Ms Sonja Khan

B.Sc.,M.Sc

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
c/o Dr. Aideen O'Doherty
School of Medicine
NUI Galway

E: SONJA.KHAN@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Sonja Khan is a lecturer in Clinical Research in HRB Clinical Research Facility at NUI Galway. Sonja conducted her postdoctoral research in the Discipline of Surgery, which was funded by the Irish Cancer Society, which investigated the impact of Aspirin on breast cancer lymph node spread. Sonja obtained her undergraduate degree in Biopharmaceutical Science in GMIT in 2008 and went on to complete a Masters in Regenerative Medicine in NUI Galway in 2009, and was then awarded a PhD in Medicine from NUI Galway in 2014.



Research Interests

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Screening of exosomal microRNAs from colorectal cancer cells'
Clancy C, Khan S, Glynn CL, Holian E, Dockery P, Lalor P, Brown JA, Joyce MR, Kerin MJ, Dwyer RM. (2017) 'Screening of exosomal microRNAs from colorectal cancer cells'. Cancer Biomarkers, 17 (4):427-435 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Screening of exosomal microRNAs from colorectal cancer cells'
Clancy, C,Khan, S,Glynn, CL,Holian, E,Dockery, P,Lalor, P,Brown, JAL,Joyce, MR,Kerin, MJ,Dwyer, RM (2016) 'Screening of exosomal microRNAs from colorectal cancer cells'. Cancer Biomarkers, 17 :427-435 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'MicroRNA-10a is reduced in breast cancer and regulated in part through Retinoic Acid'
Sonja Khan, Deirdre Wall, Catherine Curran, John Newell, Michael J Kerin, Roisin M Dwyer (2015) 'MicroRNA-10a is reduced in breast cancer and regulated in part through Retinoic Acid'. BMC Cancer, 15 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'miR-379 Regulates Cyclin B1 and is decreased in Breast Cancer'
• Khan, S., Brougham, C. L., Ryan, J., Sahrudin, A., O’Neill, G., Wall, D., Curran, C., Newell, J., Kerin, M.J., Dwyer, R. M. (2013) 'miR-379 Regulates Cyclin B1 and is decreased in Breast Cancer'. Plos One, 8 (7):1-7 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Isolation of secreted microRNAs (miRNAs) from cell-conditioned media'
Glynn C, Khan S, Kerin MJ and Dwyer RM. (2012) 'Isolation of secreted microRNAs (miRNAs) from cell-conditioned media'. MicroRNA, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Influence of stromal-epithelial interactions on breast cancer in vitro and in vivo'
Potter, SM,Dwyer, RM,Hartmann, MC,Khan, S,Boyle, MP,Curran, CE,Kerin, MJ (2012) 'Influence of stromal-epithelial interactions on breast cancer in vitro and in vivo'. Breast Cancer Research And Treatment, 131 :401-411 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'I nfluence of stromal-epithelial interactions on breast cancer in vitro and in vivo'
Potter SM, Dwyer RM, Hartmann MC, Khan S, Boyle MP, Curran CE and Kerin MJ. (2011) 'I nfluence of stromal-epithelial interactions on breast cancer in vitro and in vivo'. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, [Details]
(2010) 'Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer'
Dwyer RM, Khan S, Barry FP, O'Brien T, Kerin MJ (2010) 'Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer'. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 1 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer'
Dwyer RM, Khan S, Barry FP, O'Brien T and Kerin MJ (2010) 'Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer'. Stem Cell Research And Therapy, 1 (3) [Details]
(2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)'
Martin, FT,Dwyer, RM,Kelly, J,Khan, S,Murphy, JM,Curran, C,Miller, N,Hennessy, E,Dockery, P,Barry, FP (2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)'. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 124 (22):317-326 [Details]
(2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)''
Martin FT, Dwyer RM, Kelly J, Khan S, Murphy JM, Curran C, Miller N, Hennessy E, Dockery P, Barry FP, O'Brien T, Kerin MJ (2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)''. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 124 (2):317-326 [Details]
(2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)'
Martin, FT,Dwyer, RM,Kelly, J,Khan, S,Murphy, JM,Curran, C,Miller, N,Hennessy, E,Dockery, P,Barry, FP,O'Brien, T,Kerin, MJ (2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)'. Breast Cancer Research And Treatment, 124 :317-326 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)'
