Muhammad Zaman, Ph.D.

HHMI Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of Center on Forced Displacement, Boston University

  • Title HHMI Professor of Biomedical Engineering;
    Director of Center on Forced Displacement, Boston University
  • Office 36 Cummington St, Room 315
  • Phone (617) 358-5881
  • Education Ph.D., Chemistry – University of Chicago, 2003

Research Interests

Refugee and global health; Antimicrobial resistance; Access to healthcare in urban informal settlements and refugee camps; One Health; Mathematical Modeling of Infectious diseases in forcibly displaced communities. 

Current Research

Current research in the Zaman lab uses multi-disciplinary approaches to improve health outcomes among refugees, internally displaced persons and stateless communities. Our research approaches use computational, experimental and field-based methods, along with strong partnership with scholars and researchers on the ground to understand the dynamics of disease in complex emergencies, refugee camps and urban informal settlements. We are interested in systems level improvement of health outcomes and work with scientists, social scientists, humanists, public health professionals and policy makers. Projects include understanding antimicrobial resistance in vulnerable communities, improving medicine quality and access, and developing robust solutions for equitable access to diagnostics. We are interested in developing ethically grounded, context-appropriate approaches (methodologies, programs, technologies and policies) to improve health outcomes among these forcibly displaced communities.

Selected Recent Publications

(For a complete list, see the Zaman Lab website)

Erin L. Baker, Roger T. Bonnecaze and Muhammad H. Zaman. Multiple Particle-Tracking Microrheology Reveals that Extracellular Matrix Stiffness and Architecture Govern Intracellular Viscoelasticity. Biophysical Journal. 97 (4) 1013-21. 2009.

Mark Kness, Ge Wang and Muhammad H. ZamanRobustness of Integrin Signaling Network.Journal of Chemical Physics. 130 (23) 235103. 2009.

Tianyi Yang and Muhammad H. ZamanCell Adhesion to Nano Ligands: Effects of Ligand Size and Concentration in Solution. Langmuir, 24 (20), 1181911827, 2008.

Heiko Enderling, Nelson Alexander, Emily Clark, Lourdes Estrada, Cornelia Crooke, Jerome Jourquin, Nichole Lobdell, Muhammad H. Zaman, Alexander R.A. Anderson, and Alissa Weaver. A Cellular Automaton Model of Invadopodia-ECM Interactions. Biophysical Journal. 95(5):2203-18. 2008.

Tianyi Yang and Muhammad H. ZamanThermodynamics of Clustered and Unclustered Systems in Cell Adhesion. Chemical Physics Letters. 454.362-366. 2008.

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