Zeenat Farooq, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Farooq obtained her Ph.D. from the School of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir, India. The focus of her Ph.D. was the elucidation of protein factors that play a role in the organization and maintenance of heterochromatin and regulation of transcriptional gene silencing. She has worked actively on various aspects of epigenetics and has authored many papers in reputed journals. She moved to the University of Illinois Chicago in 2020 and studied the role of regulation of mRNA translation. Her recent work is focused on understanding the role of a novel hexokinase in altered glucose metabolism and predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Farooq has authored one book and many book chapters. She is a member of various scientific organizations and societies including the American Heart Association (AHA).