Prof. Dr. Syed Atif Raza, Professor and Head of
Pharmaceutics Section is among the senior faculty at
Punjab University College of Pharmay (PUCP). Dr Atif
did his B.Pharmacy in 1992 and M.Phil
(Pharmaceutics) in 1996 with Gold Medal from
University of the Punjab, Lahore. In 2014 he earned
his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University
of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. During his
academic career he got various National fundings,
merit scholarships, distinctions and awards. Dr Atif
has a vast administrative experience at various
levels. He has been involved in GMP, GSP and GLP
implementation practices in Pharmaceutical Industry
as per International requirement in close with DRAP
and WHO. He has more than 18 years experience of
Post-graduate teaching and research, development of
curriculum, establishment of new Departments &
Colleges, internal auditing, Director, External
Linkage and Research, member of various College
committees like time table, procurement, admissions
and etc. He played a pivotal role in bringing
Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association to
sign a MoU with Punjab University College of
Pharmacy. He is involved in a variety of industry
projects and collaborates with academic partners
within Pakistan and internationally, and is member
Board of Studies at various Pharmacy institutes. He
is the reviewer for journals and is external
examiner for Pharmacy Institutions. He has over 25
publications in multi-disciplinary journals with
high impact. He also presented his work at national
and international conferences, seminars and
workshops. Dr Atif has experience of supervising PhD
students and MPhil research projects. His area of
research is Pharmaceutical Technology,
Pharmaceutical Care and Rational use of medicine.
Before his current appointment, Dr Atif was a
Specialty Business Associate at Aventis
Pharmaceutical (Pvt.) Ltd
B.Pharm. (), M. Phil.(Pb.).R.Ph., MS (USA) Ph.D.
PROF. DR. MOHAMMAD SALEEM
B. Pharm. (), M. Phil.(Pb.).R.Ph., Ph.D.
Professor Head of the Pharmacology Section
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Saleem, Head of the Pharmacology Section, completed his B. Pharm
degree from Punjab University College of Pharmacy in 1992. He later earned an MS in
Pharmacology and Molecular Toxicology from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences at Long Island University in the USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in
Pharmacology from Punjab University College of Pharmacy, specializing in Cancer &
Inflammation. He also conducted post-graduate research at the University of Strasbourg in
He assumed the position of Professor of Pharmacology at University College of Pharmacy,
University of The Punjab Lahore in 2018. Prior to that, he held academic positions including
Professor of Pharmacology at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Associate
Professor and Chairperson of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at GC University
Faisalabad, and Assistant Professor at the University of Lahore. He also gained teaching and
research experience as a Graduate and Research Assistant at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College
of Pharmacy, Long Island University in New York, USA.
With over 25 years of experience in teaching and research, he is an HEC approved PhD
supervisor and a regular evaluator of HEC research projects. He has supervised more than 70
M.Phil. and 10 Ph.D. students and authored over 120 peer-reviewed research articles. He has
been honored with the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Scholarship award for academic achievements
in Pharmacology and the EGIDE French Scholarship award for PhD funding and research. He
has also received the Research Productivity Awards every year from 2014 to 2021 and recently
won the NRPU HEC research project worth Rs. 4.334 Million in 2022.
His research interests focus on investigating the role of natural plant extracts in cancer epigenetic
modifications and inflammation. He aims to identify new molecules with anti-cancer and anti-
inflammatory actions and elucidate the mechanisms by which phytochemicals modulate
epigenetic modifications, apoptosis induction, and gene expression in cancer cells. His research
involves various techniques such as cell culture, Elisa cell proliferation assay, DNA and RNA
extraction, Real-time PCR, Western blotting, flow cytometry, and histopathological evaluations.
