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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  • Reforming the admissions system

    February 9, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Every year, thousands of students across the nation enroll in medical schools and engineering universities. Many more thousands apply and aspire — only to be told that they are not good enough… View full article

  • Classroom: no place for guns!

    February 1, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering In the backdrop of conversations on education, arming teachers and the national discourse on security, let us start with three simple, but undeniable facts… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Educating the parents

    January 25, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering When it comes to higher education in Pakistan, two fundamental ground realities need to be appreciated… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • The lost books

    January 18, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Tromso, a city in Northern Norway, lies nearly 300km north of the Arctic Circle. With its long winter and polar nights, it is popular among those who want to see the Northern Lights… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Hazardous hospitals

    January 11, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The fundamental mission of public hospitals is pure. To provide care to the masses and to ensure that the most fundamental of human rights, access to health, is delivered regardless of any discriminatory criteria is the noblest of missions… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Shaukat Khanum in Peshawar — rising above politics

    January 4, 2016

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering Over the last two decades, in part through the Millennium Development Goals, and in part through other global efforts, the rates of infectious diseases are decreasing worldwide… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • Academia at the altar of convenience

    December 29, 2015

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering As we reflect upon on 2015 from the lens of academia, and plan for a better 2016, we have to recognise that holding on to the status quo is hardly the solution… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • The liability of higher education

    December 14, 2015

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering While the evidence to support the value of higher education for personal and human development is overwhelming, there are plenty of deeply troubling signs, where higher education in Pakistan continues to be viewed with suspicion and can even become a liability… View full article by expert […]

  • The difference between knowledge and information

    December 7, 2015

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The biggest ‘need’ identified by many of us hoping to improve the status of higher education is resources… View full article by expert Muhammad Zaman

  • The disconnected university

    November 23, 2015

    The Express Tribune By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering The fundamental mission of a modern university is two-fold. First is to disseminate knowledge in a safe and enabling environment and the second is to engage in creation of knowledge through research… View full article quoting expert Muhammad Zaman

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