Zeenat Bashir
Senior Lecturer


Tel: 215-898-5775
Email: bashirz@seas.upenn.edu

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Dr. Bashir is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of metabolic engineering to our academic community. In 2023, Dr. Bashir joined the Penn community after her four years as faculty at the Canisius University, New York.


Research Interests
Dr. Bashir’s interest lies in the teaching aspects in the field of biotechnology/synthetic biology, which holds immense potential for various applications. By emphasizing teaching, Dr. Bashir plays a crucial role in nurturing the next generation of biotechnologists and professionals. Her commitment to education ensures that students gain a deep understanding of the principles, techniques, and ethical considerations in biotechnology, preparing them to contribute to the field’s diverse applications.


Research Areas

Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering; Biotechnology/Synthetic Biology


Educational Background
Ph.D.: University of Nottingham (2018)


2017 School of Life Sciences University of Nottingham Travel Award for Gordon Research Conference at New Hampshire, USA
2016 Society of General Microbiology Travel Award, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2014 – 2017 Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate Studentship Award, University of Nottingham, UK


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