The ultimate goal is to develop new drug targets in cancer and inflammation for clinical
Prof. Dr. Hamid Saeed graduated with B. Pharm from faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab in 1999, following trainings at Fazal Din Pharma plus, SERVIER Research Pharmaceuticals and Clinix Plus as a retail pharmacist and marketing officer, respectively. Later, he went on to study MPhil and PhD from University of the Punjab and University of the Southern Denmark, respectively, in the field of Stem cell technology. He subsequently joined as assistant professor at University College of Pharmacy in 2011 but left to pursue the postdoctoral research at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research, Ottawa, Canada, but later moved to School of Medicine, Stanford University on a competitive Postdoctoral fellowship to work on parathyroid hormone regulation via Gs alpha signaling and its role in calcium homeostasis, where he stayed almost a year before moving back to University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab in 2013 as Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics. While being a frequent speaker in the field, he has published more than 60 full length articles in indexed, peer-reviewed journals. His scholarly work appeared in JBMR, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, Journal of Biomedical Science, Neurobiology of Aging, Biogerontology, Current Osteoporosis Reports, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nature Scientific Reports, PlosONE, BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, BMC Health Services Research, Pharmaceutics, BMC Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Drug Metabolism and Disposition, BMC Women’s Health, Public Health, Journal of Nano-materials, Journal of Infection and Public Health, Expert Review in Anti-infective Therapy and BMJ Open. He also won New Investigator and Allied Health Professional cash awards from European Calcified and Tissue Society, UK in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Recently, he registered two clinical trials on the role of pharmacist in primary and tertiary health care to improve patient outcomes. He is also a recipient of 4.2 million PKR research grant under NRPU from HEC, Pakistan to study the clinical biomarkers of breast cancer resistance for early diagnosis and for optimal therapy selection. Currently he is working as Professor of Pharmaceutics, University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan and run his own research lab, Stem Cell and Nano-medicine Laboratory, to pursue research themes; re-purposing of drugs, identification of clinical biomarkers of improved diagnostic value, medicine prices, clinical and social pharmacy aspects of a Pakistani society.
Prof. Dr. Nasir
B.Pharm. (Pb), R.Ph.
M.Sc. (UK), Ph.D (UK)
PROF. DR. NASIR ABBAS
B. Pharm. (Pb), R.Ph.
M.Sc. (UK), Ph.D (UK)
Coordinator Postgraduate (M.Phil & Ph.D) Programs
In-charge College Admissions
| Curriculum Vitae | Publications |
Prof. Dr. Nasir Abbas is graduated in bachelor of Pharmacy
from the University of the Punjab, Lahore in 2002.
He did his Masters in Pharmaceutical Analysis from
University of the Strathclyde, Glagow, UK. He got
distinction in Masters which earned him GSK and
EastChem awards for pursuing PhD at University of
the Edinburgh. During his PhD he has got a chance to
work in world renowned facilities at GSK Stevenage,
UK and Diamond Synchrotron Radiation Facility, UK.
In 2010 he returned to Pakistan and joined Ripah
International University, Islamabad. Where, he was
actively involved in teaching and research of
undergraduate and postgraduate students. In 2013,
Dr. Nasir joined PUCP, University of the Punjab as
Assistant Professor. He is taking theory and
practical classes of Physical Pharmacy,
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Quality Management and
Pharmaceutical Technology courses at undergraduate
level. His teaching activities also extend to
postgraduate courses (M.Phil & PhD) in
Pharmaceutics. Eight students have completed their
MPhil under his supervision. Currently three PhD and
four MPhil scholars are working under his
supervision. He is coordinating postgraduate program
and In-charge of College Admissions.
His research interests include solid state studies
of Pharmaceutical compounds by various
characterization techniques such as XRD, PXRD, Raman
spectroscopy, THz spectroscopy, DSC and Infrared
spectroscopy. Formulation development is another
area of his interest. His group is working in the
field of crystal engineering, e.g.,
co-crystallization, polymorphism and amorphization
of Pharmaceutical compounds. Solubility enhancement
of poorly soluble drugs by various methods, e.g.,
solid dispersion, milling, polymorph screening and
nano technological approaches are also his areas of
research. He has expertise in crystallography at
powder and single crystal levels. Recently he has
been awarded with a research project funded by
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in the field
Professor Amjad Hussain is a dynamic professional with more than 20 years’ experience of working as
teacher, researcher (H-index 14) and professional pharmacist in university, hospital, community, and a
regulatory authority of Pakistan. He has worked at managerial positions at different institutions
including purchase officer of a teaching hospital, manager retail pharmacy, and many other
administrative responsibilities at University College of pharmacy, University of the Punjab.
