Nusrat Sharif, PhD
Dr. Nusrat Sharif works as a Senior Principal Scientist in the Inflammation & Immunology Research Unit of Pfizer Inc, at Cambridge, MA. She leads a team of laboratory scientists that explore the molecular mechanisms of finding durable treatments for patients with Autoimmune & Inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Intestinal bowl disease (IBD). She has earned her PhD in Molecular Immunology from City University of New York and her post-doctorate in the field of Immunology & Inflammation from Hospital for Special Surgery (Weil Medical College of Cornell University) in NY. Her breakthrough contribution to the field was to demonstrate a change in functional paradigm of interleukin 10 (IL-10), from being an anti-inflammatory cytokine to a pro-inflammatory and pathogenic role in autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). On a Jamaat level, Dr. Nusrat Sharif serves as President of the Ahmadi Women Scientists Association, USA (AWSA-USA). Locally in Boston, she serves as Lajna Vice President, as well as Taleem and Finance Secretaries.