Event date:
Mar 20 2022 8:00 am

Dr. Zaigham Shahzad joins the Department of Biology as an Associate Professor on tenure track.

Dr. Zaigham completed his PhD and MS  from  Montpellier SupAgro in France in 2010 and  2007 respectively. He has worked as postdoc in his alma mater, followed by research stints at the Glasgow University and since 2020, at the John Innes Centre which is a world renowned Centre in plant and microbial sciences. 

Dr. Zaigham is an established researcher in DNA methylation, evolutionary biology and the translation of genetic code to phenotype, especially in plants. He has several revolutionary discoveries to his credit, an article under review in The Cell which is one of the most prestigious journal in all of sciences and at least two published articles in Nature Communications. He was also the speaker for The Great French Advances in Biology Prize Lecture in 2007, where he spoke about “How plants perceive and respond to flooding”. Dr. Zaigham’s presence in Biology and SBASSE will strengthen its emphasis on plants and agriculture.