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Dr Hammad Hassan 

Group Lead

​​Salma Jahan 265.jpgDr Hammad Hassan completed his Masters in Biochemistry from the Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar in 2003. He proceeded to complete his MS in Biotechnology from the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad in 2005. 

In 2006, he was awarded Overseas PhD Scholarship to Austria by the Higher Education Commission, where he completed his PhD at the laboratory of Professor Dr Wilfried Ellmeier at the Institute of Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria in 2011. He then continued his Postdoctoral fellowship in the same laboratory till 2013. He returned to Pakistan and joined the Department of Biochemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan as Assistant Professor. 

Dr Hassan has more than 12 years of research experience in the field of molecular biology, immunology, and genetic engineering. He has published in highly reputed journals in his area of research focus and is a member of the Austrian Society of Immunology. 

Research Interests

Dr Hassan’s research interest is to understand how different immune cells contribute to the process of tissue regeneration following infections, and how these immunological factors contribute to the cellular plasticity of resident tissue cells. This issue will be particularly important for stem cell studies and regenerative medicinal therapies. 


hammad.hassan@aku.edu