A Master’s Thesis in College of Medicine Discusses : (Role of CD8+ T Cell and Regulatory T Cells)

A master’s Thesis discussion for the student:(Omar Khudair Radhi) from Medical Microbiology Branch of College of Medicine at Al- Iraqia University took place on his thesis tagged (Role of EffectorCD8+TcellCD4+CD39+FOXP3+T Regulatory Cells and Pleiotropic Cytokine (lL15) in Alopectia areas patients), at postgraduate hall of the college. The thesis aimed to evaluate the presence of CD8+ T cells, CD4+CD39+FOXP3 regulatory T cells, and omnidirectional cytokines (IL15) in alopecia areata in Iraqi patients, using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique.

The immunological study reached the following results: Elevated concentrations of IL-15 in the blood serum of patients with alopecia areata compared to healthy individuals. There was a significant increase in CD4 concentrations in blood serum compared to healthy individuals.

The levels of CD39 in patients’ blood serum were higher than in healthy individuals. The current study showed a significant increase in (CD8+, CD4+CD39+, FOXP3+ & IL 15) levels in the serum of immunocompromised alopecia patients.

After listening to the discussion committee’s remarks and the student’s defense of his thesis, the student was awarded a master’s degree with distinction.

Discussion committee consisted of:

Prof. Dr. Majed Mohamed Mahmoud / Chairman

Prof. Dr. Sana Khader Jamil / member

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Rushdi Abdullah / member

Prof. Dr. Haifa Mahmoud Fahd / member and supervisor.

The discussion was attended by assistant dean for scientific and administrative affairs and a number of researchers, specialists, family and friends.

On this occasion, the Deanship of College of Medicine congratulates Dr. Haifa, the head of medical microbiology branch and the supervisor of the thesis, and the researcher Omar Khudair for this scientific achievement, wishing them more giving in serving the educational process.