Prof. Dr. Kazmi, Shahana Urooj
Dean-Faculty of Science

PhD (Immunology – MD – USA)
MSc (Clinical Microbiology – University of Karachi)
Field of Specialization (Immunology & Infectious
Diseases, Public Health, Diagnostic Microbiology,
Molecular Biology & Microbiome Studies)
Former VC / Pro Vice Chancellor Karachi University
Former Rector-DIHE

Dr Kazmi is a Professor and currently the Dean for the Faculty of Science and the Rector from 2014- April 2019 at the Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE). She has a rich experience of over 40 years in various strategic academic leadership position as a Pro Vice Chancellor, Acting Vice Chancellor and Head of Institutes in numerous Government and Private higher educational Institutes across Pakistan. She has also been honored with a meritorious Professorship at Woman Jinnah University.She received her Ph.D. degree in 1984 in the discipline of Microbiology and Immunology from University of Maryland, USA. Since than her relentless effort made a renowned scientist globally, where she is engaged representing Pakistan at various platforms. Her scientific achievement includes publications in numerous ISI journals, Key note speakers in local and International healthcare conference. She has trained over 92 postgraduate students whose scientific work has been exhibited around the world. She holds numerous research grants from International funding agency such as USDA, PMRC, NSRD, UGC, NRPU and others. She has developed a number diagnostic kits and drugs which have been patented and commercialized. She has keen interest in developing and implementing best practice in Biosafety and Biosecurity throughout Pakistan. She is the ambassador of American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and established the first Biosafety Association of Pakistan in 2007.