School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Dr Amany Abdelkader

Phone: (03) 51226014
Email: a.abdelkader@federation.edu.au
Room:
Berwick 903-1116
Position: Scholarly Teaching Fellow
Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications

  • PhD (Physiology) Monash University, 2002
  • BAppSci (MLS) RMIT, 1994
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Teaching areas

Anatomy and Physiology

Grants and awards

2017

Teaching - Commendation from Professor Susan Elliott for my involvement in the PHY2011 – Neuroscience of communication, sensory and control systems teaching team for obtaining an overall satisfaction score of 4.73 out of five. This was ranked in the top 7.2% of all Monash University Units during Semester 1, 2017 (Appendix I).

2004

Collier Charitable Fund (Equipment grant) - mouse servo-controlled heating table, which was used for mouse micropuncture experiments.

2002

  • Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research travel grant
  • National Heart Foundation travel grant
  • Recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) organizing committee to present my work at the ISH meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.

    2001

    Student prize at the satellite symposium “Cardio-Renal Control in Health and Disease” (Queenstown, NZ) for my oral presentation, entitled “The role of the renal nerves in renal vascular hypertrophy of SHR”.

    Research interests

    • Kidney oxygenation in acute ischemia-reperfusion injury
    • Cellular hypoxia and hypoxia signalling in polycystic kidney disease: contribution of oxidative stress
    • Contribution of the renal sympathetic nerves in the development and maintenance of hypertension
    • Renal tissue hypoxia in kidney diseases
    • The structural basis of kidney oxygenation
    • Fibrosis and hypoxia in chronic kidney disease
    • Factors that influence oxygen diffusion from intra-renal arteries in the healthy kidney and in polycystic disease
    • The effects of acute saline loading on renal medullary oxygen tension
    • The structural basis of renal oxygen transport
    • Telemetric measurement of kidney tissue tension
    • Kidney oxygenation in acute ischemic reperfusion injury

    Student supervision

    Completed PhD projects

    • Renal tissue hypoxia in kidney diseases.
    • The structural basis of kidney oxygenation.

    Completed honours projects

    • Kidney oxygenation in acute ischemic reperfusion injury
    • Fibrosis and hypoxia in chronic kidney disease
    • Factors that influence oxygen diffusion from intra-renal arteries in the healthy kidney and in polycystic disease
    • The effects of acute saline loading on renal medullary oxygen tension
    • The structural basis of renal oxygen transport
    • Telemetric measurement of kidney tissue tension

    Publications

    (since 2009)

    1. Fong D, Ullah MM, Lal JG, Abdelkader A , Ow CP, Hilliard LM, Ricardo SD, Kelly DJ , Evans RG. Renal cellular hypoxia in adenine-induced chronic kidney disease.Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 43: 896-905, 2016.
    2. Sgouralis I, Kett MM, Ow CP, Abdelkader A , Layton AT, Gardiner BS, Smith DW, Lankadeva YR , Evans RG. Bladder urine oxygen tension for assessing renal medullary oxygenation in rabbits: Experimental and modelling studies. Am J Physiol, Regul Integ Comp Physiol 311(3): R532-R544, 2016.
    3. Abdelkader A, Ho J, Ow CP, Eppel GA, Rajapakse NW, Schlaich MP, Evans RG. Renal oxygenation in acute renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Am J Physiol, Renal Physiol. 306(9):F1026-F1038, 2014.
    4. Lakeland TV, Borg ML, Matzaris M, Abdelkader A, Evans RG, Watt MJ. Augmented expression and secretion of the adipose-derived pigment epethelium-derived factor does not alter local angiogenesis or contribute to the development of systemic metabolic derangements. Am J Physiol, Endocrine Metab. 306(12):E1367-E1377, 2014.
    5. Ow CP, Abdelkader A, Hilliard LM, Phillips JK, Evans RG. Determination of renal tissue hypoxia in a rat model of polycystic kidney disease. Am J Physiol, Regul Integ Comp Physiol. 307(10):R1207-R1215, 2014.
    6. Maarten P. Koeners, Connie P. Ow, David M. Russell, Amany Abdelkader, Gabriela A. Eppel, John Ludbrook, Simon C. Malpas, Roger G. Evans. Telemetry-based oxygen sensor for continuous monitoring of kidney oxygenation in conscious rats. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 304(12):F1471-F1480, 2013.
    7. Bruce S. Gardiner, Sarah L. Thompson, Jennifer P. Ngo, David W. Smith, Amany Abdelkader, Brad R.S. Broughton, John F Bertram, and Roger G. Evans. Diffusive oxygen shunting between vessels in the pre-glomerular renal vasculature: anatomical observations and computational modelling. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 303:F605-F618, 2012.
    8. Ding A, Kalaignanasundaram P, Ricardo SD, Abdelkader A, Witting PK, Broughton BRS, Kim HB, Wyse BF, Phillips JK, Evans RG. Chronic treatment with tempol does not significantly ameliorate renal tissue hypoxia or disease progression in a rodent model of polycystic kidney disease. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 39:917-929, 2012.
    9. Goldschlager T, Abdelkader A, Kerr J, Boundy I, Jenkin G. Undecalcified Bone Preparation for Histology, Histomorphometry and Fluorochrome Analysis. J Vis Exp. 8: 35, 2010.
    10. Davern PJ, Nguyen-Huu TP, La Greca L, Abdelkader A, Head GA. Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Schlager Genetically Hypertensive Mice. Hypertension. 54:852-859, 2009.