Prof Dr Zubair Ahmed - HealthCare - Best Researcher Award 

University of Maryland - United States

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Prof Dr Zubair M. Ahmed began his academic journey with a B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1995. He continued his education, obtaining an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 1998. Dr. Ahmed completed his formal education with a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the National Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2002. His doctoral thesis focused on the "Genetic and Molecular Basis of Syndromic Deafness," under the guidance of Drs. Tayyab Husnain and Farhat Zaheer.

Professional Endeavors

Prof Dr . Ahmed embarked on a series of postgraduate training and fellowships in the field of Molecular Genetics. Notably, he served as a Pre-doctoral Fellow and later as a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rockville, MD, USA. His expertise in molecular genetics expanded through various additional trainings, including those in protein expression, cell culture, and embryonic stem cell manipulation.

Contributions and Research Focus

Throughout his career, Prof Dr . Ahmed made significant contributions to academia and research. His expertise in molecular genetics and dedication to understanding syndromic deafness marked his early research. Noteworthy is his focus on mouse embryonic stem cells manipulation and participation in transcriptome analysis workshops. His research extended to roles as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and later as an Assistant Professor in various divisions and departments at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof Dr . Ahmed garnered several honors and awards, including the NIH Fellow Award for Research Excellence, the Third World Academy of Science Prize in Biology, and the Medal of Honor (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) from the President of Pakistan. His contributions were further recognized with the Career Development Award from the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation and the Maryland Innovation Initiative Award.

Impact and Influence

With a diverse academic and professional background, Prof Dr . Ahmed's impact extends beyond research to various administrative roles. His memberships in professional societies, editorial board positions, and service on committees showcase his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering academic development.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Prof Dr . Ahmed's legacy lies in his extensive academic appointments, tenured positions, and professorships at renowned institutions. As a tenured Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he continues to contribute to the field. His role as a Senior Member of the School of Medicine Research Council reflects a commitment to shaping the future of research and education in his domain. With ongoing memberships, editorial roles, and participation in research study sections, Dr. Ahmed's influence remains impactful, with future contributions anticipated.

Notable Publication

Zubair Ahmed – HealthCare – Best Researcher Award

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