Pashmina Wiqar Shah, MSc

  • Role of MRAS in blood pressure and related phenotypes in zebra fish by Knockout and Knockdown of MRAS gene.
  • Role of MRAS in B-cell function and plaque stabilization in mice.
  • In-depth study of the role of common SNPs tagging the MRAS gene at CAD risk locus.

2020 – ongoing

PhD Scholar/Researcher at Institute for Cardiogenetics (ICG), University of Lübeck


Research Associate at Human Molecular Genetics Lab, Dept. of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Project: Identification of Non-Syndromic Hearing Impairment Genes- Research Project in collaboration with National Institute of Health (NIH, USA).

2016 – 2018

Master (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology), Dept. of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Thesis dissertation: Clinical and Genetic Evaluation of Hereditary Skeletal Anomalies in Selected Families of Pakistani Origin

2014 – 2016

Bachelor (Biotechnology) – 4 Semester, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Thesis dissertation: Mapping of a Gene forming the Baseline of Hereditary Microcephaly in a Sialkot Derived Family.

2012 – 2014

Bachelor (Biowissenschaften) – 4 Semester, Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany

2010 – 2012

Abitur/ European Baccalaureate, Europäische Schule Karlsruhe, Germany


Ullah A, Ali RH, Majeed AI, Liaqat K, Shah PW, Khan B, Bilal M, Umair M, Ahmad W. A novel insertion and deletion mutation in the BHLHA9 underlies polydactyly and mesoaxial synostotic syndactyly with phalangeal reduction. Eur J Med Genet. 2019 Apr;62(4):278-281. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.08.005.

Abdullah, Shah PW, Nawaz S, Hussain S, Ullah A, Basit S, Ahmad W. A homozygous nonsense variant in DYM underlies Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome associated with ectodermal features. Mol Biol Rep. 2020 Sep 4. doi: 10.1007/s11033-020-05774-z.

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