He is an experienced supervisor with seven (07) PhD completed and three (03) PhD students underway
and has supervised more than ninety (90) M.Phil. students (35 as supervisor and 55 co-supervisor). He
has completed four (04) research projects, (two as Principal Investigator and two as co-investigator with
total grant of ~9.0 million rupees), under National Research Project for Universities (NRPU) scheme of
Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan). These includes: i) Novel methods of solubility
enhancement, ii) 3D printing of Pharmaceuticals iii) Drug delivery through Microneedles & iv) Co-
crystallization of drugs for solubility enhancement. He has also completed five (06) research projects
funded by University of the Punjab (worth 0.8 million rupees) on various techniques of solubility
enhancement including co-milling, solid dispersion, solubilization and centrifugal spinning.
He has published one book and more than 85 Articles (out of which 38 articles as first author or
corresponding author) in well reputed international Journals and has cumulative impact factor more
than one hundred and sixty (>160) and 500 plus citations. Majority of these articles (~60) are published
from his own research work (PhD & M.Phil.) or research supervised (both M.Phil. & PhD students).
According to HEC journal recognizing system (HJRS) 33 articles belong to highest category i.e. “W”, 18
articles belong to category “X” while 30 have the category “Y”.
His research expertise includes Formulation design, Solubility and/or dissolution rate enhancement via
Co-milling and Solid Dispersions, 3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals, Centrifugal Spinning, Electrospinning
and Crystal engineering. Other research areas of interest include Microencapsulation, Microneedle and
Transdermal drug delivery, Orally disintegrating tablets & films. He is expert in techniques including THz
spectroscopy, Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS) and thermal techniques including Differential
Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
He has research collaboration with many researchers working in international (De Montfort University,
UK, Huddersfield University, UK) and national (Bahauddin Zakariya University, GC University Faisalabad,
Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Gomal University, DI Khan, University of Peshawar)
universities. He is an active research speaker and has participated in many international (UK, Europe
~15) and national conferences (more than 45) and presented his research as a podium presentation
(more than 22) or as poster (more than 35).
Professor Amjad Hussain always welcomes scholars for postgraduate research (M.Phil, PhD or Post-doc)
Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Danish
B.Pharm. (R.Ph) M. Phil. (Pb) Ph.D (UK)
MBA. (IBA), R.Ph.
PROF. DR. ZEESHAN DANISH
B. Pharm. (R.Ph) M. Phil. (Pb), Ph.D (UK)
MBA. (IBA), R.Ph.
Professor of Pharmacy
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Danish has completed his PhD
from the top most School of Pharmacy, University of
Nottingham U.K. His work was completed with
International patent based DNA and RNA Gene
technology for Medical and Environmental
Applications. This technology was transferred to
TraceTag international, where he worked as a
technology transfer Associate and trained their
scientists as a Postdoctoral candidate in Wales
(Cardiff) U.K. He is HEC approved PhD supervisor and
also the Author of two patents and more than 25
impact factor peer reviewed publications and more
than 50 abstracts published in national and
international proceedings and conferences. He is
also the distinguished Editor of International
Journal of RNAi and Gene Silencing and Chief Editor
of the Journal of United Medical and Pharmaceutical
He has the honour to be the member of the panel of
expert on biologicals for Drug Regulatory Authority
Pakistan (DRAP). Dr. Zeeshan is serving at Punjab
University College of Pharmacy since 2004 and has
also the International teaching experience at School
of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham U.K for three
years. He is supervising PhD and M.Phil research
students in Germany, France, Malaysia and various
Local Universities. He has also been selected as a
Visiting Research fellow at City of Orlando,
Ventura, Florida, and U.S.A in 2015 to develop a
model of biotechnological product development for
clinical trial settings. His area of research
includes Nanotechnology, Advanced Drug delivery,
Gene Silencing/Gene Expression, Drug Discovery,
Aptamer therapeutics, Antibodies, Cancer
therapeutics, Vaccines, Molecular Biomarkers,
phytochemical analysis, product development and
designing Pharmaceutical/public health strategies.
He is the member of International society of
Aptamers and RNAi and Gene silencing, Royal society
of Chemicals and United Kingdome and Ireland
controlled release society and Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Furqan Hashmi Graduated in 2000, Bachelor
of Pharmacy (B. Pharmacy) from the University
College of Pharmacy (formally the Faculty of
Pharmacy), University of the Punjab, Lahore,
Pakistan. Registered as professional pharmacist with
the Punjab Pharmacy Council, Lahore. Started working
as a community pharmacist in a private organization
and later joined Children’s Hospital, Lahore.
