Dr. Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem, Meritorious Professor Neuroscience, Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine & Drug Research, ICCBS was formerly Dean Faculty of Science and Chairperson Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi. Actively engaged in both teaching and research for over 35 years, Prof Haleem is author of a number of research publications in high impact factor journals. She has supervised number PhD students. She obtained Ph. D from British Post graduate Medical Federation, Institute of Neurology, London University; has been also granted honorary degree of D. Sc. She has been awarded Gold medal by Pakistan Academy of Sciences and is also a Fellow of the Academy. In recognition to her work for promotion of science, she has been awarded Nishan-e Zafar and Nishan-e Azmat Danish by University of Karachi, and Izaz-e- Fazeelat by the president of Pakistan. Pakistan Council for Science and Technology has declared Prof Darakhshan Haleem as one of the top scientists and the top most woman scientist of Pakistan.
Dr. Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem's research interest is focused on the Molecular and Neural Basis of Stress, Depression, Anorexia, Addiction, and Memory.