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Naif Almontashiri, Ph.D.

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2008 - 2015
Full Scholarship for the graduate studies (MSc and PhD) from Taibah University
2011
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Trainee Award
2013 - 2015
University of Ottawa Cardiac Research Endowed Graduate Award
2013
The Scientific Research Excellence Award
2015
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Inagural Trainee of the Year Award
2015
The Award of the Counsel of Arab Ambassadress in Canada in Science and Technology

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Deep interest and experience in clinical molecular genetic testing and development, functional interpretation and characterization of the genetic and chromosomal variations and alterations, personalized medicine.

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  1. Algaissi A, Alfaleh MA, Hala S, Abujamel TS, Alamri SS, Almahboub SA, Alluhaybi KA, Hobani HI, Alsulaiman RM, AlHarbi RH, ElAssouli MA, Alhabbab RY, AlSaieedi AA, Abdulaal WH, Al-Somali AA, Alofi FS, Khogeer AA, Alkayyal AA, Mahmoud AB, Almontashiri NAM, Pain A, Hashem AM. SARS-CoV-2 S1 and N-based serological assays reveal rapid seroconversion and induction of specific antibody response in COVID-19 patients. Sci Rep. 2020 10 06; 10(1):16561. PMID: 33024213.
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  2. Martin PB, Kigoshi-Tansho Y, Sher RB, Ravenscroft G, Stauffer JE, Kumar R, Yonashiro R, Müller T, Griffith C, Allen W, Pehlivan D, Harel T, Zenker M, Howting D, Schanze D, Faqeih EA, Almontashiri NAM, Maroofian R, Houlden H, Mazaheri N, Galehdari H, Douglas G, Posey JE, Ryan M, Lupski JR, Laing NG, Joazeiro CAP, Cox GA. Author Correction: NEMF mutations that impair ribosome-associated quality control are associated with neuromuscular disease. Nat Commun. 2020 Oct 01; 11(1):5022. PMID: 33004807.
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  3. Martin PB, Kigoshi-Tansho Y, Sher RB, Ravenscroft G, Stauffer JE, Kumar R, Yonashiro R, Müller T, Griffith C, Allen W, Pehlivan D, Harel T, Zenker M, Howting D, Schanze D, Faqeih EA, Almontashiri NAM, Maroofian R, Houlden H, Mazaheri N, Galehdari H, Douglas G, Posey JE, Ryan M, Lupski JR, Laing NG, Joazeiro CAP, Cox GA. NEMF mutations that impair ribosome-associated quality control are associated with neuromuscular disease. Nat Commun. 2020 09 15; 11(1):4625. PMID: 32934225.
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  4. Ali Z, Aman R, Mahas A, Rao GS, Tehseen M, Marsic T, Salunke R, Subudhi AK, Hala SM, Hamdan SM, Pain A, Alofi FS, Alsomali A, Hashem AM, Khogeer A, Almontashiri NAM, Abedalthagafi M, Hassan N, Mahfouz MM. iSCAN: An RT-LAMP-coupled CRISPR-Cas12 module for rapid, sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2. Virus Res. 2020 10 15; 288:198129. PMID: 32822689.
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  5. Alhebbi H, Peer-Zada AA, Al-Hussaini AA, Algubaisi S, Albassami A, AlMasri N, Alrusayni Y, Alruzug IM, Alharby E, Samman MA, Ayoub SZ, Maddirevula S, Peake RWA, Alkuraya FS, Wali S, Almontashiri NAM. New paradigms of USP53 disease: normal GGT cholestasis, BRIC, cholangiopathy, and responsiveness to rifampicin. J Hum Genet. 2020 Aug 06. PMID: 32759993.
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  6. Alharby E, Faqeih EA, Saleh M, Alameer S, Almuntashri M, Pastore A, Samman MA, Alnawfal AM, Hashem M, Zaytuni D, Alharbi G, Almannai M, Alasmari A, Mahmoud AA, Alwadei AH, Jad L, AlOtaibi A, Al-Hakami F, Eyaid W, Alkuraya FS, Alfadhel M, Peake RWA, Almontashiri NAM. Clinical, molecular, and biochemical delineation of asparagine synthetase deficiency in Saudi cohort. Genet Med. 2020 Aug 03. PMID: 32741967.
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  7. Almontashiri NAM, Zha L, Young K, Law T, Kellogg MD, Bodamer OA, Peake RWA. Author Correction: Clinical Validation of Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics Testing for Genetic Disorders: A 3 Year Comparative Study. Sci Rep. 2020 Jul 07; 10(1):11160. PMID: 32636473.
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  8. Hawley MH, Almontashiri N, Biesecker LG, Berger N, Chung WK, Garcia J, Grebe TA, Kelly MA, Lebo MS, Macaya D, Mei H, Platt J, Richard G, Ryan A, Thomson KL, Vatta M, Walsh R, Ware JS, Wheeler M, Zouk H, Mason-Suares H, Funke B. An assessment of the role of vinculin loss of function variants in inherited cardiomyopathy. Hum Mutat. 2020 Sep; 41(9):1577-1587. PMID: 32516855.
