Abu-Soud Lab

About the Lab:

Our lab studies, broadly, the effects of oxidative stress and related phenomena on women's reproductive health. Several of our major areas of research include investigation of ovarian and oocyte aging with animal and human models, the effects of drugs and their metabolites on the oocyte, the impact of environmental toxins on female reproduction, dietary substances and their metabolites' effects on female fertility, the relationship between redox balance and neoplastic growth in the female reproductive system, and interactions of various biochemical species, notably mammalian peroxidases, in influencing oxidative stress in the biological environment.

Aging and female fertility

Adverse effects of chemotherapeutic drugs on female reproduction

Environmental toxins, dietary influences, and female reproduction

Redox activity and cancer growth in the female reproductive system

Peroxidase activity and women's health


The Abu-Soud Lab in the news:

Nitric oxide prevents aging of eggs, extends fertility, according to WSU study in Biochemistry

Nitric Oxide May Prolong Women's Fertility

Selected Awards and honors:

In the last 10 years, the Abu-Soud lab has earned more than 50 awards at the regional, national, and international level.

Wayne Day

First & Second Prizes "Diabetes in Pregnancy: It's Time for An Update" at the Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center on December 6, 2016 (Mentor). See news release.

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Outstanding research in training award, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting held at Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016 (Mentor).

See ASRM 2016 program for details.

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

Most outstanding papers presented at Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) Annual Meeting held at Palm Springs, California from March 9 to 13, 2016 (Mentor). See society site for details.

Society of Reproductive Investigation

Pfizer-SRI President's award by the Society of Reproductive Investigation 2016 (Mentor).

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For more details, see the news release.

ACOG Michigan Section

The first, second, and third prizes for fellows at the 30th Annual Michigan Section ACOG Junior Fellow Research Day, May 20, 2015 (Mentor).

Wayne State University and University of Toronto Joint Scientific Conference

John M. Malone, Jr. Best Clinical Science Poster award' Wayne State University and University of Toronto Joint Scientific Conference in Detroit, MI. May, 2015 (Mentor)

Fulbright

Sponsored a Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar Award  2013-2014 (Dr. Iyad Ali)

For more information, please see Dr. Ali's Fulbright profile and/or Dr. Abu-Soud's Fulbright profile.

Gordon Research Conference on "Pineal Cell Biology - Mechanism of Circadian Rhythmicity and Melatonin Action

Invited Speaker, Mechanism of Circadian Rhythmicity and Melatonin Action" which will be held April 20th – 25th 2008 in II Ciocco, Italy.

Gordon Research Conference on Nitric Oxide

The Young Investigator Award to A. Goud, Gordon Research Conference on Nitric Oxide, Ciocco, Italy, May  2005   (Mentor).

Anuradha Goud, Ph.D., (center) of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Young Investigator Award for her presentation on "Role of Nitric Oxide in oocyte aging". She presented her poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Nitric Oxide in Ciocco, Italy, and was congratulated by 1998 Nobel laureates F. Murad (left) and L. Ignarro (right). The research was conducted in collaboration with Pravin Goud, M.D., Ph.D., and mentored by doctors Husam Abu-Soud, Ph.D.

Wayne State University (Ob/Gyn Department)

C. S. Mott Center Outstanding Basic Scientist of the Year Award.

Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists

Finalist Paper, Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Patents

Treating inflammation and associated complication

Inventors: Arne Slungaard, Stanley L. Hazen, and Husam M. Abu-Soud

Pub No.: US 2004/0026749 A1

Pub. Date: Feb. 12, 2004

Appl. NO.: 10/427,271

Filed: May 1, 2003

Int. Cl.: A61K 33/00

US. Cl.: 424/600

Abstract:  The invention provides methods and materials related to the treatment of inflammation. Such inflammations include, without limitation, those inflammations mediated by eosinophils and/or neutrophils as well as those inflammations associated with peroxidase activity. The invention also provides methods and materials related to the treatment of complications associated with eosinophil-mediated inflammations and/or neutrophil-mediated inflammations. Specifically, the invention involves increasing the amount of pseudo-halides in mammal exhibiting inflammation and/or an associated condition.

Courses Taught

PSL: 5010 - Instructor and Advisor. Department of Physiology.

BIO 6990 - Instructor and Advisor. Department of Biological Sciences.

PSL 7996: Arranged Research - Instructor/Advisor/Mentor. Department of Physiology with Concentration in the Reproductive Sciences Program (PhD), Current Research Topics in the Reproductive Sciences.

PSL 9991, 9992, 9993, 9994: Thesis/Dissertation Research and Design - Instructor/Advisor/Mentor. Department of Physiology with Concentration in the Reproductive Sciences Program (PhD), Doctoral Candidate Status I-IV

PSL 9995: Candidate Maintenance Status - Instructor/Advisor/Mentor. Department of Physiology with Concentration in the Reproductive Sciences Program (PhD), Doctoral Candidate Dissertation Research and Direction.

Instructor. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Summer Reproductive Technology Course (The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development).​

Current and Recent Members of the Lab 

Collaborators

Recent and Representative Publications