Ahmed, A. Karim

A. Karim Ahmed


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Dr. Ahmed is the Director of International Program at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in Washington DC, where he serves on its Board of Directors. In addition, Dr Ahmed is Adjunct Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, and conducts theoretical biology research on origin of life and pre-biotic chemistry with Dr. Donald Engelman at Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Dr. Ahmed obtained a B.Sc. in Physics & Chemistry from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, and a Ph.D. in Physical Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. He conducted basic research in protein chemistry at the Biological Laboratories at Harvard University, and was a research fellow in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Ahmed was Research Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in New York City (1974-1988). He was Principal at ENVIRON Corporation in Princeton, NJ (1988-1990), and Principal at Science and Policy Associates (SPA) in Washington, DC (1992-1997). In the late 1990s, Dr. Ahmed was Deputy Director of the Health, Environment and Development program at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, DC.