Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Azra Khanum

Azra Khanum
Current Position Research Consultant Department of Biochemistry University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi Phone No. (92-51) 4451772
Born in , Pakistan in 02/09/1949 Year Elected 2005
Email akhanum@hotmail.com
Education
University of Karachi Karachi Pakistan MSc 1971 Quaid-e-Azam UniversityIslamabad Pakistan MPhil 1976 PhD 1982 National Institutes of HealthBethesda MD USA Post Doctorate 1984-1987
Positions Held
University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi Research Consultant Departmentof Biochemistry 2009 to 2012 Dean Faculty of Sciences 2007 to 2009Chairperson Department of Biochemistry 2003 to 2007 Chairperson Departmentof Biological Sciences 1998 to 2003 Professor since 2002 Associate Professor1998-2002 National Institutes of Health USA Visiting Scientist 1995-1997Netherlands Cancer Institute Amsterdam Gust Scientist 1993-1994 Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad Assistant Professor 1984-1991 Lecture 1979-1984Research Officer 1977-1978 University of Karachi Karachi and Quaid-e-AzamUniversity Islamabad Research Associate 1974-1976 University of KarachiKarachi 1972-1974
Awards
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz 2008 HEC Best Teacher Award 2001 Gold Medal PakistanAcademy of Sciences 2003
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences Zoological Society of PakistanMember New York Academy of Sciences American Association for theAdvancement of Sciences American Society for Biochemistry & MolecularBiology Endocrine Society USA National Geographic Society Life MemberSociety for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pakistan
Research Area
Cloning of genes to be used in livestock and human health Identification ofantimicrobial peptides from edible/non-edible parts of vegetable to be usedagainst common poultry livestock and human health Development of DNAbased vaccine and multiplex based diagnosis for tuberculosis
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