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Riaz Ahmad

Name Riaz Ahmad
University Aligarh Muslim University
Country India
Position Editorial board member


Dr. Riaz Ahmad obtained his M.Sc. Zoology with specialization in Genetics, M.Phil and Ph.D. from the Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Then he was awarded Young Scientist Project from Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology and subsequently DS Kothari Fellowship from the University Grants Commission to pursue Post-Doctoral research. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department in 2009. The research in his laboratory is mainly focussed towards understanding the mechanism of liver fibrosis to apprehend cellular functions, so as to develop new and friendly derivatives for therapeutic usage. Moreover, the research on the discovery of liver proteome is targetted to determine possible fibrotic pathways and some novel biomarkers for early diagnosis of the disease. Together with some basic studies carried out earlier, the work from his lab has been published in journals of repute such as Comp Biochem Physiol (B)-Biochem & Mol Biol, Ind J Biochem Biophys, Ind J Clin Biochem, Chemico-Biol Interact, Ecotox Environ Safety, Environ Toxicol Pharmacol, J Med Biochem, Am J Biochem & Mol Biol, Pharmac Biol and Int J Biol Macromol etc. Based on his achievements, he received many prestigeous awards/fellowships such as Young Scientist (DST, CST-UP), Shakuntala Amir Chand Award, Teachers Excellence Award, Shisksha Rattan Puraskar, Health Excellence award and later BOYSCAST Fellowship to pursue research at USA. Under his direct supervision, two PhDs and two M.Phils. have been awarded. He received a number of research projects from various national funding agencies. The citations of his research work is around 375 with an H-index10 (googlescholar/28/01/2018).