Muhammad Zaman

Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, College of Engineering, Boston University


PhD, University of Chicago


Systems biology of cancer, cell adhesion and migration in 3D environments, cellular mechanics, applications of BME in the developing world


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 Hermann and Margaret Sokol Foundation Fellow post-doctoral fellow in cancer research at MIT. He has been a recipient of FEBS outstanding Young Investigator Award and was most recently awarded Regents Teaching Award, the highest teaching award across the entire University of Texas System of Institutions. Prof. 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.