• Asma Zaidi, PhD

    • Department: Basic Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences
    Member of faculty since: 2007
    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Aligarh University, Aligarh, India, 1991
    • M.Phil in Biochemistry, Aligarh University, Aligarh, India, 1988
    • M.S. in Biochemistry, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, 1985
    • B.S. in Chemistry and Biology, Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India, 1983

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Foundations of Medicine
    • Neuroscience
    • Chemistry of the Nervous System
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biochemistry

    Research Interests

    • Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders
    • Neuronal Calcium Regulation
    • Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants
    • Lipid Raft Membrane Microdomains
    • Neuroprotective Agents


    • Reactive Oxygen Species and Aging, National Institute on Aging (Program Project), 12/2007 - 11/2012
      Project 2: Age-dependent Changes in Synaptic Raft Domains and Plasma Membrane Ca2+ -ATPase Role: Co-leader
    • Age-dependent Changes in the Cardiac Plasma Membrane Ca2+-ATPase, Kansas City Area Life Sciences , 01/2007 - 06/2008
      Role: Principal Investigator
    • Proteomic Characterization of Aging Cerebellum (RO1), National Institute on Aging , 09/2004 - 08/2009
      Role: Co-Investigator


    • Travel Award, American Federation for Aging Research, 10/2001

    Professional Affiliations

    Community Service

    • Volunteer, 09/01/2011 - 09/01/2012, Festival of Cultures

      I volunteered at the Lawrence Festival of Cultures held on Sept 16, 2012 and Sept 21, 2011, in Lawrence, KS. I was the designated photographer for the event this year. Last year I prepared posters, cooked and sold food and raised funds for charity.

    • Volunteer, 09/01/2011 - 09/01/2011, Scuola Vita Nuova School

      I organized a biosciences day for 20 eighth grade students from Scuola Vita Nuova School. They spent an afternoon in my research lab at KCUMB and did a science project on the "Efficiency of Common Antacids".

    • Social Chair, 02/01/2011 - 03/01/2012, Islamic Center of Lawrence

      I organized lectures, seminars, workshops, fundraisers, soup kitchen cooking and other social events for the Lawrence, KS community.

    Outside Interests

    • Culinary Arts: Developing Fusion Foods Cuisine
    • Designing Interior Decoration
    • Reading and Creative Writing

    Last updated on: 6/9/2014 12:52:00 PM