El-Nasir MA Lalani
Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Professor Lalani took up his current post as Director of the Aga Khan University – Centre for Regenerative Medicine (AKU-CRM) and stem research on 1st August, 2016. The research and academic program of the AKU-CRM are being developed in partnership with the Eli and Edythe Broad Centre of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of California, San Francisco. Prior to his current appointment Professor Lalani held the post of Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for 8 years (2008-16) at Aga Khan University.

Professor Lalani acquired his BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee and his medical degree, MBChB from the University of Edinburgh. He has been a recipient of research fellowships from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research, UK) and the Medical Research Council, UK. He attained his PhD from University College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Higher Education Academy, UK. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers, co-edited a book on prostate cancer and contributed chapters in several books.
Professor Lalani is an executive member of Asian Network of Research Resource Centers, Pakistan Medical Research Council, and past member of the Department of Health (UK) Human Tissue Authority and various research ethics committees (local, national and international). He is on the editorial board of several international journals. His research interests are in stem cell and cancer biology.