Dr Hyder Mir is a Post-Doctoral Scientist in Di Paola Lab at Washington University, St Louis, USA. Earlier he was working as Research Scientist and laboratory Head of Influenza Lab at Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hyder has an M-Tech and Ph.D. in Biotechnology and 10 years of expertise in Virology and Molecular Biology. His research area mainly focuses on epidemiological surveillance of Influenza and other respiratory viruses and vaccine effectiveness of flu vaccine. He also studies the biology and genetics of telomeres in relation to COPD. In addition to reviewing for many international journals, he has authored/co-authored more than 27 peer-reviewed articles with an RG score of 25. He has presented his work in various international conferences including Latvia and China and has been awarded the ESWI Young Scientist Award twice (2017 and 2021). He is a member of the Asia Pacific Alliance for Control of Influenza (APACI) and the first international scientist to receive the MENA ISN Research Award 2021.