Saima AnwarDepartment of Biology
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
In 2003 after completion of her Masters degree in Zoology, Saima Anwar joined Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology as an M Phil student.She was awarded a Gold Medal with distinction in M.Phil. After completion of M.Phil she continued her research carrier as a PhD Research Scholar under supervision of Dr S. Riazuddin. The main focus of her PhD dissertation was elucidation of Molecular Basis of Hereditary Hearing Impairment in Pakistan. She identified two novel autosomal recessive non-syndromic deafness loci (DFNB) and two genes. In addition to it she also explored mutation spectrum of two deafness causing genes SLC26A4 and PCDH15 in Pakistani population. The findings of this effort includes 16 pathogenic variants of SLC26A4 including eight novels and six novel pathogenic variants of PCDH15.
Her research interests include transcriptional cell memory during normal development and disease. To follow her research interests, she has joined the biology department as a post doctoral fellow with Dr. M. Tariq. She is currently deciphering a link between epigenetic cellular memory and cell signaling.
MSc, Molecular Biology; Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology University of the Punjab, Pakistan
M.Phil, Molecular Biology; Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology University of the Punjab, Pakistan
PhD, Molecular Biology; Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
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