Associate Professor of Pharmacology, University of Houston, USA
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Dr. Samina Salim was born and raised in India. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Aligarh Muslim University, India, she moved to the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden for post-doctoral studies and subsequently moved to the United States, and joined the University of Houston (UH) as a research faculty member, a tenure-track Assistant Professor, and later tenured Associate Professor in 2017. She leads a successful research program, focused on understanding trauma, studying racism and health disparities. She is an active researcher with over 70 publications and is an award-winning scientist, mentor, and teacher. Promoting undergraduate research is important to her. Dr. Salim was instrumental in setting up the Asghar Memorial Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship at UH. Dr. Salim is an author, a poet, an artist, and a social activist. She is the founding President of the non-profit organization AligsCare, which delivers cancer care to the underserved communities in India.