Azliyati "Yati" Azizan , Ph.D., M.S.

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Azliyati Azizan
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Dr. Azliyati Azizan originally is from Malaysia, and first came to the US in 1980 to pursue her university education. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biophysics from Iowa State University in 1984, an M.S. degree in Microbiology from East Tennessee State University and graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee in 1995.  Dr. Azizan maintains her citizenship as a Malaysian, while also is a US permanent resident (with a green card).

Dr. Azliyati Azizan currently holds a faculty position in the Basic Sciences Department as an Associate Professor at the Touro University Nevada (TUN) College of Osteopathic Medicine, starting from January 2021. Dr. Azizan first began her academic career as a part-time faculty member (Assistant Professor) in 2001 at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. During this period, she also worked part-time as a Molecular Virology Bioscientist at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Bureau of laboratory (Virology branch) which is located on the USF campus in Tampa. At the FDOH laboratory, Dr. Azizan characterized real-time RT-PCR diagnostic assays to detect and identify viral pathogens from clinical samples as well as conducted research on noroviruses and dengue viruses. When the new Global Health department was formed in 2003 at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), Dr. Azizan joined as one of the founding faculty members as a full time Assistant Professor, and participated in developing the fastest growing department which recruited many masters and doctoral level students to the MPH (Masters of Public Health), MSPH (Masters of Science in Public Health) and PhD programs.  Following her time at USF, in January 2015, Dr. Azizan started a new position as an Associate Professor at Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM), which is a new university located in Nur-Sultan the capital city of Kazakhstan (in Central Asia). This is a US style medical school that maintains a partnership with the University of Pittsburg, and offers the MD, MPH and other biomedical sciences masters level programs. Dr. Azizan participated actively in the creation and implementation of many of the programs and courses at NUSOM, and was actively engaged in scholarly research activities involving many students and Colleagues.

Dr. Azizan's research areas of interest are in the fields of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Biology. She has successfully conducted research projects focused on several infectious disease topics that are of global public health importance. Her research topics as a faculty member at NUSOM were on drug discovery/antibiotic characterization, and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Some findings from these studies are summarized in several of her publications on these topics. Another research topic she was previously involved in while working at USF is dengue. Currently at TUN, Dr. Azizan is starting initiatives to begin projects related to the public health aspects of COVID-19.  Dr. Azizan currently maintains courtesy faculty positions with USF as well as NUSOM, and continues to collaborate with several faculty members at these Institutions. Dr. Azizan had previously mentored many doctoral and masters level students, and served as Academic Advisor for many MPH as well as MD students. Dr. Azizan is an active member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) and the American Public Health Association.

  • The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. [08/89 – 05/95]. PhD in Biochemistry
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. [08/85 – 07/87]. MSc in Microbiology
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. [06/80- 05/84]. Bachelor of Science in Biophysics
  • Microbiologist [06/87 - 12/87] Tawakal Specialist Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Lecturer [01/88 - 12/88] Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Postdoctoral fellow [11/94 - 12/96] Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Postdoctoral fellow [12/96 - 01/98] Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Research Bioscientist [02/98 - 04/02] Shriners Hospital Research Department, Tampa, Florida, USA  
  • Molecular Virology Bioscientist [11/04 - 01/07] Florida Department of Health, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Assistant Professor [08/02 – 12/2014] Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, USF, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Associate Professor [01/2015 - 12/2020] Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  • Certificate in Effective College Instruction, Completed on the 10th of June, 2022 from The Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education (ACUE)
  • JBI (Joanna Briggs Institute) Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program. Remote Attendance Nevada, USA, between, 7 June 2021 – 11 June 2021. JBI , University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Course Director, DOMV- 673 Blood and Lymph (Fall), OMS2 (DO program Year2)
  • Team teaching (in lectures related to Medical Microbiology topics) in DO courses (Spring and Fall semesters 2021, 2022, 2023)
    • OMS1 (DO program Year 1)

      • DOMV - 605 Host Defense and Mechanisms (Fall semester)

