Dr Farhat Afrin

Dr Farhat Afrin
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah University,Saudi Arabia.


Dr. Farhat Afrin received Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India. She served Department of Biotechnology, Hamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), New Delhi, India for 16 years. She also worked at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA and Centre for Immunology and Infection, The Hull York Medical School, University of York, UK. She is a recipient of several honors including American Association of Immunologists Young Faculty Travel Grant, Commonwealth Academic Staff fellowship, Department of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship and has handled few research projects. Her research interest is microbial immunology with emphasis on immunotherapeutics. She has published over 55 papers in Journals of International repute and is an Academic/Associate Editor, Editorial Board member and Reviewer of several Journals and Editor of few books. Presently, she is serving in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia since the last three years.

Research Interest

1. Prophylactic and therapeutic interventions of experimental leishmaniasis and other microbial infections using herbal formulations, nanoparticles, dendritic cell and DNA vaccines. 2. Molecular mechanisms of cell signaling in infectious diseases including leishmaniasis, role of Treg cells and inflammasomes 3. In silico approach for drug target identification