Afterward went for master degree from the University
of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2003. He
has experience of teaching in different pharmacy
institutes and joined University College of Pharmacy
in 2007 as a contract faculty member, later was
offered a permanent position in the faculty. In
2013, he promoted as assistant professor. He area of
expertise is Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
and to date has authored 46 peer-review publications in Pakistani as well as international journals.
Recently joined University of the Punjab after completion of PhD in the field of Pharmacy Practice from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. His area of work is Pharmacoeconomics, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), Pharmacy Education and Policy, and mixed methodology design including both qualitative and quantitative reseach methods in pharmacy practice.
In addition to that he had been associated with the Pakistan Pharmacists Association (PPA) as the General Secretary.
Prof. Dr. Fatima
B.Pharm. M.Phil (I.U.B.), Ph.D, R.Ph.
Post Doc (U.K.)
PROF. DR. FATIMA RASOOL
B.Pharm. M.Phil (I.U.B.), Ph.D, R.Ph.
Post Doc (U.K.)
Dr. Fatima Rasool is working as Professor in Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore. She joined the department in 2009 as Lecturer. In 2012 she was promoted to Assistant Professor, in 2020 to Associate Professor and in 2023 to Professor. Dr. Fatima's research interest is to develop modified release dosage forms and targeted drug delivery systems, such as nanoparticles, nanoconjugates etc. Her research uses multidisciplinary approaches including computer modelling and simulation with a focus on molecular simulations as well as pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles for pre-formulation and preclinical evaluations of novel drug combinations and drug delivery systems. Currently her research focuses on phase transformations, interactions between assembled structures and how assembled structures can be perturbed.
More broader applications of her research include prediction of properties and behaviour of chemical and pharmaceutical systems, in particular drug delivery. The development of these predictive approaches enables us to predict, optimise, and/or control the macroscopic properties and behaviour of chemical/pharmaceutical systems and processes on a rational basis, thus reducing both the factorial space and experimental effort to fewer and better experiments.
Prior to joining University of the Punjab, she worked as a Hospital Pharmacist at Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. She also taught and conducted research in Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur and Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Islamabad. She was awarded Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for her Ph. D. studies. She was also nominated by HEC for the UNESCO- L'OREAL scholarship for young women in Life Sciences for the year 2009. She did Post Doctoral Research at Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom, in 2014-2015. She was also appointed as honorary/visiting faculty at Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK for this period. To her credit she holds more than 70 publications in national and international journals with impact factor. She has presented much of her research work in international conferences held in Pakistan, Brazil, America, England, Turkey, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. She earned several research grants to conduct research and travel grants from University of the Punjab and HEC for oral and poster presentation of research papers in international meetings. She has been a member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). She is HEC approved PhD supervisor and supervises many M. Phil and Ph. D. students in the department and other universities also. Other than teaching and research activities, she is also actively involved in arranging conferences, seminars and events for students' extra-curricular activities. She is incharge of performing arts society and coordinator of the postgraduate program in PUCP.
B.Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb), Ph.D (Pb), R.Ph.
DR. MUHAMMAD ISLAM
B. Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb), Ph.D (Pb), R.Ph.
| Curriculum Vitae | Publications |
Dr. Muhammad Islam did his graduation and
post-graduation – M.Phil and PhD from University of
the Punjab, Lahore. He started his teaching career
from a reputed private sector Pharmacy institute. He
joined PUCP as Lecturer and now he is working as
Assistant Professor in the subject of Pharmaceutical
Chemistry. Up till now he has 14 years of teaching
and research experience. He has already supervised
three M. Phil students and currently supervising
eight M. Phil. and two Ph.D. students. He has
published 14 research papers in well reputed
national and international journals. His areas of
interest are Organic Chemistry and Medicinal
B.Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.), Ph.D (UoK), R.Ph.
DR. SAIQA ISHTIAQ
B. Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.), Ph.D (UoK), R.Ph.
Dr. Saiqa Ishtiaq has completed her PhD in February,
University of Karachi in 2016. It is a pride and
honour that she is the first lady in Punjab who got
PhD degree in Pharmacognosy. She got her B.Pharmacy
and M.Phil (Pharmacognosy) degrees from University
of the Punjab Lahore. She is teaching Pharm-D
students since 2006 and post graduate students since
2010. She is actively involved in research and has
supervised 15 M.Phil students. Until now, she has
published 11 research papers in well reputed
International and national Journals with impact
factor. Her areas of research are the
pharmacognostic studies of medicinal plants,
evaluation of the medicinal plants biological
activities, and the isolation and characterization
of plant constituent.