    • OMS2 (DO program Year2)
      • DOMV-682 Renal System Medicine (Spring semester)
      • DOMV-684 Reproductive System Medicine (Spring semester)
      • DOMV- 670 Neuroscience II) (Fall semester)
      • DOMV- 672 Musculoskeletal–Integumentary Systems (Fall)
      • DOMV- 673 Blood and Lymph (Fall)
      • DOMV-674 Cardiovascular Medicine (Fall)
  • Team teaching in the MHS (Medical Health Sciences) Master’s program – Immunology and Microbiology courses (Fall and Spring semesters 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Team teaching (in lectures related to Medical Microbiology topics) in the PA (Physician Assistant) programs – Immunology and Microbiology courses (Fall and Spring semesters 2021, 2022, 2023)

  • Course Lead (Director) and Lecturer, NUSOM (Spring 2016-2019)
  • Course Lead (Director) NUSOM (Fall 2018-2019)
  • Lecturer, NUSOM (Fall 2015-2019)
  • Course Lead (Fall 2015-2019)
  • Course Lead (Fall 2016-2019), MPH program
  • Course Director and Lecturer, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
  • Guest Lecturer, USF College of Public Health (COPH) and Medicine (COM)
  • Malaysia Study Abroad Course, Co-instructor (summer 2013)
  • International l Lectures
  • Organized and conducted molecular essay workshop focusing on PCR (2007,2009)
  • Biology Teacher, Palmer Academy, Tampa, Florida (1999)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee (1991)
  • Lecturer, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1988)
  • Teaching Assistant, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1987)
  • Molecular Virology Bioscientist 11/04 - 01/07
    Supervisor: Dr. Lillian Stark
    Location: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratory, Tampa, Virology Department
    Duties: Validated and performed molecular real time RT-PCR laboratory diagnostic assays of virology clinical specimens. Conducted research on norovirus and dengue viruses
  • Research Fellow 06/01 - 04/02
    Location: Shriners Hospital for Children Research Department, Tampa, Florida. Supervisor: Dr. John Sandy.
    Duties: Successfully obtained research funding ($50,000) that enabled implementation of a research project to study chondromodulin-I (ChM-I), which is a cartilage-specific anti-angiogenic protein. The goal of the project was to elucidate specific domains that confer the anti-angiogenicity function and chondrocyte growth-modulating abilities of ChM-I.
  • Bioscientist 02/98 - 06/01
    Location: Shriners Hospital for Children Research Department, Tampa Florida.
    Supervisor: Dr. Peter Neame.
    Duties: Research project focused on studies of gene and protein expression, and biosynthetic processing of a cartilage-specific anti-angiogenic protein, chondromodulin. The project goal was to elucidate chondromodulin’s function in cartilage.
  • Postdoctoral fellow 12/96 - 01/98
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (on the campus of the University of South) Florida, Tampa, Florida.
    Supervisor: Dr. Edward Seto.
    Duties: Analyzed expression and activities of 2 transcriptional factors, hepatitis B virus X protein and HDAC2, using molecular approaches.
  • Postdoctoral fellow 11/94 - 12/96
    Location: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida. Supervisor: Dr. Peter Neame
    Duties: Characterized and analyzed genes that encode the proteins pleiotrophin and chondromodulin, to understand their roles in growth, development, and differentiation of the cartilage extracellular matrix.

Current and Ongoing Support

  • Fund source: Touro University Nevada (from TUN research department)
    Title: Epidemiological evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Seroconversion in the Henderson, Nevada Community
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator (with other co-PI’s who are Dr. Else, Duus and Stone)
    Project Period: March, 2020 – Current
    Amount: Started with around $50,000 (renewable)
  • Fund source: Touro University Nevada (from TUN research department)
    Title: Determination of diagnostic accuracy of commercially available cervical self-sample collection devices used to detect Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA for Cervical Cancer Prevention
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Period: February, 2023 – Current
    Amount: $4,000

