The Khan et al. 7:1444-1448, (2011) article is featured on the cover page of the July issue of the journal "Ophthalmology".
After obtaining an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Peshawar, I worked as a Scientific Officer at the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan. I then proceeded to USA to work towards my Ph.D in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA.
During my stay in the US I worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Biochemistry, University of North Texas and as a Research Associate at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. After completing my Ph.D. I came back to Pakistan and joined Dr. A. Q. Khan Research Laboratories as a Senior Scientific Officer and was subsequently promoted to the position of Principal Scientific Officer. From 1998 to 2001 I worked for a while, with Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK in the lab of Prof. E.M. Southern. In 2002 I joined Shifa College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and in 2003 was promoted to the post of Associate Professor & also appointed as the Director of PCR Labs. .....Read more
A complex microcephaly syndrome in a Pakistani family associated with a novel missense mutation in RBBP8 and a heterozygous deletion in NRXN1.
Agha, Z., Iqbal, Z., Azam, M., Siddique, M., Willemse, M.H., Kleefstra, T., Zweier, C., de Leeuw, N., Qamar, R. and van Bokhoven, H.
Gene, 538:331-345 (2014).
“Ophthalmogenetic Screening of Pakistani Patients”.
In the year 2005 the lab of Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, T.I. started working on Ophthalmogenetics of Pakistani patients with emphasis on the screening of monogenic and multifactorial eye diseases. Since then the lab has been conducting genetic analysis of non-syndromic and syndromic retinal dystrophies, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, keratoconus and diabetic retinopathy in Pakistani patients.
Research, Innovation and Commercialization: Innovation of thought; the Way to Economic Prosperity". 2nd Looking Ahead Forum
Organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan, 18th-20th August, 2013.
Workshop on Ethics at the 19th International Psychiatric Conference
Organized by Pakistan Psychiatry Society, Islamabad, Pakistan, 28th-30th December, 2012.