Muhammad Zaman, PhD
Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Dept of Biomedical Engineering

PhD, University of Chicago
MS, University of Chicago



Muhammad Zaman is a Professor in the College of Engineering and the principal investigator of the Laboratory for Molecular & Cellular Dynamics at Boston University and a Faculty Fellow of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and was a Herman and Margaret Sokol Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in cancer research at MIT. He has been a recipient of the FEBS outstanding Young Investigator Award and was most recently awarded the Regents Teaching Award, the highest teaching award across the entire University of Texas System of Institutions. Professor Zaman joined BU from UT Austin in fall 2009.

Dr. Zaman’s research focuses on understanding the systems biology of tumor invasion and metastasis. The second main thrust of his research focuses on developing computational and experimental tools to improve the quality of life, education, and the practice of medicine in the developing world. He is working closely with institutions of higher learning in curriculum development and implementation. In addition, he partners with various nonprofits around the globe, in particular with the developing countries, to develop cheap, robust, and easy-to-use solutions to develop improved diagnostics in remote areas.

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Boston University College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences



2018 Rice 360 Inspiration Award
2015 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering: Fellow
2014 Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society: Fellow
2013 IEEE: Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award
2013 IEEE-EMBS: Early Career Achievement Award


Fellowship in Quality of Medical Products at Boston University
05/08/2018 - 05/07/2020 (PI)
United States Pharmacopeial Convention

New Awards for Science Education to HHMI Professors
09/01/2014 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


PharmaChk: Substandard and Counterfeit Medicines Rapid Detection and Screening Platform
04/13/2015 - 04/12/2019 (PI)
U.S. Agency for International Development
AID-OAA-A-15-00029

Modeling Bi-Directional Signaling and Cytoskeletal Dynamics in 3D Cell Migration
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5U01CA177799-05

Co-artem testing on PharmaChk
01/04/2017 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
Novartis Pharma AG


Aptamer development partnership
10/03/2016 - 09/25/2018 (PI)
GlaxoSmithKline Research & Development Limited


Epithelial layer jamming in cancer cell migration
09/23/2015 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH NCI
5U01CA202123-03

Physics of Collective Cellular Migration in Lung Health and Disease
08/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH NHLBI
5P01HL120839-04

Implementation of PharmaCheck to assure the quality of IMCI drugs in Indonesia
09/01/2014 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Center for Health Research, Universitas Indonesia USAID


Center for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for the Future of Cancer Care
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017 (SP Co-PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Catherine M. Klapperich, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
5U54EB015403-04

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Modeling bi-directional signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics in 3D cell migrations 5U01CA177799-05 14
2016 Modeling bi-directional signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics in 3D cell migrations 4U01CA177799-04 14
2015 Modeling bi-directional signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics in 3D cell migrations 5U01CA177799-03 14
2014 Modeling bi-directional signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics in 3D cell migrations 5U01CA177799-02 14
2013 Modeling bi-directional signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics in 3D cell migrations 1U01CA177799-01 14
2011 Quantitative Analysis of Tumor Cell Migration in Three Dimensioinal Matrices 5R01CA132633-05 18
2010 Quantitative Analysis of Tumor Cell Migration in Three Dimensioinal Matrices 5R01CA132633-04 18
2010 Quantitative Analysis of Tumor Cell Migration in Three Dimensioinal Matrices 3R01CA132633-04S1 18
2009 Quantitative Analysis of Tumor Cell Migration in Three Dimensioinal Matrices 7R01CA132633-03 18
2009 Quantitative Analysis of Tumor Cell Migration in Three Dimensioinal Matrices 3R01CA132633-03S1 18
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Andasari V, Lü D, Swat M, Feng S, Spill F, Chen L, Luo X, Zaman M, Long M. Computational model of wound healing: EGF secreted by fibroblasts promotes delayed re-epithelialization of epithelial keratinocytes. Integr Biol (Camb). 2018 Sep 12. PMID: 30206629.
     
  2. Acevedo AJ, Holt RG, Desai D, Zaman MH. Small volume method for drug release screening using ultrasonic agitation. Analyst. 2018 Sep 07. PMID: 30191216.
     
  3. Weinstein ZB, Kuru N, Kiriakov S, Palmer AC, Khalil AS, Clemons PA, Zaman MH, Roth FP, Cokol M. Modeling the impact of drug interactions on therapeutic selectivity. Nat Commun. 2018 Aug 27; 9(1):3452.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30150706.
     
  4. Nadkarni D, Gravelyn S, Brova M, Rashid S, Yee R, Guttieres D, Clifford K, Desai D, Zaman M. Modeling patient access to therapeutic oxytocin in Zanzibar, Tanzania. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Aug 17; 18(1):645. PMID: 30119630.
     
  5. Reynolds DS, Bougher KM, Letendre JH, Fitzgerald SF, Gisladottir UO, Grinstaff MW, Zaman MH. Mechanical confinement via a PEG/Collagen interpenetrating network inhibits behavior characteristic of malignant cells in the triple negative breast cancer cell line MDA.MB.231. Acta Biomater. 2018 Sep 01; 77:85-95.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30030173.
     
  6. Li R, Serrano JC, Xing H, Lee TA, Azizgolshani H, Zaman M, Kamm RD. Interstitial flow promotes macrophage polarization toward an M2 phenotype. Mol Biol Cell. 2018 Aug 08; 29(16):1927-1940. PMID: 29995595.
     
  7. Seager RJ, Acevedo AJ, Spill F, Zaman MH. Solid dissolution in a fluid solvent is characterized by the interplay of surface area-dependent diffusion and physical fragmentation. Sci Rep. 2018 May 16; 8(1):7711. PMID: 29769553.
     
  8. Kim JE, Reynolds DS, Zaman MH, Mak M. Characterization of the mechanical properties of cancer cells in 3D matrices in response to collagen concentration and cytoskeletal inhibitors. Integr Biol (Camb). 2018 Apr 23; 10(4):232-241. PMID: 29620778.
     
  9. Nadkarni D, Elhajj I, Dawy Z, Ghattas H, Zaman MH. Examining the need & potential for biomedical engineering to strengthen health care delivery for displaced populations & victims of conflict. Confl Health. 2017; 11:20. PMID: 29118849.
     
  10. Reynolds DS, Tevis KM, Blessing WA, Colson YL, Zaman MH, Grinstaff MW. Breast Cancer Spheroids Reveal a Differential Cancer Stem Cell Response to Chemotherapeutic Treatment. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 04; 7(1):10382.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28871147.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 94 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2016

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Systems Biology of Cancer
Cell Adhesion and Migration in 3D environments
Cellular Mechanics
Applications of BME in the developing world
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