As a UCF college of Medicine pathology professor, Dr. Mujtaba Husain’s specialty is using cells to diagnose disease. In addition, he has joined Dr. Andrew Payer to help create a unique Anatomy Lab curriculum at the medical school, where first-year medical students act as detectives to determine the cause of death of their first patient, a cadaver. Dr. Husain also practices what he teaches. Faced with health issues related to a sedentary lifestyle, he took up running and is now a mountain climber.
UCF Today recently featured Dr. Husain in its weekly “Meet” Q and A that features interesting university faculty members. In the piece, Dr. Husain talks about his passion for science, medicine and fitness.