Zahida Perveen (PhD Scholar) successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Zahida Perveen defended her doctoral thesis on “Involvement of cytoplasmic dyenin light chainin apoptotic process: a differential gene expression study using in vivo and in silico approaches” on 29 January 2016. All members of the department were invited to join the defense. Dr. Asma Gul and Dr. Jamil Ahmed were external examiners in the PhD Committee.

Main focus of her work was differential gene expression analysis using mouse as model with relevance to infertility. Because of 90% similarity between mouse and human genome, she was confident to add value, by sharing her expertise gained in this aspect to treat this common problem.

During the course of her PhD studies in QAU, she published 6 papers in peer reviewed journals. Her PhD was sponsored by HEC indigenous scholarship program and she also visited Queensland institute of Medical Research Australia for carrying six month research under International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP).

Prof. Amer A. Beg from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre expressed comments on her thesis as follows:

“Ms. Parveen presents an impressive body of work that more than meets the requirement for a PhD degree. The results, discussion and figures are also well presented and of high quality”.

We congratulate Ms. Zahida and wish her full success in her career!