Azka was born and raised in Lahore, the 2nd largest city in Pakistan and the 26th largest city in the world. She completed her Bachelor’s in Chemistry at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2021. Her undergraduate research focused on the design and development of reduction sensitive polymer-drug conjugates for targeted delivery of anticancer therapeutics under the supervision of Dr. Basit Yameen. In August 2021, Azka joined the North Carolina State University as a Ph.D. student where she now works under the supervision of Prof. Felix N. Castellano. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalling and traveling to lakes and beaches. She’s a big believer in retail-therapy and is forever fascinated by people and their stories.
BS Chemistry Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at the Lahore University of Management Sciences 2021
Area(s) of Expertise
Azka is currently studying polymerization driven by photochemical upconversion.
- Conductive Polymers for Cardiovascular Applications , Nanoscale Engineering of Biomaterials: Properties and Applications (2022)
- Reduction-Sensitive Dextran–Paclitaxel Polymer–Drug Conjugate: Synthesis, Self-Assembly into Nanoparticles, and In Vitro Anticancer Efficacy , Bioconjugate Chemistry (2021)