Muhammad Aslam

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
60 Prescott St.
Room 4012, Gateway Park
Worcester, MA 01605
phone: 508-831-5731

I performed my master in Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Balochistan, Pakistan and obtained my PhD from the UNESCO Center of Marine Biotechnology, Ocean University of China in 2012. My PhD thesis focused on the exploitation of marine microbes to identify novel antibiotics and killer toxin proteins and determining their mechanism of action. Supported by the Fulbright Scholar Program, I joined Prof. Argüello's lab at WPI in 2017. I am interested to investigate the roles of periplasmic protein in Cu regulation and virulence. To this end, I plan to use system biology analysis of model organisms.

Ali, I., Akbar, A., Aslam, M., Ullah, S., Anwar, M., Punnapayak, H., & Rakshit, S. K. (2016). Comparative Study of Physical Factors and Microbial Diversity of Four Man-Made Extreme Ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, 86(3):767–778.

Khan, M. N., Li, M., Mirani, Z. A., Wang, J., Lin, H., & Buzdar, M. Aslam. (2015). Broad spectrum anti-microbial compounds producing bacteria from coast of Qingdao bays. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci, 28(2), 473-482.

Buzdar, M. Aslam., Chi, Z., Wang, Q., Hua, M. X., & Chi, Z. M. (2011). Production, purification, and characterization of a novel killer toxin from Kluyveromyces siamensis against pathogenic yeast in crab. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 91(6), 1571-1579.

Hua, M. X., Chi, Z., Liu, G. L., Buzdar, M. Aslam., & Chi, Z. M. (2010). Production of a novel and cold-active anti killer toxin by Mrakia frigida 2E00797 isolated from sea sediment in Antarctica. Extremophiles, 14(6), 515-521.

Liu, G. L., Wang, K., Hua, M. X., Buzdar, M. Aslam., & Chi, Z. M. (2012). Purification and characterization of the cold-active killer toxin from the psychrotolerant yeast Mrakia frigida isolated from sea sediments in Antarctica. Process Biochemistry, 47(5), 822-827.

Wang, W., Chi, Z., Liu, G., Buzdar, M. Aslam., Chi, Z., & Gu, Q. (2009). Chemical and biological characterization of siderophore produced by the marine-derived Aureobasidium pullulans HN6. 2 and its antibacterial activity.Biometals, 22(6), 965-972.

Chi, Z., Wang, X. X., Ma, Z. C., Buzdar, M. Aslam., & Chi, Z. M. (2012). The unique role of siderophore in marine-derived Aureobasidium pullulans HN6. 2. Biometals, 25(1), 219-230.