Dr Abida Raza, is leading Infectious disease work since 2001. Her career is conspicuous by excellence as a distinguished scientist,combining novel research and distinctive mentorship roles. Current research interest lies in the development
of metal and polymeric based nanoformulations and multifunctional nanotheranostic systems. Nanoparticles, because of their small size
and unique physical characteristics, may provide opportunities to bypass these shortcomings and improve bioavailability of anticancer drugs. Of special interest is using external stimuli of laser and focused ultrasound exposure to improve the delivery of NPs at tumor site for improved therapeutic efficacy and its potential in-vivo testing for therapeutic and diagnostics. Previous interests were in molecular diagnostics especially infectious diseases. She has produced 06 PhDs and 14 MPhils as Co-Supervisor. 07 PhDs are currently doing their research. Owing to her scientific contributions she has been awarded Productive Scientist of Pakistan Award for year 2012 and 2014 by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology. She promoted research in line with regional demands and established research facilities and infrastructures. She has been winner of several National and International
grants including Pak-Norway FICP grant, COMSTECH TWAS, Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Pakistan Science Foundation.