Asim Rizvi, a Research Scholar at the Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University has been awarded with Prof N Islam Young Scientist Award for outstanding contribution to biomedical sciences by the Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences. The award was presented to him at a grand function held at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
The award winning research was done by Rizvi in collaboration with Professor Wang of Ohio State University, USA. The research showed that Vitamin D could lead to changes in the molecular pathways of cancer stem cells, which could possibly contribute to ending ovarian cancer.
The prize winning study was a part of Rizvi’s research work, which he has been pursuing under the supervision of Professor Imrana Naseem, Chairperson, Department of Biochemistry, AMU. His work focuses on how cancer cell metabolism is different from metabolism of normal cells.
Rizvi is the first person ever to propose and experimentally prove the idea behind the landmark research. He is also an FIRS research fellow, England and a Khorana Fellow, USA.
Rizvi is carrying out his research work in accordance with the Obama Singh Knowledge Initiative Collaboration between Aligarh Muslim University and the United States of America.