Dr. Shahab Uddin is a Senior Scientist and Head of Molecular Pathophysiology, at Transnational Research Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. He graduated with BSc. Degree in Chemistry from the Aligarh Muslim University, India in 1982. He then received his MSc, MPhil and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 1984, 1986 and 1988 respectively. After completing his graduate degree, he joined the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA for postdoctoral training for two years (1989-1991). He worked in the area molecular biology of DNA. He joined Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, USA, and worked from April1991-1995 under Molecular Biology Training Program. He received extensive training in the molecular biology of brain hormone as well signaling mechanism of interferon in leukemia. In 1996, he joined the University of Illinois at Chicago initially as Instructor and then as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. He continued working in the area of interferon signaling. He joined the University of Chicago as Research Associate Professor and worked till 2003. In 2003, he joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, KSA, as a Scientist initially (2003-2005) and subsequently promoted to Senior Scientist (2005) and deputy director of Human Cancer Genomic Program. Dr. Shahab contributed to the establishment of Human Cancer Genomic Program at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre for translational research. Currently, he is working as Senior Scientist and Head of Molecular Pathophysiology section in interim Translational Research Institute at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
The primary research interest of Dr. Shahab is to identify dysregulated signaling molecular that are involved in survival and proliferation of malignant cells. These molecular targets, once identified, will be helpful in the prognostic marker for detection of the onset of malignancy. On the other hand, these molecules will also serve as an attractive target for targeted therapy for the treatment and management of cancer cells.
Dr. Shahab Uddin published over 190 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journal such as Journal of Biological Chemistry, PNAS, Blood, Cancer Research, Journal of Immunology, and Clinical Cancer Research. He has trained numerous postdoctoral fellows, Medical fellows, and graduate students. He has supervised numerous scientists, technicians, and students of different levels. He has served numerous scientific and administrative committees. He has been consciously reviewing manuscripts and grants proposals of international journal and agencies respectively.