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After completion of her postdoctoral training in 2005, Dr. Sabek received dual appointments as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee. She has collaborated on several NIH-funded research grants and published over 30 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Sabek joined The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2007.

Research interests

Dr. Sabek´s research focuses on islet cell transplantation, and specifically, the surrogate markers for prediction of long-term transplantation outcomes. She also aims to improve transplantation outcomes through the development and validation of improved techniques for islet recovery, isolation, engraftment, and post-transplant functioning/preservation. Dr. Sabek also conducts studies investigating potential biomarkers of allograft rejection.

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Chemistry, PhD, University College London

Free-text keywords

  • Islet cell transplantation
  • Functional genomics
  • Allograft rejection
  • Osteocalcin
  • Diabetes

Research Area Keywords

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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Research Output

  • 1361 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
  • 61 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter

Novel Silicon Titanium Diboride Micropatterned Substrates for Cellular Patterning

Friguglietti, J., Das, S., Le, P., Fraga, D., Quintela, M., Gazze, S. A., McPhail, D., Gu, J., Sabek, O., Gaber, A. O., Francis, L. W., Zagozdzon-Wosik, W. & Merchant, F. A., Jun 2020, In : Biomaterials. 244, 119927.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Serum C-peptide and osteocalcin levels in children with recently diagnosed diabetes

    Sabek, O. M., Redondo, M. J., Nguyen, D. T., Beamish, C. A., Fraga, D. W., Hampe, C. S., Mulukutla, S. N., Graviss, E. A. & Gaber, A. O., Jan 2020, In : Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. 3, 1, p. e00104

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Differentiation of Heterogeneous Radiation Exposure Using Hematology and Blood Chemistry

    Gaber, M. W., Rodgers, S. P., Tang, T. T., Sabek, O. & Zawaski, J. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Radiation Research. 193, 1, p. 24-33 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    The Network of Minority Health Research Investigators/NIDDK Recognition Award

    Sabek, Omaima (Recipient), Apr 27 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)