Associate Research Professor Irada Khalilova received her M.Sc. degree in Biology from Azerbaijan State University (1983), and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (division - Allergology and Immunology) from the Azerbaijan Medical University (1994). She has also had postdoctoral training in biochemistry and immunology, and then worked as Senior Research Scientist at Department of Biochemistry, Azerbaijan Medical University (2003). Until July 2014, for several years she has worked as a Research Scientist and R&D Scientist in the Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology, Otago University, New Zealand.
She joined Khazar University in September 2014 as head of Biological Sciences Department, and since October 2015 she is the director of Centre for Cell Pathology Research.
She has over 18 years of teaching experience and taught Life Sciences courses for Biological and Medical students. She has more than 20 published journal articles and 25 conference contributions (published proceedings & oral presentations).
She is chair of the International Conferences on “One Health: Problems & Solutions” in Azerbaijan and active member of the panel discussion on animal, plant, human and ecosystem health.