Dr. Memon is recognized scholar for his research in livestock reproduction, international development, and global veterinary education.
His current work is focused on:
- Establishing breeding soundness standards for male reproduction to enhance sheep and goat production in developing countries.
- Assessing the whole-genome structure and variation of the tropical adapted Zebu cattle (Bos indicus) using dense SNP Maps.
- A project funded by the National Institute of Health researching gene therapy and neuromuscular disease in humans.
He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Sultanate of Oman and served as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development throughout Eastern Europe and Asia. He stands among a select group of Fulbright alumni to become ambassadors for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State. In recognition of his international development work, Dr. Memon received the 2012 Volunteer for Economic Growth Alliance Award.
Dr. Memon is an associate professor of Theriogenology (veterinary reproduction) in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. His international livestock research projects involve sheep and goat reproduction in Oman and Jordan and genomic research on Zebu cattle in Pakistan. His interest in global economic development and emerging markets has led him to study and publish on collaborative opportunities between China and the United States. In collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Memon participates in NIH funded myotubular myopathy disease research projects.