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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  • The lessons of the camps

    January 23, 2018

    The Express Tribune Muhammad Zaman In Zahle, about an hour from Beirut, is an informal settlement of Syrian refugees… Expert quote: “Humility in recognising that engineering alone will never solve the biggest challenges of our time, and humanity in knowing that if the solution does not ease the suffering of the humans in the crosshairs […]

  • Who owns the university?

    January 9, 2018

    Express Tribune Muhammad Zaman A question that is perhaps not asked often, but is increasingly becoming an important one, is that who owns a public university in Pakistan? Expert quote: “With population bursting at the seams and an exponential rise in the number of vehicles on the road, better roads are needed for the citizens.” […]

  • No incentive to engage

    December 19, 2017

    The Express Tribune Muhammad Zaman The early 2000s saw a dramatic shift in Pakistan’s higher education sector… Expert quote: “At a time when there is a tremendous need for the universities to play a more constructive role in social cohesion, in tackling complex problems and in ensuring that their knowledge reaches beyond their gates, universities […]

  • Census, future and girls’ education

    August 29, 2017

    Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “The fact that we finally got a census done is very good news, and credit should be given to the various stakeholders for this…” View full article. 

  • Cutting the lifeline, literally

    August 22, 2017

    Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “The week where every headline was about celebrating the 70thanniversary of the birth of a new nation, an unimaginable tragedy unfolded at a government hospital in Gorakhpur, India…” View full article. 

  • Higher education for the next 70 years

    August 15, 2017

    The Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “Seventy years ago, the number of universities in the newly created Pakistan were less than a dozen, and remained inaccessible to broad sectors of society…” View full article.   

  • A civil society?

    August 8, 2017

    The Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “In 2005, the unelected president of the country told American journalists that women in Pakistan get raped to improve their chances of Canadian visas…” View full article. 

  • Maryam Mirzakhani belonged to humanity

    August 1, 2017

    Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “As I boarded my flight from Boston to Islamabad on July 14th, my heart was heavy…” View full article. 

  • The buck stops nowhere

    July 25, 2017

    Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “The driver pressed hard on the brakes and the bus jolted to a sudden stop…” View full article. 

  • Charcoal for lunch?

    July 18, 2017

    Express Tribune by Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering “A bowl full of nicely chopped pieces of coal, served with a pair of fine chopsticks…” View full article. 

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