Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Iram Amin

Assistant Professor
Dr. Iram Amin
I have obtained my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Forensic Sciences (Virology) form CAMB, University of the Punjab in 2022 and currently, I have been working as “Assistant Professor" in Molecular Virology group of Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology(CEMB) from 2023. Previously I have served in CEMB as “Research Officer cum Lecturer form 2007 to 2023” and in Shaukat Khaum Hospital and Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore as a "Medical Technologist".
In have been working in Molecular Virology group since 2007. My major research interests are to study different viruses particularly HCV, HBV, HDV, Dengue and HIV. I have researched on Host-Virus interaction, Genome wide studies, Molecular Diagnostics, Epidemiology and Assay development for virus detection and its Genotyping. I have been the part of many funded/semi-funded research projects as a team scientist like Prime Minister Program for Hepatitis Prevention and Control in Pakistan for PCR based detection, Quantification and Genotyping of Hepatitis B and C, PCR based detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis on commercial basis.
In year 2011-2014, when Punjab was hit by the major outbreaks of Dengue Virus, I and my group had worked free of cost, on detection and serotyping of Dengue patients samples received from hospitals of every district of Punjab. I also have worked on the detection of Dengue virus in Larvae and adults Ades Mosquitoes (main vector of Dengue fever) collected from different districts of Punjab and KPK in order to predict any possible outbreak in different districts of Punjab and KPK and meanwhile published the data in some esteemed journals. Currently I am working on “Identification and comprehensive analysis of competing endogenous RNA networks in human immunodeficiency virus infection and treatment responses” as Co-PI funded by National Institute of Health, Islamabad NHCG-22/R2-60 of worth Rs.3.79 Million Rupees in year 2022.
Over all I have more than 50 research publications in National and International peer reviewed journals with Impact Factor of about 100.
I have been awarded "Performance Evaluation Awards" and "Research Incentive Awards” by University of the Punjab, continuously for the Years 2016 to 2020 and during my PhD. I have been selected for the "International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP)" by HEC-Pakistan for 6 months training in PhD in CDC-USA in year 2019.
Designation:- Assistant Professor