B.Pharm.(PU), M. Phil. (BZU), Ph.D (UoS), R.Ph.
B. Pharm.(PU), M. Phil. (BZU), Ph.D (UoS), R.Ph.
Dr. Misbah Sultana obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy
degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore with
Gold Medal. She did her M.Phil from the same
university with high grade first division. After B.
Pharmacy, she got experience of Industrial Pharmacy
from Highnoon laboratories, Multan Road, Lahore. She
worked as Hospital Pharmacist at Lady Aitcheson
Hospital, Lahore for one year. She started her
academic career from Punjab University College of
Pharmacy (PUCP) as Lecturer on contract basis. She
became permanent faculty member in February, 2009.
She has been selected as Assistant Professor in
March 2015. She has published more than 10 research
papers in impact factor journals. She has attended
many national and international Conferences and
Seminars. She is active member of several committees
at the College and University levels. She is
President, Naat Society of PUCP, Executive Member of
Academic Staff Association (ASA) and Member Medical
Advisory Committee, University of the Punjab,
Lahore. She has recently completed her Ph.D form
University of the Punjab, Lahore. Her area for Ph.D
research is Liquid Semisolid Matrix (LSSM)
technology, Novel Drug Delivery System and Rheology
B.Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.), R.Ph
MUHAMMAD YAR RIZWAN
B. Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.), R.Ph.
Rizwan joined Punjab University College of Pharmacy,
University of the Punjab, Lahore as Lecturer in
Pharmacology in early 2000. Soon after this
position, he was selected as the Assistant
Professor. He started his teaching career from
Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur as
Lecturer before joining PUCP. He did his B.Pharm and
M.Phil Pharmacy (Pharmacology) from University of
the Punjab, Lahore. He has published several
research papers in reputed national and
international journals. His areas of research are
the Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics.
B.Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph.
DR. RUKHSANA ANWAR
B. Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph.
Anwar is B.Pharm and M.Phil (Gold Medalist) Pharmacy
(Pharmacology) from University of the Punjab,
Lahore. She was selected by Punjab Public Service
Commission as a Hospital Pharmacist and Drug
Inspector. Later on in 2002, she started her
teaching career as Lecturer at University of the
Punjab, Lahore. She was promoted as Assistant
Professor in 2007. She is keenly interested in
research, University of the Punjab granted her a
scholarship for PhD, which she did from University
Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. A couple of M.Phil and PhD
students are working under her guidelines. Dr.
Rukhsana has published several papers in
International journal with high impact factors. Her
areas of interest are: Pharmacology, Biochemical
Pharmacology, Metabolomics and Herb Drug
interactions. She is registered as member with
Pakistan Pharmacist Association, British
Pharmacological Society & Malaysian Society of
Physiology and Pharmacology.
Dr. Imran Tariq
B.Sc, B.Pharm, M.Phil, R.Ph. Ph.D.
DR. IMRAN TARIQ
B.Sc, B.Pharm, M.Phil, R.Ph. Ph.D.
Dr. Imran Tariq, joined University College of Pharmacy,
University of the Punjab, Lahore as Assistant
Professor in Pharmaceutics. Before joining PUCP, he
worked in the University of Lahore, Lahore. He did
his B. Pharmacy and M.Phil (Pharmaceutics) from
University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is keenly
interested in doing research and is actively
involved in research projects in his field of
interest. As a result, he has published about 25
papers in international Journals of good repute and
with impact factor. He also supervised several
students doing their M.Phil research at the College.
He has been given several critical responsibilities.
He is management representative of ISO 9001: 2008,
Coordinator undergraduate program and In-Charge
Postgraduate Research laboratories. He also acted as
Director Sports of the College. Currently he is on
study leave from the University of the Punjab for
pursuing his PhD from Germany
B.Pharm, M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph. Ph.D (UoS)
DR. PERVAIZ AKHTAR
B. Pharm, M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph. Ph.D(UoS)
Dr. Pervaiz Akhtar Shah did his B.Pharmacy and
M.Phil Pharmacy from University of the Punjab,
Lahore. He started his career in Pharmaceutical
sales & Marketing in an international Pharmaceutical
concern. His keen interest in teaching led him to
join Punjab University College of Pharmacy,
University of the Punjab as Lecturer. Later, he was
selected as Assistant Professor. His areas of
interest include the Formulation Design, Release
Mechanisms, Pharmacokinetics and invitro– in-vivo
correlation. He has supervised several M.Phil
students. He published a couple of good publications
in National and International Journals. He is on
study leaves to complete his PhD, which is at the
terminal stage from University of Sargodha, Sargodha
Dr. Rahat Shamim
B.Pharm., M.Phil (Gold Medalist)
MBA (Mkt), R.Ph, Ph.D(Pb.)
