Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Zaigham Abbas

Associate Professor
Dr. Zaigham Abbas
Dr. Zaigham Abbas is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab after completion of my PhD from University of Nottingham in 2011. During PhD he worked on the development of tools to target antigens through mannose receptor to develop vaccine against cancer. Antigen targeting through MR showed promising results to induce B cell and T cell immunity against melanoma in mice model. He supervised and currently supervising the thesis of Ph.D, MS/M.Phil, M.Sc and B.S research students covering different aspects. His research interests generally lie in cellular and molecular therapeutics. Some of his research students are working on the characterization of different aero-allergens and their clinical complications such asthma with future goals to advance into recombinant vaccines of allergy and development diagnostic devices against different local aero-allergens. Recently, he assessed the role stem cells derived conditioned media in diabetic mice wound healing and arthritic rats. Different physical, serological, histological and molecular parameters were checked to ensure the progression of the ailment and then the suppression of the disease using adipose derived stem cells conditioned media. The mice treated with ADSC-conditioned media showed significant wound closure as well as reduction in blood glucose levels of diabetic mice. Moreover ADSC-conditioned media reduce inflammation in arthritic rats. Dr Zaigham has taught the courses of Basic, Advanced Immunology, Monoclonal Antibodies, Cell and Molecular Biology at undergraduate and post graduate level.
Designation:- Associate Professor