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Fazal, Zeeshan

Room # 3621
2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building

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After receiving a B.S. in Bioinformatics from the COMSATS University, Pakistan in 2009, Zeeshan received his M.S. in Bioinformatics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. He joined the Departmentent of Comparative Bioisciences, Veterinary School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in  June 2018 after working as a postdoctroal scholar at Stanford School of Medicine at Stanford University in 2017-2018. 


  • PhD (Animal Sciences); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) 
  • M.S. (Bioinformatics); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • B.S. (Bioinformatics);  Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Islamabad

Honors and Awards

  • NASA Group Achievement Award 2018 for conducting the first CubeSat biological experiment to study microgravity-induced antibiotic resistance on bacteria in support of long-term space missions.
  • Department of Animal Sciences Graduate Fellowship Award May 2017: Department of Animal Sciences and the Graduate College In recognition for the exemplary representation of the Department of Animal Sciences by graduate students at scientific meetings.
  • Two years’ fellowship from Govt. Pakistan to pursue Master of Science degree at UIUC, 2010.
  • Institute Bronze medal for B.S. Bioinformatics  2009 • 

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