Professor Sheikh Arshad Saeed
The title of Distinguished University Professor Emeritus was conferred on Professor Sheikh Arshad Saeed, for his outstanding contributions towards the academic programmes of the University, his active role in developing a research culture at AKU along with his commitments to the institution.
Professor Saeed joined Aga Khan University as Associate Professor of Pharmacology in 1984. He has published over 250 research papers with cumulative impact factor of over 300, 2 book reviews and 238 abstracts published in international journals. He also holds the unusual distinction of being awarded nine patents from Europe and North America. In 1980, he was the first Pakistani to be elected as the Fellow of the Royal Institute of Biology. In 2001, he was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, distinguishing himself as the first AKU faculty to be conferred this prestigious Civil Award by the President of Pakistan. He retired from his position as Professor at AKU in June 2004, after twenty years of dedicated service, and became one of the founding members of the Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi.