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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Ambreen Rehman

Assistant Professor

College of Dentistry





PhD (Oral Biology), 2020
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Diploma of Researcher Development, 2020
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

MSc (Oral Pathology and Oral Sciences)-with DISTINCTION and First position, 2014
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

BDS, 2006
Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan

Employment History

Assistant Professor, 2022 - Present

College of Dentistry, University of Science and Technology, Fujairah, UAE

Assistant Professor, 2021 - 2022

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Instructor, 2018 - 2020

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Lecturer, 2015 - 2016

Al-Farabi Dental College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dentist, 2011 - 2013

Lone Dental Surgery, Pakistan

Dentist, 2010 - 2011

Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Lecturer, 2009 - 2010

Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Pakistan

Dentist, 2007 - 2009

Burki’s Dental, Pakistan

Academic Experience

Job Rank Place & Address of Work Date
Assistant Professor
College of Dentistry, University of Science and Technology, Fujairah
2022 - Present
Assistant Professor
Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
2021 - 2022
Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom
2018 - 2020
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Al-Farabi Dental College
2016 -
Jinnah Medical and Dental College
2009 - 2010

Research Areas & Interests

  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment of Oral disease especially oral cancer and blistering conditions

The Journal Publications in the Last Five Years

Articles (Selected)

  • A Rehman, Y Cai, C Hünefeld, H Jedličková, Y Huang, M T Teh, D Bergamaschi, C, E K Parkinson and H Wan. The Pemphigus Vulgaris antigen desmoglein-3 acts as an antistress protein by counteracting p53 in keratinocytes. Journal of Cell Death and Disease. doi: 10.1038/s41419-019-1988-0 CDDIS-19-2086.

  • Li X, Ahmad US, Huang Y, Uttagomol J, Rehman A, Zhou K, Warnes G, McArthur S, Parkinson EK, Wan H. Desmoglein-3 acts as a pro-survival protein by suppressing reactive oxygen species and doming whilst augmenting the tight junctions in MDCK cells. doi:10.1016/j.mad.2019.111174.

  • J Uttagomol, U S Ahmad, A Rehman, Y Y Huang, A C Laly, A Kang, J Soetaert, R Chance, M T Teh, J T Connelly, and H Wan. Evidence for the Desmosomal Cadherin Desmoglein-3 in Regulating YAP and Phospho-YAP in Keratinocyte Responses to Mechanical Forces. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 6221; doi:10.3390/ijms20246221.

  • Rehman A, Bello IO, Apu EH. Oral Lesions in the COVID-19 Positive Individuals – An Update. Arch Dent. 2020; 2(1):8-9. - Rehman A, Wan H. A Novel Regulatory Pathway of Desmoglein-3 in Keratinocyte Stress Response. J Cell Signal 2020; 1(4): 169-179.

  • Fatima T, Khurshid Z, Rehman A, Imran E, Srivastava KC, Shrivastava D. Gingival Crevicular Fluid (GCF): A Diagnostic Tool for the Detection of Periodontal Health and Diseases. Molecules. 2021 Feb 24;26(5):1208. doi: 10.3390/molecules26051208.

  • Huang Y, Jedlickova H, Cai Y, Rehman A, Gammon L, Ahmad US, Uttagomol J, Parkinson EK, Fortune F and Wan H. Oxidative Stress-Mediated YAP Dysregulation Contributes to the Pathogenesis of Pemphigus Vulgaris.Front. Immunol. 12:649502. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.649502.

  • A. Rehman, Y. Huang and H. Wan. Evolving Mechanisms in the Pathophysiology of Pemphigus Vulgaris: A Review Emphasizing the Role of Desmoglein 3 in Regulating p53 and the Yes-Associated Protein. Life 2021, 11(7), 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/life11070621.

  • Yunying Huang, Usama Sharif Ahmad, Ambreen Rehman, Jutamas Uttagomol, Hong Wan. YAP inhibition by Verteporfin causes downregulation of desmosomal genes and proteins leading to disintegration of intercellular junctions. DOI: 10.3390/life12060792.

  • Z. Ahmed, M. Kashif, A. Ali, N. Iqbal, A. Rehman, F. A. Baloch. Assessment of palatal rugae morphology for gender identification. Journal of Xi’an Shiyou University, Natural Sciences Edition Volume 18 Issue 6 June 2022. ISSN:1673-064X.

  • J. Moolchandani, G. Moolchandani, S. M. Turab, N. Iqbal, A Rehman, S. S. Memon. Frequency of non-motor features of Parkinson’s disease and the associated factors. Pakistan Journal of Zoology August 2022. doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/20220406050423.

  • Muhammad Zohaib Younus, Hijab Fatemah, Shaima Sultana Memon, Aliya Islam, Muneeza Lodhi, Ambreen Rehman. Effectiveness of clove oil in preventing pregnancy-induced gingival swelling. Journal of Xi’an Shiyou University, Natural Sciences Edition Volume 18 Issue 8 August 2022. ISSN :1673-064X

  • Areesha Ahsan; Abdul Manan Shahid; Ali Waqar Qureshi; Ambreen Rehman; Sobia Hassan; Seema Shafiq; M Khursheed Alam; Waleed Ahmed Ismail. Influence of advanced glycation end-products on salivary matrix metalloproteinase 1 levels in chronic periodontitis patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Archives of Oral Biology. OB-D-23-00842.