Abu-Soud Lab Collaborators

Ghassan Saed, Ph.D.

Dr. Saed's primary research focuses on the role of hypoxia and the resultant oxidative stress in studying the pathophysiology of benign and malignant gynecologic disorders. He is an expert in various disciplines including molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology and has also served as PI and Co-PI on several national peer reviewed funded grants. Dr. Saed has been a longtime collaborator with Dr. Abu-Soud in conducting research to study elements of oxidative stress and their impact in gynecologic disorders for decades.


Awoniyi Awonuga, M.D.

Dr. Awonuga is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology practicing as a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility (REI) specialist at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He is the Program Director of the REI Fellowship program and the Interim Division Director. Dr. Awonuga has a longstanding interest in Gamete Biology and Embryology and has been involved in molecular studies on placental trophoblast stem cells, oocytes, sperm, embryos, and embryo micromanipulations.



Sana Salih, M.D., M.S., HCLD.

Dr. Salih is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist and a physician-scientist with a particular interest in promoting fertility and reproductive health preservation in both men and women. Dr. Salih's research focuses on investigating the toxic effects of environmental and chemotherapy agents on the ovary and reproductive organs. Dr. Salih's research seeks to identify novel mechanisms to improve fertility and reproductive health outcomes in women, men, and children diagnosed with cancer.



Robert T. Morris, M.D.

Dr. Morris is a professor and the Marie E. Brasza Chair of Gynecologic Oncology, the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Director, and the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. He is an experienced investigator in gynecological cancers and oxidative damage to the female reproductive tract.



Subramanium Pennathur, M.D.

Dr. Pennathur has long studied molecular mechanisms involved in diabetic complications including atherosclerosis. His laboratory has made extensive use of mass spectrometric methods to study lipoprotein abnormalities, oxidant injury mechanisms (oxidative stress marker discovery and quantitation), macrophage-derived inflammatory mediators, metabolomics, lipidomics and proteomics in animal models and humans with atherosclerosis and diabetic complications. These investigations have led to identification of several mechanistic markers of disease-risk in animal models and humans with cardiovascular disease, diabetic complications and chronic kidney disease.


Pravin Goud, M.D.

Dr. Goud is a board-certified OB/Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) physician at the California IVF Fertility Center (CIVF), with academic appointments at the UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA (UCD), California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, CA; as well as Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA. He has been engaged in reproductive research for nearly two decades in oocyte physiology/pathophysiology related to oocyte maturation and aging. Dr. Goud is highly experienced in working with human subjects in clinical and translational research.