Completed Support

  • Fund source: Nazarbayev University Commercialization office
    Title: Development of a novel rapid point-of-care In Vitro Diagnostic Device for detection of HPV and cervical cancer prevention Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Period: February 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020
    Funds: USD$125,000 for three years
  • Fund source: Nazarbayev University internal funding
    Title: Extremophiles from unique ecosystems of Kazakhstan as potential producers of novel antimicrobial and anticancer agents Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Period: October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2019
    Funds: USD$125,000 per year
  • Fund source: Nazarbayev University internal funding.
    Title: A molecular epidemiological study to determine the prevalence of oncogenic HPV strains for cervical cancer prevention in Kazakhstan.
    Role: Co- PI
    Project Period: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021
    Funds: USD$50,000 per year for three year
  • Fund source: Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (Social Policy Grant)
    Title: Assessing healthcare providers’ catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention in selected hospitals in Kazakhstan: A Mixed Method Study
    Role: Collaborator
    Project Period: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
    Funds: USD$10,000 per year for one year
  • Fund source: Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling Incentive Award
    Title: Validating a Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling Technique as a New Paradigm for obtaining Reliable Mortality Statistics for Assigning Cause of Death: Experience from Kazakhstan.
    Role: Co- Investigator
    Project Period: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
    Funds: USD$50,000 per year for one year (for pilot study)
  • Fund source: International Science and Technology Center
    Title: Extremophiles from unique ecosystems of Kazakhstan as potential producers of novel antibacterial and anticancer agents
    Role: Principal Investigator Project Period: 01/01/17 – 12/31/17
    Funds: USD$25,000
    Note: This is an ongoing
  • Fund source: Nazarbayev University faculty start up grant (Social Policy grant)
    Title: Evaluation of knowledge level and the status of HPV prevalence of relevant cancer cases in Kazakhstan\
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Period: 09/01/15 – 05/31/16
    Funds: USD$10,000
  • Early Career Investigator Award (USF College of Public Health)
    Title: The research of antagonism of the actinomycetes from unique ecosystems of Kazakhstan in extreme conditions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Period: 07/01/11 – 12/01/12
    Funds: $15,000
  • Interdisciplinary Research Development Grant (USF College of Public Health)
    Title: Integration of field epidemiology, laboratory and GIS technologies to elucidate the profile of dengue vector competency in Florida
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Period: 07/01/11 – 12/01/12
    Funds: $100,000
  • Travel Grant for travel to Malaysia to enhance collaboration with UNIMAS and USM in Malaysia
    Role: co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Aurora Sanchez-Anguino)
    Project Period: 07/05/12-8/15/12
    Funds: $5,000
  • USF College of Public Health Equipment Grant. $60,000 Spring 2009
  • USF New Researcher Grant from the USF Division of Sponsored Research (Internal award). $10,000. Project Period: 05/01/03 – 04/30/04
  • USF College of Public Health “start-up” funds awards to supplement research activities, from the Office of Dean. $5,000 for Spring 2004.
  • USF Faculty International Travel Grant, Spring 2004. $2,500.
  • University of Malaya in Malaysia; Institutional Grant
    Title: Immunological profiles of disease progression to DHF/DS
    PI: Dr. Shamala Devi, Ph.D., from the University of Malaya, Malaysia and Dr. Jameela Sathar, M.D., Ampang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysi
    Project Period: 06/01/10 – 05/30/1
    Role: co-Investigato
    Funds: RM$300,000 (USD$100,000)
  • National Children’s Study Florida Study Center (NIH-funded)
    Title: The Formative Research Areas BIO-02 and RT-01: Cost-Effective Monitoring of environmental chemicals in Breast Milk; Hillsborough County Site, National Children’s Study
    Project Period: 01/01/11 – 10/30/11
    Role: co-Investigator for the laboratory (ELISA) component of the study
    Funds: $100,000
  • Southeastern Center for Emerging and Biological Threats (SECEBT) / CDC
