|Biography||Dr. Syed Kashif Haleem belongs to Village Bajna, District Mansehra. He graduated in Microbiology from Hazara University and was appointed as Lecturer in the same department in 2007. He was awarded Ph.D. scholarship under the faculty development program of Hazara University in 2008. He successfully completed his PhD from University of Leicester and resumed his duties in the Department of Microbiology in 2012. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology.
During his PhD, Dr. Kashif successfully investigated the protective role of the lectin pathway recognition molecule, ficolin-A, in fighting pneumococcal infection, and successfully demonstrated the therapeutic potential of this molecule in fighting pneumococcus infection using a mouse model of Streptococcus pneumoniae. In another project, Dr. Kashif described the therapeutic potential of properdin, an alternative pathway molecule, along with his colleagues in the University of Leicester; Los Angles times covered this success in their article published in March 24, 2014 (http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-immune-system-resistant-infection-20140324-story.html).