Dr. Sidra Shafique

Dr. Sidra Shafique
Ph.D, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Queens University Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Dr. Sidra Shafique is a Doctoral researcher at Queen?s University, Kingston, ON. Canada. Her research encompasses reproduction and developmental sciences with sub-specialty of teratology. She has research experience in clinical, educational and basic medical sciences. She got her Masters degree in Anatomical Sciences, at Queen?s University, Kingston, with focus on research introducing innovative methods for teaching and learning towards Developmental Anatomy. During her tenure she developed an educational resource for teaching and learning of teratology. She got her medical degree with specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Pakistan. Her clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology involved ARTs ? Assisted Reproductive Techniques, ovulatory infertility and early human pregnancy wellbeing. She proceeded towards her Clinical Research Diploma in Canada understanding preclinical and clinical aspects of Drug Development studying reproductive and embryotoxicity. She has an immense interest in knowledge translation from bench to bedside of ?Zika Virus research in pregnancy? including its placental transmission, receptors facilitating its entry and teratogenesis. Her understanding of congenital malformations caused by Zika Virus led her to related publications and projecting a novel hypothesis about the mechanism of Zika Virus may cross the placental barrier. Besides her academic and research activities, she is passionate about travelling and cares for her family.

Research Interest

Obstetrics and Gynaecology