    Title: Development of an in-vitro model system for assessing risk of progression to severe disease among Dengue, West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis infections
    Project period: 08/1/08 - 08/31/09
    Funds: $50,000 for 1 year Role: PI.
  • ISTC (International Scientific and Technology Center), Moscow, Russia
    Collaboration with the Kazakhstan Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan (IMV MES RK)
    Title: The surveillance of new antibiotics from Kazakhstan soils actinomycetes, active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococci with multiple drug resistance
    Project period: 06/01/06 - 05/30/09
    Funds: $300,000 for 3 years Role: International Collaborator
  • Arthritis Foundation fellowship award for training student, for summer of 2003
    Project Period: 05/01/03 – 07/31/03. $3600.
  • Shriners Fellowship for post-doctoral training grant (independently acquired).
    Project Period: 07/01/01 to 06/30/03.
    Funds: $50,000 per year for two years
  1. Antonio Sarría-Santamera, Kymbat Mukhtarova, Ardak Baizhaxynova, Kaznagul Kanatova, Saule Zhumambayeva, Ainur Akilzhanova and Azliyati Azizan. Association of CYP24A1 Gene rs6127099 (A > T) Polymorphism with Lower Risk to COVID-19 Infection in Kazakhstan. Genes 2023, 14(2), 307; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes14020307
  2. Ayazhan Akhatova, Azliyati Azizan, Kuralay Atageldiyeva, Aiymkul Ashimkhanova, Aizada Marat, Yerbolat Iztleuov, Assem Suleimenova, Saikal Shamkeeva and Gulzhanat Aimagambetova. Prophylactic Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: From the Origin to the Current State. Vaccines 2022, 10(11), 1912 https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10111912
  3. Gulzhanat Aimagambetova and Azliyati Azizan. Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Past, Present and Future. Vaccines 2022, 10(9), 1398; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10091398
  4. Akhatova, A.; Chan, C.K.; Azizan, A.; Aimagambetova, G. The Efficacy of Therapeutic DNA Vaccines Expressing the Human Papillomavirus E6 and E7 Oncoproteins for Treatment of Cervical Cancer: Systematic Review. Vaccines 2022, 10, 53. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/10/1/53\
  5. Issa T, Babi A, Issanov A, Akilzhanova A, Nurgaliyeva K, Abugalieva Z, et al. (2021) Knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus infection and human papillomavirus vaccine among Kazakhstani women attending gynecological clinics. PLoS ONE 16(12): e0261203. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261203.
  6. Aisha Babi, Torgyn Issa, Alpamys Issanov, Ainur Akilzhanova, Kadisha Nurgaliyeva, Zauresh Abugalieva, Talshyn Ukybassova, Zhanibek Daribay, Saleem A. Khan, Chee Kai Chan, Azliyati Azizan, and Gulzhanat Aimagambetova. Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection among Kazakhstani women attending gynecological outpatient clinics. International Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume 109, August 2021, Pages 8-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.06.006
  7. Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Aisha Babi, Alpamys Issanov, Sholpan Akhanova, Natalya Udalova, Svetlana Koktova, Askhat Balykov, Zhanna Sattarkyzy, Zhuldyz Abakasheva, Azliyati Azizan, Chee Kai Chan and Torgyn Issa. The Distribution and Prevalence of High-Risk HPV Genotypes Other than HPV-16 and HPV-18 among Women Attending Gynecologists’ Offices in Kazakhstan. Biology 2021, 10(8), 794; August 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology10080794
  8. Torgyn Issa, Aisha Babi, Azliyati Azizan, Raushan Alibekova, Saleem A. Khan, Alpamys Issanov, Chee Kai Chan and Gulzhanat Aimagambetova. Factors associated with cervical cancer screening behaviour of women attending gynaecological clinics in Kazakhstan: A cross-sectional study. 2021. Women’s Health. Volume 17: 1–9 DOI: 10.1177/17455065211004135
  9. Diyora Abdukhakimova, Zhannur Markhametova, Saikal Shamkeeva, Ainur Zhulamanova, Lyudmila Trenozhnikova, Vladimir Berezin and Azliyati Azizan. Book Chapter 4. Published 04/2021. Characterization of Extremophilic Actinomycetes Strains as Sources of Antimicrobial Antimicrobials Agents. Methods Molecular Biology, Vol. 2296, Carlos Barreiro and Jose-Luis Barredo (Eds): Antimicrobial Therapies, Springer Protocals
  10. Ainur Zhulamanova, Zhanat Koshenov, Saikal Shamkeeva, Zhannur Markhametova, Diyora Abdukhakimova, Lyudmila Trenozhnikova, Azliyati Azizan. Extremophilic actinomycetes isolated from soil in Kazakhstan: Classification and antimicrobial activities. Publication date 2020/3. Journal Microbiology Research. Volume 11. Issue 1. Pages 11-19. Microbiology Research 2020, 11(1), 11-19 https://doi.org/10.4081/mr.2020.8356 (registering DOI)

