Mohd Shahid

Mohd Shahid, M.Pharm., Ph.D., is a pharmacologist/cardiovascular physiologist and an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). He obtained his Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Hamdard University, New Delhi India. He then went on to complete his Master’s in Pharmacology with the scholarship from Government of India. In 2008, he earned his Ph.D., in Pharmacology from the University of Delhi. Prior to coming to CSU, Dr. Shahid was an Instructor and Assistant in Pharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships in renal and cardiovascular diseases at the Tulane University and subsequently at Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital). Dr. Shahid’s primary research interests consist of understanding the role of macrophages in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders and exploring its translational significance. In July 2017, Dr. Shahid joined the CSU-COP as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, where he established an active research program in the field of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. His lab employs several unique mouse models such as tissue-specific conditional knockout, double mutant, and transgenic mice, as well as various state-of-the-art techniques including in situ imaging system, fluorescent microscope, siRNA-mediated gene silencing etc. The ongoing research in his lab is particularly investigating the role of macrophage-specific Immediate Early Response Gene X-1 (IEX-1) in the development of obesity, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis. Dr. Shahid is the author of several scholarly articles, viewpoint, abstracts, and online media texts. He has also delivered a number of lectures on the role of IEX-1 in hypertension and obesity, nationally and internationally. His research activities have been supported by the funding from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shahid is a member of several professional organizations including the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), and the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP). He serves as a peer reviewer for many scientific journals such as Scientific Reports, Cardiovascular Research, British Journal of Pharmacology etc. He regularly presents his scientific findings at the annual scientific sessions organized by the AHA and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). He has received several awards for his scientific contributions including the Young Investigator Award from the American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR), the Young Investigator Travel Award from the AHA, the Outstanding Research Award from the MGH, and the Shore’s fellowship from the Harvard University. Dr. Shahid is also a visiting research scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

About Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES aims at bringing the exciting world of science to a larger audience who may not have the requisite knowledge to understand complex and technical research findings as those published in conventional journal articles.

Perspectives articles are very simplified and summarized version of scientific researches. These articles tell a simple story about the research, the findings and their applications in such a manner that the article is understood by people who do not have the requisite background knowledge on the subject.