Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Rabia Hussain

Rabia Hussain
Current Position Phone No. (92-21) 343 86257
Born in , British India in 08/08/1946 Year Elected 2006
Email [email protected]
University of Karachi: B.Sc (Hons) 1966; M.Sc. 1967; University of Western Ontario, Canada: PhD, 1973; MRC (Path) 1989; FRC (Path) 1997.
Positions Held
Ghulamali Hirji Professor of Microbiology, The Aga Khan University, 1990-2012; Chair, Department of Microbiology, The Aga Khan University, 1999-2003; HEC Distinguished National Professor, 2004; Visiting Professor: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London UK, 1995-2012; Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1995; AQ Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, 2004; Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Microbiology, The Aga Khan University, 1986-1990; Senior Staff Fellow, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, 1981-1985; Collaborative Researcher NIH, 1979-1981; Instructor, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1976-1979; National Research Council (USA) Research Associate, Naval Medical Research Institute, National Naval Medical Center, USA, 1973-1975; Teaching Assistant, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1970-1972; Assistant Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi, 1968-1969.
Listed in ‘Top-20 Most Influential Women in Science in the Islamic World’, Muslim-Science.Com, 2014; Lifetime Achievement Award, Pakistan Association of Pathology (Immunology), 2012; The Aga Khan University “Excellence in Research” Award, 2006; Sitara-e-Imtiaz, National award for Research/Education in Medicine, Government of Pakistan, 2005; Abdus Salaam Third World Academy of Sciences, (TWAS) Award in Basic Medical Sciences, 2000; Tamghe-e Imtiaz, National award for Research/Education in Medicine, Government of Pakistan, 1999; Rockefeller Biotechnology Fellowship, The Rockefeller Foundation, USA, 1986-1988; Berson-Yallow Award for developing a radioimmunoassay technic, American Society of Nuclear Medicine, 1980; National Research Council Associateship Award, Washington DC, 1973-1975; Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD, Government of Canada, 1969-1973; Gold Medal for First position in M.Sc, University of Karachi, 1968; Merit Scholarship for First position in B.Sc. (Hons), University of Karachi, 1966-1967.
Fellowships / Memberships
Pakistan Society of Immunology, Fellow/ Elected Patron, 2012-2017; Islamic World Academy of Sciences, 2008; Elected Council Member, International Leprosy Association, 2007 to date; Pakistan Association of Medical Sciences, 2000; The Academy of Sciences for Developing World (TWAS), Trieste Italy, 2001; Royal College of Pathologist, 1997; Member: International Basic Sciences Program of UNESCO, 2015-2018; Elected Council Member and Vice President (South and Central Asian region), TWAS, 2013-2016; Governing Body of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center, Pakistan, 1990 to date; International Leprosy Association, 1990; American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1985; American Association of Immunology, 1980; Academy of Allergy and Immunology, 1979; New York Academy of Science, 1978; Editor, Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), 2011 to date; Editor, Mycobacterial Diseases OMICS Publishing Group, 2007-2011; Associate Editor, Journal of Immunology, 1984-1986.
Research Area
Immunonology of Infectious Diseases, Biomarkers, Cytokines and Antibodies.
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