  11. Aimagambetova, Gulzhanat, Chan, Chee Kai, Ukybassova, Talshyn;Imankulova, Balkenzhe, Balykov, Askhat, Kongrtay, Kuralay and Azizan, Azliyati. Cervical CancerScreening and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Kazakhstanand Central Asia.Journal of Medical Screening. 2020. Published online January 25, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969141320902482

  12. Mukhtar Sadykov, Azizan Azliyati, Ulan Kozhamkulov, Ainur Akilzhanov, Dauren Erezhepov, Max Salfinger, and Chee Kai Chan. Association of genetic variations in thevitamin D pathway with susceptibility to TB infection in Kazakhstan. Molecular Biology Reports https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-020-05255-3. Published online January 13, 2020

  13. Vladimir Berezin, Diyora Abdukhakimova, Lyudmila Trenozhnikova, Andrey Bogoyavlenskiy, Aizhan Turmagambetova, Alpamys Issanov & Azliyati Azizan. Antiviral activities of extremophilic actinomycetes extracts from Kazakhstan’s uniqueecosystems against influenza viruses and paramyxoviruses. Virology Journal volume 16, Article number: 150 (2019). https://doi:10.1186/s12985-019-1254-1

  14. Chee Kai Chan, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Talshyn Ukybassova, Kuralay Kongrtay, and Azliyati Azizan. Human Papillomavirus Infection and Cervical Cancer:Epidemiology, Screening, and Vaccination—Review of Current Perspectives, Journal ofOncology, vol. 2019, ArticleID 3257939, 11 pages, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/3257939.

  15. LyudmilaTrenozhnikovaand Azliyati Azizan. Discovery ofActinomycetes fromExtreme Environments with Potential to Produce Novel Antibiotics.Central AsianJournal of Global Health. (Vol 7, No 1 (2018)) ofCAJGH. https://cajgh.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cajgh/article/view/337

  16. Dmitriy Viderman, Yekaterina Khamzina, Zhannur Kaligozhin, MakhiraKhudaibergenova, Agzam Zhumadilov, Byron Crape and Azliyati Azizan. An observational case study of hospital associated infections in a criticalcare unit in Astana, Kazakhstan. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. (2018) 7:57. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-018-0350-0

  17. Gulzhanat Aimagambetovaand Azliyati Azizan. Epidemiology of HPV Infection and HPV-Related Cancers in Kazakhstan:a ReviewMay 2018Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 19(5)DOI:10.22034/APJCP.2018.19.5.1175 http://journal.waocp.org/article_62694.html

  18. Jason Ambrose, Shamala Devi Sekaranand Azliyati Azizan. Dengue Virus NS1 Protein as a Diagnostic Marker:Commercially AvailableELISAand Comparison to qRT-PCR and Serological Diagnostic Assays Currently Used by the State of Florida. Journal of Tropical Medicine. Volume 2017, Article ID 807249 https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8072491 

