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Omaima Sabek,

Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas Of Expertise

Islet cell transplantation Functional Genomics Allograft rejection

Advancing islet transplantation: from donor to engraftment
Sabek, O 2016, . Springer US.

Osteocalcin; a novel therapy to reverse the decline in functional beta-cell mass in type 2 diabetes
Sabek, O 2016, European Association Study of Diabetes, Munich, Germany, 9/11/16 - 9/18/16, .

Sustained zero-order delivery of GC-1 from a nanochannel membrane device alleviates metabolic syndrome
Filgueira, CS, Nicolov, E, Hood, RL, Ballerini, A, Garcia-Huidobro, J, Lin, JZ, Fraga, D, Webb, P, Sabek, O, Gaber, AO, Phillips, KJ & Grattoni, A 2016, International Journal of Obesity. DOI:

Serum Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin Correlates with Hemoglobin A1c in the New Onset Period of Pediatric Diabetes.
Sabek, O 2016, American Diabetes Association, New Orleans, United States, 6/10/16 - 6/14/16, .

Three-dimensional printed polymeric system to encapsulate human mesenchymal stem cells differentiated into islet-like insulin-producing aggregates for diabetes treatment
Sabek, OM, Farina, M, Fraga, DW, Afshar, S, Ballerini, A, Filgueira, CS, Thekkedath, UR, Grattoni, A & Gaber, AO 2016, Journal of Tissue Engineering, vol 7, pp. 2041731416638198. DOI:

Serum Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin Correlates with Hemoglobin A1c in the New Onset Period of Pediatric Diabetes.
Sabek, O 2016, NIDDK minority meeting, Baltimore, United States, 4/20/16 - 9/22/16, .

Mapping radiation injury and recovery in bone marrow using 18F-FLT PET/CT and USPIO MRI in a rat model
Rendon, DA, Kotedia, K, Afshar, SF, Punia, JN, Sabek, OM, Shirkey, BA, Zawaski, JA & Gaber, MW 2016, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol 57, no. 2, pp. 266-271. DOI:

Osteocalcin effect on human ß-cells mass and function
Sabek, OM, Nishimoto, SK, Fraga, D, Tejpal, N, Ricordi, C & Gaber, AO 2015, Endocrinology, vol 156, no. 9, pp. 3137-3146. DOI:

Effects of glioma presence during radiotherapy on tissue damage
Zawaski, JA, Sabek, O, Wong, K & Gaber, MW 2015, Cancer Research, vol 75, no. 15, 3321. DOI:

Radiation combined injury models to study the effects of interventions and wound biomechanics
Zawaski, JA, Yates, CR, Miller, DD, Kaffes, CC, Sabek, OM, Afshar, SF, Young, DA, Yang, Y & Gaber, MW 2014, Radiation Research, vol 182, no. 6, pp. 640-652. DOI:

Osteocalcin protects against nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in a mouse model of metabolic syndrome
Gupte, AA , Sabek, OM, Fraga, D, Minze, LJ, Nishimoto, SK, Liu, JZ, Afshar, S, Gaber, L, Lyon, CJ, Gaber, AO & Hsueh, WA 2014, Endocrinology, vol 155, no. 12, pp. 4697-4705. DOI:

Characterization of a nanogland for the autotransplantation of human pancreatic islets
Sabek, OM, Ferrati, S, Fraga, DW, Sih, J, Zabre, EV, Fine, DH, Ferrari, M, Gaber, AO & Grattoni, A 2013, Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology, vol 13, no. 18, pp. 3675-3688. DOI:

Effects of irradiation on brain vasculature using an in situ tumor model
Zawaski, JA, Gaber, MW, Sabek, OM, Wilson, CM, Duntsch, CD & Merchant, TE 2012, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol 82, no. 3, pp. 1075-1082. DOI:

Serial analysis of biomarkers of acute pancreas allograft rejection
Cashion, AK, Sabek, O, Driscoll, C, Gaber, L, Tolley, E & Gaber, AO 2010, Clinical Transplantation, vol 24, no. 6. DOI:

Imaging of human islet vascularization using a dorsal window model
Sabek, O, Gaber, MW, Wilson, CM, Zawaski, JA, Fraga, DW & Gaber, O 2010, Transplantation Proceedings, vol 42, no. 6, pp. 2112-2114. DOI:

Radiation-Induced Astrogliosis and Blood-Brain Barrier Damage Can Be Abrogated Using Anti-TNF Treatment
Wilson, CM, Gaber, MW, Sabek, OM, Zawaski, JA & Merchant, TE 2009, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol 74, no. 3, pp. 934-941. DOI:

Prospects for future advancements in islet cell transplantation
Sabek, OM , Hamilton, DJ & Gaber, AO 2009, Minerva Chirurgica, vol 64, no. 1, pp. 59-73.

The effect of isolation methods and the use of different enzymes on islet yield and in vivo function
Sabek, OM, Cowan, P, Fraga, DW & Gaber, AO 2008, Cell Transplantation, vol 17, no. 7, pp. 785-792. DOI:

Expression of transforming growth factor-ß by human islets: Impact on islet viability and function
Sabek, OM, Fraga, DW, Henry, J, Gaber, LW, Kotb, M & Gaber, AO 2007, Cell Transplantation, vol 16, no. 8, pp. 775-785.

The Inflammatory Cascade in Acute Pancreatitis: Relevance to Clinical Disease
Elfar, M, Gaber, LW, Sabek, O, Fischer, CP & Gaber, AO 2007, Surgical Clinics of North America, vol 87, no. 6, pp. 1325-1340. DOI: