Shahid completed his MS in Biotechnology with distinction from the International Islamic University, Pakistan. He joined AKU's Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research in 2021 as a Research Associate. At the Centre, Shahid is interested in leveraging his skills to understand the mechanisms of stem cells derived exosomes and their therapeutic applications. He has previously worked on the effects of exosomes - derived from cancer cells - on immune cells proliferation. Before joining AKU-CRM, Shahid has taught and conducted research at different national and international institutes.