Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab
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Dr. Nousheen Zehra Zaidi

Dr. Nousheen Zehra Zaidi
In 2008, Dr. Nousheen Zaidi received her doctoral degree in biochemistry from Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany. After completing her Ph.D. training, she moved to New York City and started her postdoctoral research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There she worked from 2009 to 2010. In early 2011, Dr. Zaidi joined the Drug Discovery Group, Oncology, Johnson and Johnson (J&J;), Belgium as a postdoctoral research associate. At J&J;, she worked on a project related to tumor metabolism. In late 2012, Dr. Zaidi moved to Lahore to join the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Punjab University. Her research focuses on tumor metabolism that has emerged as one of the most exciting and dynamic fields of research for academic and industrial scientists working in cancer therapeutics. Dr. Zaidi is mainly interested in studying the role of de novo lipid synthesis pathways in cancer cell development, progression, and survival. To explore the relative importance of dietary and endogenously synthesized lipids for cancer cell progression is one of her ongoing/future projects' key aims. Currently, she is also a visiting scientist at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) (2017-2021) (Supported by Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Humboldt Foundation, 2017- 21). She is serving as a director of Cancer Research Centre (CRC) | University of the Punjab since Dec 2019.
Designation:- Director