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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  • History: a missed opportunity

    April 25, 2016

    The Express Tribune Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Over the weekend, my family and I were invited by a German diplomat couple for an afternoon tea… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Reforming medical education

    April 19, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Pakistan is fortunate in countless ways — among them, is its good fortune that we continue to send our best and brightest to medical schools… View full article

  • Making citizens

    April 4, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering In the aftermath of continued violence, in glittery cities and dimly lit villages, lack of empathy against the poor and the marginalised, a national campaign by a group of people to deny women a fundamental right to violence-free homes, perhaps we should ask ourselves, what does […]

  • Action and inaction

    March 28, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Tragedies cannot be quantified. Sixty-nine or 400 or a third bombing in one month can never describe the magnitude of the pain, and we should not try to explain our loss through numbers. The loss of a parent, the suffering of a child, the agony of […]

  • A science mela for everyone

    March 21, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering A number of good things have happened in Pakistan on the literature front in the last few years… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Diaspora: more than the remittances

    March 15, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Annual remittances by overseas Pakistanis made upwards of $18 billion last year, as per the State Bank of Pakistan… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Don’t blame the healer

    March 7, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The manifestation of an ailing society is not just the presence of the disease itself, it is also to malign those who, against significant odds, try to cure it… View full article

  • The HEC ranking trap

    March 1, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Let me share my two strong beliefs when it comes to higher education in Pakistan… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Gender, politics and science

    February 22, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The barriers to become a leader in Pakistan are multi-dimensional… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Prediction, precision & passionate pursuit

    February 15, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering In general, the news these days is not particularly heartwarming. Reading the front page of the paper in general, and turning on the TV in particular is not what one would consider a cure for high blood pressure and depression… View full article by expert Muhammad […]

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