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Shazib Pervaiz

Shazib Pervaiz

National University of Singapore


Shazib Pervaiz obtained his medical degree (M.B.B.S.) in 1985 from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, and his Ph.D. in 1992 from Southern Methodist University and Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX. He was a fellow in the department of Pathology and later at the Cancer Center at Harvard Medical School/MGH, Boston, MA from 1992-96. Following a short stint at Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cambridge, MA, he joined the National University of Singapore, Singapore, where he currently holds a Full Professorship in the department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He has held various leadership positions at the YLL School of Medicine, such as Vice Dean (Research and Graduate Education) and Director, National University Medical Institutes (2003- 06). Dr. Pervaiz also holds a joint professorship at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore and is a member of the Duke-NUS Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program. He is also an affiliate member of the National University Cancer Institute, NUHS, Singapore, and is a senior faculty at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering and the Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alliance. Dr. Pervaiz has also served on the scientific advisory board of Behring Diagnostics, Inc., Westwood, MA (1995-96) and more recently of AutoGenomics Inc., Carlsbad, CA and CellWorks Group Inc., San Jose, CA.

Research Interest

Cross talk between mitochondria and caspase in apoptotic signaling -Regulation of apoptosis by Reactive Oxygen Species -Regulation of death signaling by Bcl-2 family -Oncogenic signaling and reactive oxygen species -Inflammation and cancer -Photoactivation: novel modality for drug discovery