Faculty of Health

Sofia Omari

Sofia Omari

Mrs Sofia Omari

Graduate Research Student

BMedLabSc, MasterMedLabSc

Contact Details

Contact Campus Newnham Campus
Building Building N
Room Reference N203
Telephone +61 3 6324 3619
Email Sofia.Omari@utas.edu.au

Publications

  • Omari S, Khalafallah A, Ayesh M, Matalka I, Al-Hadithi R., 2011, 'High serum erythropoietin and ferritin levels in conjunction with anaemia response in malignant lymphoma', Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. , 2011;3(1):e2011018. Epub

Project Title

Transient Receptor Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in Haematological Malignancies

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (JUST, Jordan)
Master degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences/ Haematology and Blood Banking (JUST, Jordan).

Supervisors

Dr Adams, Murray John
AProf Geraghty, Dominic P
Research Supervisor: AProf Khalafallah, Alhossain

PhD project

Vanilloids are natural substances found in most spicy food and capsaicin is one such vanilloid present in 'hot chilli pepper'. Transient receptor potential vanilloids 1 (TRPV1) is the receptor for capsaicin and was described originally as an afferent neuron nociceptor. Capsaicin has been found to have an anticancer properties; it promotes apoptosis and inhibits cell proliferation in cancer cells. We are investigating the effect of capsaicin on haematological malignant cells and the expression and role of TRPV1 in capsaicin-induced cell activity.

Effect of capsaicin on metabolic activity of the haematological malignant cell lines, THP-1, U266 and U937 cells.

Effect of capsaicin on metabolic activity of the haematological malignant cell lines, THP-1, U266 and U937 cells.