ACADEMIC PROFILE:

Biochemistry serves as the backbone of modern medicine and advances in biochemistry have revolutionized our understanding of life. Our department excels in imparting clinically relevant knowledge of biochemistry to future medical doctors. The department is fully equipped with teaching aids and laboratory facilities and follows an efficient teaching methodology which includes formal lectures, small group sessions and practical classes. Student participation is encouraged to make the sessions interactive and productive. Hand-on training in diagnostic biochemistry (renal function tests, liver function tests, cardiac profile, blood glucose, bone markers and urinalysis) is also provided to students. A comprehensive schedule of tests and a university standard send-up examination form the basis of performance evaluation and provide rigorous examination drill to the students.

DEPARTMENTAL STAFF:

The department is headed by Professor Dr. Syed Imran Ali Shah (MBBS, PLAB, M. Phil, DIC, Ph.D.) who graduated from King Edward Medical University, did M. Phil from University of Health Sciences and then completed his Ph.D. from the prestigious Imperial College London. He also holds several local and international certifications. He has been awarded many international honours including participation in Nobel Laureates Meeting (Germany), Research fellowship (Japan), Commonwealth scholarship (UK) and Royal reception by Queen Elizabeth to name a few. He has authored 40+ research publications in renowned high impact factor journals and presented at leading conferences in the USA and Europe. Prof. Shah is also serving as the Assistant Dean of the college. He has a keen interest in research, sports and other co-curricular activities. He is currently a member of the college research committee and presides over the college cricket and music clubs. He also holds the vice-president offices of the college sports, arts and literary societies.
> The teaching and ancillary staff at the department of biochemistry is wholeheartedly committed to teach the subject in the best possible way. All the departmental faculty members possess relevant teaching experience and/or postgraduate qualifications. The teaching staff is groomed to take up the challenging academic assignments set up by the head of department. Principal CPMC and college administration has extended complete support to us in our academic and research ventures and we are always striving to achieve our goals and set higher ones as challenges for the future.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

Establishment of research on firm grounds is a hallmark step of the department and we have shown excellent progress in this matter. Inter-departmental collaboration and student participation in these endeavours is highly encouraged.