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Dr Zabeer Ahmed appointed as Director CSIR- IIIM Jammu

Ziraat Times News Network


Jammu, 22 March: Dr Zabeer Ahmed, Chief Scientist at CSIR-IIIM Jammu, a local hailing from Poonch District of Jammu & Kashmir took over as Director of CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu, a National Institute of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI with its branch laboratory at Srinagar.

Pertinently, the search-cum-selection committee met in January this year and based on its recommendations, Prime Minister, as President CSIR, appointed Dr Zabeer as Director of the CSIR-IIIM Jammu for a tenure of six years.

According to a handout issued to Ziraat Times, Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, after his initial schooling from district Poonch, did his UG (1993) and PG (Zoology) in 1995 from Jammu University and Ph.D. (Zoology) in 2010 from Kashmir University. His areas of specializations include pre-clinical drug development, diabetes & obesity research, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory disorders. Dr. Zabeer started his career in 1997 at CSIR-IIIM and has held different positions till his elevation as Director. He was promoted as Chief Scientist in 2021.

He is the recipient of prestigious Knowledge Partnership Award of CSIR and visited National Center for Natural Product Research (NCNPR), School of Pharmacy, and University of Mississippi, USA under the accomplishment.

In recognition of his significant contributions towards Science and Society he was recently awarded with J&K UT Award for Excellence in Science and Technology. Dr. Zabeer has published more than 70 peer research papers including popular articles and has five patents to his credit. He has authored three books and guided 07 Ph.D. and 35 Post Graduate Students. During his illustrious 25 of his career, Dr. Zabeer has successfully established the research frontiers in metabolic disorders and rheumatoid arthritis and identified many potent leads for diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis which are currently under clinical development.

He is also leading several societal programmes and extension projects of CSIR-IIIM Jammu and has been credited with various grant-in aids and collaborative projects. He is also the Nodal Officer of the flagship initiative of Ministry of Science and Technology for establishment of two Industrial Biotech Parks in J&K UT.

For his vast experience in science and administration, he held many important positions like Head CSIR-IIIM Srinagar Branch Laboratory and Engineering wing of CSIR-IIIM Jammu. Today morning, after taking over as Director of CSIR-IIIM Jammu, he took review meetings with scientific and administrative staff of Institute and exhorted to take the Institute to next level of growth and excellence.

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