DR. RAHAT SHAMIM
B. Pharm., M.Phil (Gold Medalist)
MBA (Mkt), R.Ph. Ph.D(Pb.)
| Curriculum Vitae | Publications |
Rahat Shamim did her B. Pharmacy from University of
the Punjab, Lahore. She did her Masters in Business
Administration with specialization of Marketing from
Bahaudin Zakia University, Multan. She completed
M.Phil (Pharmaceutics) with getting two Gold Medals
for securing overall first position in all
disciplines of M.Phil Pharmacy. She started her
teaching career by joining PUCP as Lecture and
thereafter, selected as the Assistant Professor. She
teaches subjects like Pharmaceutics, Microbiology
and Marketing Management to the Pharm.D and M.Phil
students. She enjoys teaching because, according to
her it is an opportunity to share enthusiasm and
passion for her subject area with the students and
she finds it incredibly rewarding to watch students
develop their own ideas and grow in knowledge and
confidence. When she teaches, she aims to perpetuate
knowledge and inspire learning by creating an
atmosphere that encourages lots of interaction
between herself and the students, and between the
students themselves. She likes to make each session
as interactive as possible to engage students in the
learning process. Rahat's research interests include
new drug formulation and its design, development and
evaluation, and the qualitative and quantitative
evaluation of innovative drug delivery systems. To
satisfy her research experience and passion, she has
aended national and international conferences and
workshops. Apart from teaching and Research, she has
been assigned several managerial and administrative
responsibilities in the PUCP. She is Class Tutor, In
charge of Pharmacy Health Club, active member of the
College's Job Placement and Career Counseling Cell
and Superintendent of girl's hostel
Dr. Khalil Ur Rehman
B.Sc. (Eng), B.Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.) Ph.D. R.Ph
DR. KHALIL UR REHMAN
B.Sc. (Eng), B. Pharm., M. Phil. (Pb.) Ph.D. R.Ph.
Dr. Muhammad Khalil-ur-Rehman joined Punjab University
College of Pharmacy as B. Pharmacy student in 1999.
After graduating from University of the Punjab he
started his professional career as the practicing
Pharmacist and served community and hospital but
inspiration for teaching and research urged him to
join post-graduate degree. After getting the
post-graduation degree in Pharmacognosy from
University of the Punjab, Lahore, he joined the
teaching profession to satisfy his teaching and
research passion. Since teaching and research, both
demand more learning so he is on the way to learn
more and going Austria for PhD studies. His areas of
research interest include standardization of natural
products, screening, isolation and structure
elucidation of biologically active constituents,
stability studies, Pharmacokinetics and biological
activity-guided isolation and formulation of
standard natural drugs, Drug delivery,
Pharmaceutical dosage form development, Pharmacy
practice, Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmacotherapies
Dr. Ejaz Ali
Pharm-D, M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph, Ph.D
DR. EJAZ ALI
Pharm-D, M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph, Ph.D
Mr. Ejaz Ali has joined Punjab University College of Pharmacy as a Lecturer of Pharmaceutical Chemistry on May 16th, 2019. He is holding B.Pharmacy and M.Phil. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) degrees from University of the Punjab, Lahore. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the same University. His area of research is natural product isolation and analytical chemistry. He has used bioassay guided separation technique to isolate active constituents against Helicobacter Pylori, a causative pathogen of gastric and duodenal ulcers from natural herb.
He has seventeen years professional experience consisting of retail pharmacy, dispensing pharmacy and pharmacy teaching. He has eight years teaching experience in different pharmacy institutions including; tow years in Superior University, One year in University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and five years in Lahore Pharmacy College. During his teaching he has taught subjects including; Pharmaceutical organic chemistry, Pharmaceutical biochemistry, Pharmaceutical analysis and medicinal chemistry.
Dr. Naureen Shehzadi
Pharm-D, M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph. Ph.D(Pb.)
