Nationality : Pakistan
Position : Director Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad, Pakistan
Field of study : Virology, Clinical Research, Diagnostics, and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Yasir Waheed is working as the Director Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Islamabad, Pakistan. SZABMU is a major public sector medical university in the capital city of Pakistan and has over 22 Medical, Dental, Rehab, Nursing, and Lab Technology Colleges/Institutes under its umbrella. Dr. Yasir’s area of expertise is medical research, including virology, clinical research, and diagnostics. He has been included in the list of the top 2% highly cited researchers worldwide in the last three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022). Dr. Yasir has 70,000 citations in Google Scholar and 46,000 citations in Scopus. He is a member of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, which is a pool of the highest scientific talent in Pakistan. Dr. Yasir has published extensive research on COVID-19, including the response of different drugs/therapeutics in clinical settings including Steroids, Remdesivir, Anticoagulants, Plasmapheresis, etc. He has also published on genetic changes in different COVID-19 variants, inhibitor screening, and vaccine design. Dr. Yasir also has extensive research experience on Hepatitis including molecular biology, public health, drug response, screening high-risk population groups, and hepatitis elimination.
12022- Present: Director Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad, Pakistan 2018-2022: Associate Professor, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan 2014-2018: Assistant Professor, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan 2010-2014: Demonstrator, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan