Bachelor of Science with honors, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1972. Master of Science, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, All India Institute Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1979.
Research scientist, Institute Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway, 1980-1987;
research scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1987-1989;
assistant professor, Kuwait U., 1989-1992;
associate professor, Kuwait U., 1992-1996;
professor, Kuwait U., since 1996;
microbiology research coordinator, Kuwait U., 1992-1996;
director graduate program, Kuwait U., since 1996. Consultant Ministry of Health, Kuwait, since 1989. MRCPath coordinator Kuwait Institute Medical Specialization, since 1997.
Inventor in field.
Reviewer of research projects Kuwait University, Kuwait, Kuwait, 1992—2002. Fellow Royal College Pathologists. Member International Immunology Society, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Khalida Khatoon Salim, April 15, 1979. Children: Fatima Salim, Nazima Salim, Musab Salim, Tayyaba Salim, Usama Salim.