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Ali Abdul Sater

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • York University
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  • 406CitationsNumber of citations received by Ali's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Autoimmune diseasesTumor ImmunologyInflammationImmunometabolismExercise ImmunologyInnate Immunity and Microbiology


Physical activity and exercise can shape the function and physiology of the immune system. This has important implications on the susceptibility of athletes to infection, particularly upper respiratory infections (URTI). Therefore, our research focuses on understanding how exercise induces these changes and how we can select and optimize training programs that are most beneficial to reduce the incidence and severity of chronic inflammation and help lower infection risks.

Co-authors (85)

  • Samar Moussa

Publications (5)

  • Danger signals, inflammasomes, and the intricate intracellular lives of chlamydiae

    • Pettengill M
    • Abdul-Sater A
    • Coutinho-Silva R
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  • Inflammasomes

    • Abdul-Sater A
    • Philpott D
  • Statins Modulate Cyclooxygenase-2 and Microsomal Prostaglandin E Synthase-1 in Human Hepatic Myofibroblasts

    • Mouawad C
    • Mrad M
    • El-Achkar G
    • et al.
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  • The signaling adaptor TRAF1 negatively regulates Toll-like receptor signaling and this underlies its role in rheumatic disease

    • Abdul-Sater A
    • Edilova M
    • Clouthier D
    • et al.
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  • Different STAT Transcription Complexes Drive Early and Delayed Responses to Type I IFNs.

    • Abdul-Sater A
    • Majoros A
    • Plumlee C
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

York University

July 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Toronto

January 2010 - June 2016(6 years)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University

June 2010 - January 2013(3 years)



University of California, Merced

September 2006 - May 2010(4 years)

Masters of Science

American University of Beirut

October 2003 - October 2005(2 years)

Bachelor of Science

Haigazian University

October 1999 - June 2003(4 years)