Prof. Dr. Ahmed Bilal Waqar


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Professor Dr. Ahmed Bilal Waqar, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, graduated from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, in 1998 and did his MPhil in Molecular Biology from CEMB, PU, Lahore. He was awarded MEXT scholarship from Japanese Government in 2006 to pursue PhD in Molecular Pathology from Interdisciplinary School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, Japan. During his stay in Japan he mastered in developing animal models and worked in generating transgenic and knock-out animals related to human diseases e.g atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome etc. He further gained experience in WHHL/WHHLMI rabbits which are considered as best animal model for research in hyperlipidemia and myocardial infarction. He was later offered a postdoctoral position in the same department due to his commitment and dedication. After doing his post-doctorate he moved back to Pakistan, refusing a postdoctoral position in the Cardiovascular Division of Department of Medicine at The University of Michigan, USA. 

Currently, he is the only HEC, Pakistan approved PhD supervisor in the field of Molecular Pathology. He is also an approved evaluator for National Technology Council, HEC Pakistan. His degree has been registered by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. He is a regular reviewer of multiple International, highly reputed journals such as Cardiovascular Research, Atherosclerosis, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. He is also an active member of Japanese Atherosclerotic Society (JAS) and International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS). 

His work has been regularly published globally with cumulative impact factor of more than 100. He has been invited for multiple guest lectures on both national/international fórums/conferences and has won multiple international grants for his research. He also has the credit of establishing Basic Research lab in the University of Lahore and Imperial Diagnostic and Research Center at ICBS. He has supervised many MPhil/PhD students.

He had also served as Dean, Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences for a period of 5 years and as Rector Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS) before joining University of Lahore.

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SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2014 Postdoc University of Yamanashi, Japan
2 2011 Ph.D University of Yamanashi, Japan
3 2003 M.Phil Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology
4 1998 MBBS (MD) Quaid-e-Azam Medical College

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