Muhammad Zaman

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
College of Engineering

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PhD, University of Chicago

Muhammad Zaman is the principal investigator of the Laboratory for Molecular & Cellular Dynamics at Boston University and a Faculty Fellow of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and was a Herman and Margaret Sokol Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow… Read more

Muhammad Zaman is the principal investigator of the Laboratory for Molecular & Cellular Dynamics at Boston University and a Faculty Fellow of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and was a Herman and Margaret Sokol Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in cancer research at MIT. He has been a recipient of the FEBS outstanding Young Investigator Award and was most recently awarded the Regents Teaching Award, the highest teaching award across the entire University of Texas System of Institutions. Professor Zaman joined BU from UT Austin in fall 2009.

Dr. Zaman’s research focuses on understanding the systems biology of tumor invasion and metastasis. The second main thrust of his research focuses on developing computational and experimental tools to improve the quality of life, education, and the practice of medicine in the developing world. He is working closely with institutions of higher learning in curriculum development and implementation. In addition, he partners with various nonprofits around the globe, in particular with the developing countries, to develop cheap, robust, and easy-to-use solutions to develop improved diagnostics in remote areas.

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  • Today and tomorrow of our children

    August 23, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “There was a time, when we talked about being concerned about the future of our children…” View full article

  • Time to reflect

    August 16, 2016

    Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “This August 14, I found myself with my family in Melbourne, where both my wife and I are visiting for research work…” View full article

  • Not another 50 years

    August 8, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Fifty-one years ago, this month, a group of 38 scientists got together at Hotel Swat in Saidu Sharif… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • The road to education

    August 2, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The road to education, both literally and figuratively, is dilapidated… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • The pineapple cannery

    July 25, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering David Asai has had a celebrated career. He is a well-known biologist and an exceptional teacher who has taught at both high-powered research universities and prominent liberal arts colleges in the US. Over the last decade, however, he has become a national leader in thinking about […]

  • No country for poor women

    July 19, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering There is no honour in murder. There is no dignity in violence. Period… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Being our own Edhi

    July 11, 2016

    The Express Tribune Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The powerful and the famous get sick, as do the weak and the nameless… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman 

  • High walls, low safety

    June 27, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering One of the most unmistakable and remarkable signs of Pakistan’s new realities in dealing with its security challenges is the changing landscape of higher education institutions… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Public service university

    June 20, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The fundamental tenets of social justice, equality and dignity are embraced by many champions of the just cause… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Misogyny: parliamentary endorsement

    June 13, 2016

    The Express Tribune Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering In an ideal world, we would learn to respect one another regardless of our gender differences or how each of us looked or spoke… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

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