Muhammad Zaman

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine

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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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  • Saved by the youth

    November 18, 2014

    The Epxress Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Last week, I read about a household where I happened to know a few people quite well. This family, of able-bodied adults and children, is unfortunately, not doing very well… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Misogyny and humour

    November 4, 2014

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Over the weekend, I got an opportunity to attend a mazahiya mushaira (which can be loosely translated as a ‘festival of Urdu humour poetry’). The opportunity was rare, the line-up was star-studded, and the cause was to raise funds for schools devastated by recent floods in Punjab and […]

  • Registry, health system and Ebola

    October 20, 2014

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Challenges meeting at the Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges idea, started 10 years ago by Bill and Melinda Gates, has been transformative in mobilising innovation and impact both in the public and private sectors, across the world… […]

  • Erecting more barriers for the qualified

    October 13, 2014

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Let us start with some facts. First, Pakistan has a dismal record on maternal health, with deaths around delivery amongst the highest in the world. Chronic diseases among women are also very high, despite often being underreported due to a male-dominated societal structure… View full article by […]

  • Success on either side

    September 9, 2014

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering We, in our increasingly high addiction of celebrity gossip, sometimes forget to recognise those who may not be on the cover of our favourite tabloid, but make a far more profound impression on the human frontier of knowledge. Through their dogged pursuit of knowledge and unending […]

  • Two-fold loss

    September 5, 2014

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering A few months before the 2013 general elections, a political party, with little history of election campaigning and still defining its political image and vision, created history. The said party came up with, and published an educational manifesto… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Global Responsibility for a Global Organization

    August 19, 2014

    IEEE Pulse By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering EMBS is the world’s largest community of biomedical engineers or, more appropriately, of researchers interested in biomedical engineering problems… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Muhammad Zaman wins grant for PharmChk

    August 5, 2014

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  • A Prescription for When the Cure Is Worse than the Illness

    July 29, 2014

    Frontlines (USAID) Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Imagine rummaging through your medicine cabinet for a vital prescription. Once found, you pop the lid and tap out a few pills into your palm. If you live in a country that strictly regulates pharmaceutical production and distribution, you assume the pills are safe and take them without […]

  • Where is the data?

    July 14, 2014

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Someone asked me recently, what is the population of Pakistan? 180 million — I said, with some confidence. How did I know that? Well, quite frankly, I didn’t. I guessed it based on the estimates being thrown around. The authenticity of estimates, mind you, by non-governmental organisations, […]

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