Noorjahan Panjwani, PhD

Noorjahan Panjwani, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology



BS, Biochemistry, Karachi University
MS, Biochemistry, Strathclyde University
PhD, Biochemistry, Oxford University
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: South Cove 7
Laboratory: South Cove 7

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-6776
Lab Phone: 617-636-3828
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Immunology


Research Synopsis

We study the role of carbohydrate-binding proteins in pathogenic mechanisms of corneal wound healing, angiogenesis and infection. Recent studies from my laboratory have suggested that carbohydrate binding proteins, called galectins, play a role in events which mediate angiogenesis, corneal epithelial sheet migration and wound healing. We are currently investigating this area. Our goal is to delineate specific signal transduction pathways which may be modulated by galectins. In another study, we are investigating the role of a mannose-binding protein in the pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a sight-threatening corneal infection.


Lab Members

Zhiyi Cao, Senior Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research