Faiza Naz obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Maryland University College in 2016 and her Master of Public Health, Practice, and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2020. She joined the Genomic Technology Section at the NIAMS as a post-baccalaureate fellow and, since 2020, has worked as a biologist. Faiza is in charge of the daily operations of the facility and is the prime reference for all technical aspects related to single-cell RNA, ATAC, SPT, and OMICS experiments. She is an expert in library preparation methods for different NGS applications.

Scientific Publications

Single-Cell Analysis Reveals the Range of Transcriptional States of Circulating Human Neutrophils.

Wigerblad G, Cao Q, Brooks S, Naz F, Gadkari M, Jiang K, Gupta S, O'Neil L, Dell'Orso S, Kaplan MJ, Franco LM
J Immunol.
2022 Aug 15;
doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.2200154
PMID: 35858733

Sex differences in neutrophil biology modulate response to type I interferons and immunometabolism.

Gupta S, Nakabo S, Blanco LP, O'Neil LJ, Wigerblad G, Goel RR, Mistry P, Jiang K, Carmona-Rivera C, Chan DW, Wang X, Pedersen HL, Gadkari M, Howe KN, Naz F, Dell'Orso S, Hasni SA, Dempsey C, Buscetta A, Frischmeyer-Guerrerio PA, Kruszka P, Muenke M, Franco LM, Sun HW, Kaplan MJ
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
2020 Jul 14;
doi: 10.1073/pnas.2003603117
PMID: 32601182

Identification of Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells by Immunofluorescence with Pax7 and Laminin Antibodies.

Feng X, Naz F, Juan AH, Dell'Orso S, Sartorelli V
J Vis Exp.
2018 Apr 19;
doi: 10.3791/57212
PMID: 29733324

Neutrophil subsets and their gene signature associate with vascular inflammation and coronary atherosclerosis in lupus.

Carlucci PM, Purmalek MM, Dey AK, Temesgen-Oyelakin Y, Sakhardande S, Joshi AA, Lerman JB, Fike A, Davis M, Chung JH, Playford MP, Naqi M, Mistry P, Gutierrez-Cruz G, Dell'Orso S, Naz F, Salahuddin T, Natarajan B, Manna Z, Tsai WL, Gupta S, Grayson P, Teague H, Chen MY, Sun HW, Hasni S, Mehta NN, Kaplan MJ
JCI Insight.
2018 Apr 19;
pii: 99276. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.99276
PMID: 29669944

Dysregulated neutrophil responses and neutrophil extracellular trap formation and degradation in PAPA syndrome.

Mistry P, Carmona-Rivera C, Ombrello AK, Hoffmann P, Seto NL, Jones A, Stone DL, Naz F, Carlucci P, Dell'Orso S, Gutierrez-Cruz G, Sun HW, Kastner DL, Aksentijevich I, Kaplan MJ
Ann Rheum Dis.
2018 Dec;
doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213746
PMID: 30131320

Single cell analysis of adult mouse skeletal muscle stem cells in homeostatic and regenerative conditions.

Dell'Orso S, Juan AH, Ko KD, Naz F, Perovanovic J, Gutierrez-Cruz G, Feng X, Sartorelli V
2019 Apr 11;
doi: 10.1242/dev.174177
PMID: 30890574

Transcriptomic, epigenetic, and functional analyses implicate neutrophil diversity in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Mistry P, Nakabo S, O'Neil L, Goel RR, Jiang K, Carmona-Rivera C, Gupta S, Chan DW, Carlucci PM, Wang X, Naz F, Manna Z, Dey A, Mehta NN, Hasni S, Dell'Orso S, Gutierrez-Cruz G, Sun HW, Kaplan MJ
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
2019 Dec 10;
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1908576116
PMID: 31754025


University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. (2020)

University of Maryland, University College
B.S. (2016)


Research Assistant
NIH/NIAMS (2017-2020)

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
NIH/NIAMS (2016-2017)

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