About Shehzad Ali
Shahzad is a visiting research scientist, under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Forde and Dr. Sharon McKenna, working on the stemness factors in pancreatic and Leukemic cancer cells and genes associated with immunogenic cell death in leukemia at the Cork Cancer Research Centre.
Theme / Team
Stemness in Cancer cells, Electroporation, Immunotherapy/autophagy, Electrochemotherapy
Leukaemia, Pancreatic cancer
Shahzad obtained his bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. He obtained a first class honours Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. Shahzad has a patent of novel recombinant thermostable endoglucanase (CelX:Pakpat:1502P-694/2015) He also served as a Research Officer at School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
In 2016, Shahzad was awarded the European 32nd cycle Leukemia Cancer Research Scholarship, and joined the Leukemia team, led by Prof. Dr. G. Saglio and Prof. D. Cilloni at San Luigi Hospital UNITO, Turin Italy. Shahzad’s research aims to study the expressional pattern of stemness factors/proteins in leukemic stem cells and their role in chemoresistance in patients.
He currently joins CCRC as a visiting research scientist under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Forde and Dr. Sharon McKenna for two years. Here his research work is focused to explore the changed expressional pattern of stemness factors in the pancreatic cell after electro-chemotherapy and to study the genes associated with immunogenic cell death in leukemia.