Farhat Afrin has received her PhD from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India. She has served at the Department of Biotechnology, Hamdard University, India for 16 years. She has also worked at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA and Centre for Immunology and Infection, University of York, UK. She is a recipient of several honors including American Association of Immunologists Young Faculty Travel Grant, Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship. Her research interest is parasite immunology with emphasis on Leishmania immunotherapeutics. She has published over 55 papers in journals of international repute and is an Academic Editor, Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of several journals.