Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Azra Khanum

Azra Khanum
Current Position Dean,Barani Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS) 2F Malikabad Complex, Main Murree Road (Near 6th Road) Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan Phone No. 051-4853701-2
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 02/09/1949 Year Elected 2005
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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
Dean, Barani Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS), Rawalpindi - a joint venture with Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS); Director, Institute of Natural and Management Sciences (INAM), Rawalpindi, affiliated with Sargodha University, Sargodha, 2012-2015; University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi: Research Consultant, Department of Biochemistry, 2009-2012; Dean, Faculty of Sciences, 2007-2009; Chairperson, Department of Biochemistry, 2003-2007; Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences, 1998-2003; Professor, 2002-2009; Associate Professor, 1998-2002; National Institute of Health, USA: Visiting Scientist, 1995-1997; Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam: Guest Scientist, 1993-1994; Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad: Assistant Professor, 1984-1991; Lecturer, 1979-1984; Post Doctorate, 1984-1987; Research Officer, 1977-1978; University of Karachi, Karachi and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; Research Associate, 1974-1976; University of Karachi, Karachi, 1972-1974.
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, 2008; HEC Best Teacher Award, 2001; Gold Medal, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 2003; International Fogarty Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NIH, MD, USA, 1984-1987; Consultant-TOKTEN (Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate Nationals) Program at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, sponsored by UNDP-NTP (National Talent Pool), Ministry of Labor, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis, 1997-1998.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences; Fellow, Zoological, Society of Pakistan; Fellow, Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Pakistan; Member, New York Academy of Sciences, USA; Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA; Member, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Member, Endocrine Society, USA; Member, Pakistan Botanical Society; Member, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).
Research Area
Cloning of genes in livestock and human health; Identification of antimicrobial peptides from edible/nonedible parts of vegetables for use against poultry, livestock and human health; Development of DNA-based vaccine and multiplex based diagnosis for tuberculosis.
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