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  9. Almontashiri NAM, Zha L, Young K, Law T, Kellogg MD, Bodamer OA, Peake RWA. Clinical Validation of Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics Testing for Genetic Disorders: A 3 Year Comparative Study. Sci Rep. 2020 06 10; 10(1):9382. PMID: 32523032.
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  10. Alkuraya H, Patel N, Ibrahim N, Al Ghamdi B, Alsulaiman SM, Nowilaty SR, Abboud E, Alturki R, Alkharashi A, Eyaid W, Almasseri Z, Alzaidan H, Alotaibi MD, Abu El-Asrar AM, Alamro B, Helaby R, Elshaer A, Almontashiri NAM, Al-Hussaini AA, Alkuraya FS. Phenotypic delineation of the retinal arterial macroaneurysms with supravalvular pulmonic stenosis syndrome. Clin Genet. 2020 03; 97(3):447-456. PMID: 31730227.
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  11. Monies D, Abouelhoda M, Assoum M, Moghrabi N, Rafiullah R, Almontashiri N, Alowain M, Alzaidan H, Alsayed M, Subhani S, Cupler E, Faden M, Alhashem A, Qari A, Chedrawi A, Aldhalaan H, Kurdi W, Khan S, Rahbeeni Z, Alotaibi M, Goljan E, Elbardisy H, ElKalioby M, Shah Z, Alruwaili H, Jaafar A, Albar R, Akilan A, Tayeb H, Tahir A, Fawzy M, Nasr M, Makki S, Alfaifi A, Akleh H, Yamani S, Bubshait D, Mahnashi M, Basha T, Alsagheir A, Khaled MA, Alsaleem K, Almugbel M, Badawi M, Bashiri F, Bohlega S, Sulaiman R, Tous E, Ahmed S, Algoufi T, Al-Mousa H, Alaki E, Alhumaidi S, Alghamdi H, Alghamdi M, Sahly A, Nahrir S, Al-Ahmari A, Alkuraya H, Almehaidib A, Abanemai M, Alsohaibaini F, Alsaud B, Arnaout R, Abdel-Salam GMH, Aldhekri H, AlKhater S, Alqadi K, Alsabban E, Alshareef T, Awartani K, Banjar H, Alsahan N, Abosoudah I, Alashwal A, Aldekhail W, Alhajjar S, Al-Mayouf S, Alsemari A, Alshuaibi W, Altala S, Altalhi A, Baz S, Hamad M, Abalkhail T, Alenazi B, Alkaff A, Almohareb F, Al Mutairi F, Alsaleh M, Alsonbul A, Alzelaye S, Bahzad S, Manee AB, Jarrad O, Meriki N, Albeirouti B, Alqasmi A, AlBalwi M, Makhseed N, Hassan S, Salih I, Salih MA, Shaheen M, Sermin S, Shahrukh S, Hashmi S, Shawli A, Tajuddin A, Tamim A, Alnahari A, Ghemlas I, Hussein M, Wali S, Murad H, Meyer BF, Alkuraya FS. Lessons Learned from Large-Scale, First-Tier Clinical Exome Sequencing in a Highly Consanguineous Population. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Oct 03; 105(4):879. PMID: 31585110.
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  12. Monies D, Abouelhoda M, Assoum M, Moghrabi N, Rafiullah R, Almontashiri N, Alowain M, Alzaidan H, Alsayed M, Subhani S, Cupler E, Faden M, Alhashem A, Qari A, Chedrawi A, Aldhalaan H, Kurdi W, Khan S, Rahbeeni Z, Alotaibi M, Goljan E, Elbardisy H, ElKalioby M, Shah Z, Alruwaili H, Jaafar A, Albar R, Akilan A, Tayeb H, Tahir A, Fawzy M, Nasr M, Makki S, Alfaifi A, Akleh H, Yamani S, Bubshait D, Mahnashi M, Basha T, Alsagheir A, Abu Khaled M, Alsaleem K, Almugbel M, Badawi M, Bashiri F, Bohlega S, Sulaiman R, Tous E, Ahmed S, Algoufi T, Al-Mousa H, Alaki E, Alhumaidi S, Alghamdi H, Alghamdi M, Sahly A, Nahrir S, Al-Ahmari A, Alkuraya H, Almehaidib A, Abanemai M, Alsohaibaini F, Alsaud B, Arnaout R, Abdel-Salam GMH, Aldhekri H, AlKhater S, Alqadi K, Alsabban E, Alshareef T, Awartani K, Banjar H, Alsahan N, Abosoudah I, Alashwal A, Aldekhail W, Alhajjar S, Al-Mayouf S, Alsemari A, Alshuaibi W, Altala S, Altalhi A, Baz S, Hamad M, Abalkhail T, Alenazi B, Alkaff A, Almohareb F, Al Mutairi F, Alsaleh M, Alsonbul A, Alzelaye S, Bahzad S, Manee AB, Jarrad O, Meriki N, Albeirouti B, Alqasmi A, AlBalwi M, Makhseed N, Hassan S, Salih I, Salih MA, Shaheen M, Sermin S, Shahrukh S, Hashmi S, Shawli A, Tajuddin A, Tamim A, Alnahari A, Ghemlas I, Hussein M, Wali S, Murad H, Meyer BF, Alkuraya FS. Lessons Learned from Large-Scale, First-Tier Clinical Exome Sequencing in a Highly Consanguineous Population. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 06 06; 104(6):1182-1201. PMID: 31130284.
