He is mostly attracted towards research focused at deciphering the mechanism and identifying novel therapeutic modalities for neurodegeneration and related disorders. He also works on Brain-Diabetes interphase with regards to regulation of dietary behavior, energy metabolism and its clinical implications in humans. In 2014, Faiq and his research group propounded a radical hypothesis about glaucoma proposing it to be a brain specific form of diabetes.
This hypothesis is likely to revolutionize the understanding of glaucoma and is thought to give birth to new areas in glaucoma research and treatment.
Muneeb’s brain diabetes theory of glaucoma was reported by media all over the world. Muneeb has recently been awarded the "Best Doctor of Philosophy Scholar Award" at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
He is the first Kashmiri to get this award. His research on glaucoma is widely acclaimed and considered to be extremely useful working guide for glaucoma specialists who treat children and their families with this blinding disorder.
Faiq writes about molecular medicine, physics, philosophy and mathematics.
In 2012, Muneeb propounded and put forth the "Encephalization Hypothesis of Diabetes" – a theory that explains the manifestation of diabetes primarily as a human disease. According to this hypothesis, diabetes is a peculiar and uniquely human disease with an evolutionary handcuff to increasing brain size in hominids. Muneeb and his co-workers proposed that due to certain unique aspects of human evolution, physiology, anthropology and anatomy, humans have a special predisposition for diabetes.
Muneeb has widely lectured on many areas of health sciences and has been invited as a guest speaker in many national and international conferences.
Faiq’s opinions are well respected and recognized in both scientific and philosophical communities. Martin Cohen a British philosopher and writer describes him as a contemporary scientist with interesting philosophical insights and even quotes his opinions about the contributions of great scientists of all time.