Kazim Husain was born in UP, India, in 1960. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry/biochemistry from Kanpur University, India in 1988. He has been certified as Diplomat American Board of Toxicology (DABT) in 2012. Since 1987, he worked as a scientist at Defense R&D Establishment, Gwalior, India. In 1994, he worked as a Research Associate at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA. From 1998 to 2002, Husain worked as a Research Instructor and a Research Assistant Professor. In 2002, he joined Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rice, USA, as an Associate Professor and was promoted to a Professor in 2006. He is mainly interested in cardiovascular, renal, and cancer pharmacology specifically in mechanisms and prevention of alcohol-induced hypertension and tissue oxidative injuries by physical conditioning; combination therapy with vitamin D analogs and angiotensin system blockade against cardiovascular and renal oxidative injury in uremia, obesity, and atherosclerosis; and cancer chemotherapy using natural vitamin E compounds. In 1997, he got the Young Scientist Award from ASIOA in pathology. Moreover, he received research grant awards from AHA, US Army, NIH, Abbott Laboratory, and NOHR. Husain is or has been a Member and the Chair/Director of LACUC, ICSC (SIU-SOM), IACUC, Toxicology Course, and Academic Senate (PSM). He is a Member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Society for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Toxicology. He has published more than 120 research papers and book chapters and is a peer reviewer of more than 30 journals.
Biography Updated on 9 June 2015