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  13. Almontashiri NAM, Berry GT, Majzoub J, Peake RWA. Abnormal Glycerol Metabolism in a Child with Global Developmental Delay, Adrenal Insufficiency, and Intellectual Disability. Clin Chem. 2018 12; 64(12):1785-1787. PMID: 30487191.
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  14. Almontashiri NAM, Demirbas D, Berry GT, Peake RWA. Hyperammonemia in a Child Presenting with Growth Delay, Short Stature, and Diarrhea. Clin Chem. 2018 08; 64(8):1260-1262. PMID: 30054302.
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  15. Almontashiri NAM, Rodan LH, Peake RWA. Serine Deficiency in a Child with Neurological Presentation, Hearing Loss, and Multiple Congenital Anomalies. Clin Chem. 2018 05; 64(5):870-872. PMID: 29703746.
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  16. Almontashiri NAM, Alswaid A, Oza A, Al-Mazrou KA, Elrehim O, Tayoun AA, Rehm HL, Amr SS. Recurrent variants in OTOF are significant contributors to prelingual nonsydromic hearing loss in Saudi patients. Genet Med. 2018 04; 20(5):536-544. PMID: 29048421.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  17. Almontashiri NAM. The 9p21.3 risk locus for coronary artery disease: A 10-year search for its mechanism. J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2017 Jun; 12(3):199-204. PMID: 31435240.
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  18. Kudalkar EM, Almontashiri NA, Huang C, Anekella B, Bowser M, Hynes E, Garlick R, Funke BH. Multiplexed Reference Materials as Controls for Diagnostic Next-Generation Sequencing: A Pilot Investigating Applications for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Mol Diagn. 2016 11; 18(6):882-889. PMID: 27639548.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Almontashiri NA, Antoine D, Zhou X, Vilmundarson RO, Zhang SX, Hao KN, Chen HH, Stewart AF. 9p21.3 Coronary Artery Disease Risk Variants Disrupt TEAD Transcription Factor-Dependent Transforming Growth Factor ß Regulation of p16 Expression in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells. Circulation. 2015 Nov 24; 132(21):1969-78. PMID: 26487755.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Mohammed A. Hannan, Sulman Basit, Naif A. Almontashiri, Khalid I. Khoshhal. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. The need for population-based studies to estimate the rate of consanguinity in Almadinah Almunawwarah. 2015; 10(4):509–511.
  21. Naif A.M. Almontashiri, Mohammed Hannan. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. Usefulness of genome-wide association studies to identify novel genetic variants underlying the plasma lipoprotein metabolism as risk factors for CAD. 2015; 10(4): 266–270. View Publication.
  22. Chen HH, Keyhanian K, Zhou X, Vilmundarson RO, Almontashiri NA, Cruz SA, Pandey NR, Lerma Yap N, Ho T, Stewart CA, Huang H, Hari A, Geoffrion M, McPherson R, Rayner KJ, Stewart AF. IRF2BP2 Reduces Macrophage Inflammation and Susceptibility to Atherosclerosis. Circ Res. 2015 Sep 25; 117(8):671-83. PMID: 26195219.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  23. Almontashiri NA, Vilmundarson RO, Ghasemzadeh N, Dandona S, Roberts R, Quyyumi AA, Chen HH, Stewart AF. Plasma PCSK9 levels are elevated with acute myocardial infarction in two independent retrospective angiographic studies. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e106294. PMID: 25180781.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Chen HH, Almontashiri NA, Antoine D, Stewart AF. Functional genomics of the 9p21.3 locus for atherosclerosis: clarity or confusion? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 Jul; 16(7):502. PMID: 24893939.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Almontashiri NA, Chen HH, Mailloux RJ, Tatsuta T, Teng AC, Mahmoud AB, Ho T, Stewart NA, Rippstein P, Harper ME, Roberts R, Willenborg C, Erdmann J, Pastore A, McBride HM, Langer T, Stewart AF. SPG7 variant escapes phosphorylation-regulated processing by AFG3L2, elevates mitochondrial ROS, and is associated with multiple clinical phenotypes. Cell Rep. 2014 May 08; 7(3):834-47. PMID: 24767997.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. Naif A. M. Almontashiri, Meng Fan, Robert Roberts, Alexandre F. R. Stewart. Interferon-? activates expression of p15 and p16 regardless of 9p21.3 coronary artery disease risk genotype. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013; 61(2):143-147.
  27. Almontashiri NA, Fan M, Cheng BL, Chen HH, Roberts R, Stewart AF. Interferon-? activates expression of p15 and p16 regardless of 9p21.3 coronary artery disease risk genotype. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jan 15; 61(2):143-7. PMID: 23199516.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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