Martin FT, Dwyer RM, Kelly J, Khan S, Murphy JM, Curran C, Miller N, Hennessy E, Dockery P, Barry FP, O'Brien T, Kerin MJ. (2010) 'Potential role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the breast tumour microenvironment: stimulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)'. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 124 (2):317-26 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2014) Investigation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell(MSC) presence and mode of action within the primary breast tumour microenvironment.
S. Khan, C.L. Brougham, L. Howard, P. Lalor, P. Dockery, M. Murphy, T. O’Brien, M.J. Kerin, R.M. Dwyer (2014) Investigation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell(MSC) presence and mode of action within the primary breast tumour microenvironment. Abstract [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2016) An evaluation of multiple novel markers expression on breast cancer recurrence and outcome.
Cuggy, C,Elwahab, SA,Khan, S,Dwyer, RM,Sweeney, KJ,McLaughlin, R,Kerins, MJ,Malone, C (2016) An evaluation of multiple novel markers expression on breast cancer recurrence and outcome. Book Review [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2013) Elevated expression of miR-106 and miR-202 in breast cancer.
McLoughlin, M,Glynn, CL,Waters, PS,Khan, S,Dwyer, RM,Kerin, MJ (2013) Elevated expression of miR-106 and miR-202 in breast cancer. Meeting [Details]
(2012) Active Secretion of MicroRNAs by Breast Cancer Cells.
Glynn, CL,Dwyer, RM,Khan, S,Kerin, MJ (2012) Active Secretion of MicroRNAs by Breast Cancer Cells. Meeting [Details]
(2012) Evaluation of MicroRNA Secretion From Cancer Cells in Vitro.
Glynn, CL,Dwyer, RM,Khan, SJ,Kerin, MJ (2012) Evaluation of MicroRNA Secretion From Cancer Cells in Vitro. Meeting [Details]
(2011) Cellular interactions in the primary tumour microenvironment.
Khan, S,Dwyer, RM,Sweeney, KJ,Kerin, MJ (2011) Cellular interactions in the primary tumour microenvironment. Meeting [Details]
(2010) BREAST TUMOUR STROMAL-EPITHELIAL INTERACTIONS STIMULATE INCREASED VEGF SECRETION AND ANGIOGENESIS IN VITRO AND IN VIVO.
Khan, S,Dwyer, RM,Potter, SM,Kerin, MJ (2010) BREAST TUMOUR STROMAL-EPITHELIAL INTERACTIONS STIMULATE INCREASED VEGF SECRETION AND ANGIOGENESIS IN VITRO AND IN VIVO. Meeting [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2010) Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer. Stem Cell Res Ther.
Dwyer RM, Khan S, Barry FP, O'Brien T, Kerin MJ (2010) Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer. Stem Cell Res Ther. Reviews [Details]
(2010) Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer.
Dwyer, RM,Khan, S,Barry, FP,O'Brien, T,Kerin, MJ (2010) Advances in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated gene therapy for cancer. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 HRB Summer Student project Health Research Board (HRB)
2015 HRB Summer Student project Health Research Board (HRB)
2013 HRB/NCI Summer School in Cancer Prevention Health Research Board

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Undergraduate Research Committee School of Medicine Committee member 03-NOV-14 / 01-APR-16

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland, Galway Research Assistant 01-MAY-15 / 30-APR-14

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology BSc (Hons) Applied Biopharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences
2014 National University of Ireland Galway PhD Surgery
2009 National University of Ireland Galway Msc Regenerative Medicine

Languages

  Language
English
German

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Breast Cancer Research charity /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine Reviewer
Technology In Cancer Research And Treatment Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Co-organised “Pint of Science” event in Galway 2015/16, was part of a national and international event. This was brought to Galway for the first time in 2015. My responsibilities were to organise the venue and promote the event through radio interviews and social media activities.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015/2016 Biochemistry BG110 Recombinant DNA Technology
2015/2017 Surgergical Lab skills I MD560 MicroRNA Lecture