- PhD at Research Institute of Molecular Pathology and University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Dissertation: Enhancer-responsiveness and -specificity of core promoters in gene transcription.
- MSc (with Distinction) at Cancer Research Malaysia and University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dissertation: Identification of four-jointed box 1 as a potential oncogene in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (link to thesis)
- BSc Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
Majors: Biochemistry (Honors), Molecular Biology (Honors), Cell Development Biology
Minors: Chemistry, French Language and Literature
Honors dissertation: Biochemical characterization of active Src and microtobule association in the Aplysia central nervous system.
Cancer Research Malaysia
Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
molecular oncology; peptide vaccine design & development in head & neck cancer
Arnold, CD.*, Zabidi, MA.*, Pagani, M., Rath, M., Schernhuber, K., Kazmar, T., Stark, A. (2017). Genome-wide assessment of sequence-intrinsic enhancer responsiveness at single-base-pair resolution. Nat Biotechnol. 35(2):136-144. (pubmed)
Zabidi, MA., Stark, A. (2016). Regulatory Enhancer-core-promoter communication via transcription factors and Cofactors. Trends Genet 32(12):801-14. (pubmed)
Zabidi, MA.*, Arnold, CD.*, Schernhuber, K., Pagani, M., Rath, M., Frank, O., Stark, A. (2015). Enhancer-core-promoter specificity separates developmental and housekeeping gene regulation. Nature. 518(7540):556-9. (pubmed)
Yap, LF., Ahmad, M., Zabidi, MM., Chu, TL., Chai, SJ., Lee, HB., Lim, PV., Wei, W., Dawson, C., Teo, SH., Khoo, AS. (2014). Oncogenic effects of WNT5A in Epstein-Barr associated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Oncol. 44(5):1774-80. (pubmed)
Wu, B., Decourt, B., Zabidi, MA., Wuetrich, LT., Kim, WH., Zhou, Z., MacIsaac, K., Suter, DM. (2008). Microtubule-mediated Src tyrosine kinase trafficking in neuronal growth cones. Mol Biol Cell. 19(11):4611-27. (pubmed)
* equal contributions
- Zabidi, MA. (2016). Transcriptional regulatory elements in Drosophila. Invited talk at 40th Advances in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Prague, Czech Republic.
Teo, SH., Yap, LF., Ahmad Zabidi, MM. 2013. A Method for the assessment of cancer in a biological sample obtained from a subject. Singapore Patent 176683, filed June 10, 2010, and granted January 31, 2013.
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