  19. Luiza Niyazmetova, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Nazigul Stambekova, Zaurech Abugalieva, Korlukain Seksembayeva, Syed Ali and Azliyati Azizan. (2017). Application of molecular genotyping to determine prevalence of HPV strains in Pap smear samples of Kazakhstan women. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 54: 85–88.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2016.11.410 20.    
  20. Jason H. Ambrose, Lillian M. Stark, Jazmine S.Mateus, Kelly A. Fitzpatrick and Azliyati Azizan (2016) Immunological profiles of human sera as determined by microsphere immunoassay (MIA) demonstrates that IL-10, IP-10, and MCP-1 levels are elevated in acute dengue infections. Microbiology and Virology 2(13): 29-41. 21.    
  21. Miranda D. Smith and Azliyati Azizan (2015). Current Global Status of Dengue Diagnostics. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechonology 2(2): 79-95, 2015; Article no.JABB.2015.011. https://nur.nu.edu.kz/bitstream/handle/123456789/1075/Current%20Global%20Status%2 0of%20Dengue%20Diagnostics%20Smith-Azizan%20Jan2015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y  
  22. Oluyemisi Falope, Katheryn Hanson and Azliyati Azizan (2015). Dengue and Mosquito Control Programs: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of Applied Life Sciences International 2(1): 35-48, 2015; Article no.JALSI.2015.005
    https://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/1076. 23.    
  23. Adeline S. L. Yeo, Nur Atiqah Azhar, Wanyi Yeow, C. Conover Talbot Jr., Mohammad Asif Khan, Esaki M. Shankar, Anusyah Rathakrishnan, Azliyati Azizan, Seok Mui Wang, Siew Kim Lee, Mun Yik Fong, Rishya Manikam, and Shamala Devi Sekaran. (2014). Lack of Clinical Manifestations in Asymptomatic Dengue Infection Is Attributed to Broad Down-Regulation and Selective Up-Regulation of Host Defence Response Genes. PLOS ONE. April 2014. Volume 9, Issue 4.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092240 24.    
  24. Anusyah Rathakrishnan, Benjamin Klekamp, Seok Mui Wang, Thamil Vaani Komarasamy, Santha Kumari Natkunam, Jameela Sathar, Azliyati Azizan, Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, Rishya Manikam, and Shamala Devi Sekaran (2014). Clinical and Immunological Markers of Dengue Progression in a Study Cohort from a Hyperendemic Area in Malaysia. PLOS ONE. Volume 9, Issue 4. March 2014, Volume 9, Issue 3. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092021 25.    
  25. A clinical, epidemiological and immunological characterization of a dengue cohort in a metropolitan city in Malaysia (P3027). Shamala Devi Sekaran, Anusyah Rathakrishnan, Azizan Azliyati, Jameela Sathar, Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano and Santha Kumari. A clinical, epidemiological and immunological characterization of a dengue cohort in a metropolitan city in Malaysia (P3027). J Immunol May 1, 2013, 190 (1 Supplement) 55.14. http://www.jimmunol.org/content/190/1_Supplement/55.14.short 
  26. Rahul Mhaskar,  Ricardo Izurieta,  Azliyati Azizan, Laxminarayan Rajaram, Amol Bapaye, Santosh Walujkar, and Boo Kwa (2013). Assessment of risk factors of Helicobacter pylori infection and peptic ulcer disease. Journal of Global Infectious iseases. Vol. 5 Issue 2. pp: 60-67. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703212/
  27. Jill Roberts, Lyudmila Trenozhnikova, Lylah Seaton, Ami Patel, Colton Faza, Jacqueline Whitaker, Christen Mayer and Azliyati Azizan (2013) Bacterial Growth in Media Mimicking the High Salt and Alkalinity of Extreme Kazakhstan Environments Results in Production of Antimicrobial Compounds in Soil Actinomycetes Isolated from these Extremophile Locations. Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology & Drug Research ISSN: 2050-120X. Volume: 2. Issue: 1.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.7243/2050-120X-2-14 
  28. Kurt Kesteloot, Azliyati Azizan, Richard Whitman, and Meredith Nevers (2013) Ever Changing Recreational Water Testing Alternatives.  Park Science.  Volume 29, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2012-2013. 
  29. Srivastava A, Sweat JM, Azizan A, Vesely B, Kyle DE. (2013) Real-Time PCR to Quantitate Leishmania donovani in Hamsters.   Journal of Parasitology. 2013. Vol. 99 No. 1, pp. 145-150. https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3221.1 30.    
