in your head- Lyme Disease, St. John’s University, June 15, 2018
  • The P.A.C.E seminar, Title: “Quality and Safety practices in Phlebotomy- College of American Pathology (CAP) programs- Blood culture contamination”. Stony Brook, Oct 2018.