AP Monowarul Mobin Siddique

Associate Professor


Educational Qualifications: PhD (Singapore)

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic potential of several phytochemicals in preventing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
  • Enhancing autophagy (mainly lipophagy), and protecting liver cells from oxidative stress using in vitro and in vivo models.


  • SB-2241 Cell Biology
  • SB-2242 Microbiology
  • SB-2244 Molecular Biology
  • SB-4306 Biochemistry


  • MM Siddique, Ying Li, B Chaurasia, VA Kaddai, and Scott A. Summers. 2015. Dihdyroceramides: From Bit Players to Lead Actors. J Biol Chem. 290(25):15371-9.
  • MM Siddique, Ying Li, Liping Wang, Jianhong Ching, Mainak Mal, Olga Ilkayeva, Ya Jun Wu, Boon Huat Bay, and Scott Summers. 2013. Ablation of Dihydroceramide Desaturase-1, a therapeutic target for the treatment of metabolic diseases, simultaneously stimulates anabolic and catabolic signaling. Mol Cell Biol. 33(11): 2353-69.
  • MM Siddique, Benjamin T Bikman, Liping Wang, Li Ying, Erin Reinhardt , GuanghouShui, Markus R. Wenk, and Scott A. Summers. 2012. Ablation of Dihydroceramide Desaturase Confers Resistance to Etoposide-Induced Apoptosis. PLoS ONE.7(9): e44042.
  • Jose A. Chavez, M. Mobin Siddique, Puck Wee Chan, James A. Shayman, and Scott A. Summers. 2014. Ceramides and Glucosylceramides are Independent Antagonists of Insulin Signaling. J Biol Chem. 289(2): 723-34.
  • M Mobin Siddique, Zhao Yi, Lim Hui Qin, Gita Krishnaswamy, Tan Eng King. 2014. Association study of p53 codon 72 polymorphism in Parkinson’s disease. Basal Ganglia. 4: 71-73.