  30. Lyudmila P. Trenozhnikova,1 Almagul K. Khasenova, Assya S. Balgimbaeva, Galina B. Fedorova, Genrikh S. Katrukha, Nina L. Tokareva, Boo H. Kwa, and Azliyati Azizan.(2012) Characterization of the Antibiotic Compound No. 70 Produced by Streptomyces sp. IMV-70.  The Scientific World Journal: Volume 2012, Article ID 594231. Published online 2012 March 12. doi:  10.1100/2012/594231.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/594231
  31. Ligia M. Cruz, Michael Allanson, Boo Kwa, Azliyati Azizan, and Ricardo Izurieta
    (2012) Morphological Changes of Ascaris spp. Eggs During Their Development Outside the Host. Journal of Parasitology: Feb 2012, Vol. 98, No. 1, pp. 63-68.
    https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2821.1
  32. Azizan, A., Fitzpatrick, K., Signarovitz, A., Tanner, R., Hernandez, H., Stark, L., and Sweat, M. (2009).  Profile of time-dependent VEGF upregulation in Human Pulmonary Endothelial Cells, HPMEC-ST1.6R infected with DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4 viruses. Virology Journal 6:49. http://www.virologyj.com/content/6/1/49.
  33. Azliyati Azizan, Mark Sweat, Carlos Espino, Jennifer Gemmer, Lillian Stark, and Deno Kazanis. Differential Proinflammatory and Angiogenesis-specific Cytokine Production in Human Pulmonary Endothelial Cells, HPMEC-ST1.6R Infected with Dengue-2 and Dengue-3 Virus. Journal of Virological Methods 138 (2006) 211-217.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2006.08.010
  34. Azliyati Azizan, Nicole Holaday and Peter Neame (2001) Post-translational processing of bovine chondromodulin-I. J Biol. Chem. 276 (26): 23632-23638.
    http://www.jbc.org/content/276/26/23632.short.
  35. Azliyati Azizan, Joanne U. Gaw, Prasanthi Govindraj, Hazel Tapp and Peter J. Neame (2000). Chondromodulin-I and pleiotrophin gene expression in bovine cartilage and epiphysis. Matrix Biology. 19(6): 521-531. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0945-053X(00)00110-4. 
  36. Peter J. Neame, Hazel Tapp, and Azliyati Azizan (1999) Cellular & Molecular Life Sciences, Review Article. Non-collagenous, non-proteoglycan macromolecules of cartilage. 55: 1327-1340.
  37. Azliyati Azizan, David Sherin, Concetta DiRusso and Paul N. Black (1999) Energetics underlying the process of long-chain fatty acid transport. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 365(2): 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1006/abbi.1999.1171.
  38. Azliyati Azizan, Yu-Sheng Cong, Ken Shain, Shih-Chang Tsai, Ya-Li Yao, Nancy Olashaw & Edward Seto (1998) Transactivation by expression of the hepatitis B Virus X protein with an inducible system. Molecular Biology Reports. 25: 231-236.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1006933629329
  39. Azliyati Azizan and R.D. Blevins (1995) Mutagenicity and antimutagenecity testing of six chemicals associated with specific spices as revealed by the Ames Salmonella mutagenicity assay. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 28(2): 248-258.
  40. Azliyati Azizan and Paul N. Black (1994). The use of TnphoA to identify genes for cell envelope proteins of Escherichia coli required for long-chain fatty acid transport. J. Bacteriology. 176(21): 6653-6662. http://jb.asm.org/content/176/21/6653.short.
  • Social Problem-Solving Project (HPV) from NURIS Commercialization of Nazarbayev University, Oct 2019
  • Teaching Award in the category of Internationalization from Nazarbayev University, November 2020
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • United Faculty of Florida

  • Florida Mosquito Control Association

  • Associate Professor 01/2021 – Present
    Department of Basic Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University Nevada
  • Associate Professor (courtesy appointment) 06/2015 – present
    College of Public Health, USF, Tampa, Florida

  • Associate Professor 01/2015 – 12/2020
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM), Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

  • Assistant Professor 08/02 – 12/2014
    Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, USF, Tampa, Florida

  • Assistant Professor (courtesy appointment) 04/02 - 01/2003
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, USF, Tampa, Florida

  • Lecturer 01/88 - 07/89
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Microbiologist 06/87 - 12/87
    Tawakal Specialist Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia