Sana Shabbir (CMMS PEEF PhD scholar)

Thesis title: Role of Interleukin-6 from Tumour Microenviroment in Invasive Lobular carcinoma


I did graduation in Biochemistry in 2017 from PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi Pakistan. For Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  I joined Comsats University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2018. I completed my Masters in 2020 and moved to Scotland same year. I joined University of Edinburgh for my doctoral studies. Currently I am doing PhD in cancer research from IGC, university of Edinburgh under the supervision of Prof Val Brunton.

In my spare time I prefer cooking. I enjoy company of elder people.

Undergraduate teaching

Demonstrator with Biology teaching Organization (BTO), University of Edinburgh.

Research summary

Investigating the role of estrogen signaling in Lobular breast cancer.


Current research interests

Cell Culturing Western Blotting RT-PCR Immunofluorescence organotypic assays Immunohistochemistry NGS

Past research interests

Expressional analysis PCR RT-PCR

 The interplay between the immune system and SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients

S Shabbir, MH RazaM ArshadMJ Khan - Archives of Virology, 2021 - Springer

Estrogen shields women from COVID-19 complications by reducing ER stress

S Shabbir, A Hafeez, MA Rafiq, MJ Khan - Medical Hypotheses, 2020 - Elsevier

High level of lactate dehydrogenase and ischaemia–reperfusion injury regulate the multiple organ dysfunction in patients with COVID-19

Aleena Ashraf, Afrose Liaquat, Sana Shabbir, Saleem Ahmed Bokhari, Zainab Tariq, Zainab Furrukh, Afraz Ahmad Raja, Muhammad Jawad Khan

European Association of cancer research (EACR)- Member

British Association of cancer research (BACR)- Member