Dr Zabeer Ahmed takes over as Director CSIR-IIIM Jammu
Post by RK News on Thursday, March 23, 2023
Jammu, March 22: Chief Scientist, CSIR-IIIM Jammu, Dr Zabeer Ahmed has been appointed as Director of CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu. Dr Ahmed, a native of district Poonch, was appointed for a tenure of six years following the recommendations from a search-cum-selection committee.
After taking over as Director of CSIR-IIIM Jammu, he held review meetings with scientific and administrative staff and encouraged them to take the institute to the next level of growth and excellence.
Dr Zabeer Ahmed completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Zoology at Jammu University and received his PhD in Zoology from Kashmir University. His areas of specialisation include pre-clinical drug development, diabetes and obesity research, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory disorders. He began his career at CSIR-IIIM in 1997 and held various positions before being promoted to Chief Scientist in 2021.
He has received several awards for his contributions to science and society, including the prestigious Knowledge Partnership Award from CSIR. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers and has five patents to his credit. He has also authored three books and guided seven Ph.D. and 35 postgraduate students.
During his 25-year career, Dr Ahmed has established research frontiers in metabolic disorders and rheumatoid arthritis and identified many potent leads for diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis that are currently under clinical development. He is also leading several societal programmes and extension projects at CSIR-IIIM Jammu and has been credited with securing various grants-in-aid and collaborative projects.
Dr Zabeer has held many important positions, including Head of CSIR-IIIM Srinagar Branch Laboratory and Engineering Wing of CSIR-IIIM Jammu.