DR. NAUREEN SHEHZADI
Pharm-D, M. Phil. (Pb.) R.Ph. Ph.D(Pb.)
Dr. Naureen Shehzadi earned her PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry be completing thesis entitled "Analytical, Biological and Pharmacokinetics studies of a Novel Heterocyclic Chemical Entity: 5-[(4-chlorophenoxy) methyl]-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiol" in 2018 from University of the Punjab. She completed postgraduate and undergraduate degrees from the same University. During her studies, she has received a number of awards, merit scholarships and distinctions. Her most remarkable achievements include the award of Nawaz Mughal Gold Medal and Fazal Din Gold Medal from the University of the Punjab for her distinctions in M.Phil.
Before her appointment as Lecturer at Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, she was teaching at Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan. She has also worked at Department of Pharmacy, Lahore College of Women University, Lahore, Pakistan as Visiting Faculty Member and Department of Pharmacy, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan as Lecturer.
More than 27 research publications in internationally well-reputed journals with cumulative impact factor, 30.644 are on her credit. Her research interests cover several aspects across the drug discovery mainly molecular docking, bioassay-guided isolation and characterization, structure-activity relationship, in-silico, in-vitro biological and toxicity studies. She aims at creating knowledgeable leaders who have the ability to take their own decisions and rise with their community.
Dr. Abrar Ahmad
Pharm-D (Pb), M.Phil (Pb), R.Ph. Ph.D (China), Post doc (Academy of Turku, Finland)
DR. ABRAR AHMAD
Ph.D (China), Post doc (Academy of Turku, Finland)
Pharm-D (Pb), M.Phil (Pb), R.Ph.
Dr. Abrar Ahmed has started working as an Assistant Professor under IPFP program of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan from 14.11.2018 at Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan. He has earned his PhD degree from Sun Yat˗Sen University, Guangzhou China in August 2018. During PhD, Abrar has reported a novel skeleton of 2,3-seco pleiocarpamine type alkaloid possessing cyano group (Secopleiocarpamine A)
He started working as a post-doctoral researcher from 2.3.2020 at Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Åbo Akademi (ÅA) in Finland. Abrar has isolated stilbenoids as lead compounds for inhibition of TRPA1 and TRPV4 mediated pain and inflammation. Additionally he is also working with structure-based drug design by molecular modelling at the Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory Åbo Akademi (ÅA).
His research focus include extraction, isolation, structure characterization and elucidation of biosynthetic routes of many potential secondary metabolites from natural sources utilizing multiple chromatographic and analytical techniques like, HPLC, UV, IR, NMR (1D, 2D), HRESI-MS, GCMS and LC-MS.
During first year of his working at Punjab University College of Pharmacy, he earned SRGP research grant for a project entitled “Extraction, Isolation, and Characterization of Natural Alkaloids from Apocynaceae: Probing Pharmacoinformatics Guided Anti-malarial Potential” and work in close collaboration with Professor Dr. Michel Frédérich at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Medicines (CIRM), University of Liege, Belgium.
Abrar is actively involved in teaching Pharmacognosy (basic and advance) to Pharm.D students. He has published several ISI indexed research publications (SCI) in international Journals like Fitoterapia, Natural Product Research, Marine Drugs, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Phytochemistry Letters, Arabian Journal of chemistry and RSC Advances.
Conferences and Lectures
1. “Towards adaptive chemistry: bioorganic and biomedical aspects” by Professor Jean Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate 1987) (09─11─2017)
2. “The art of building small” by Professor Ben L. Feringa (Nobel laureate, Chemistry 2016) (02─11─2017)
3. “Serendipity Strikes Twice: Emergence Opens up a Whole New World of Wonders” by Professor James.Fraser Stoddart (Nobel laureate 2016, Chemistry) (11─06─2017)
4. Joint conference on Pharmaceutical Research between Sun Yat─Sen University, School of Pharmacy and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pennsylvania, USA (2015-2016)
6. First National conference on computational tools, NCP Islamabad Pakistan (April 2013)
Master of Science in Computer Sciences (MSCS), Master of Science in
Total Quality Management (MS-TQM)
working in P.U. College of Pharmacy as Incharge I.T. since
Oct 2014. Working as Head/Internal Examiner for the subject of
Computer Application in Pharmacy in P.U. Teaching Computer
Application in Pharmacy to Pharm-D students in P.U. College of
Established complete network of
computers in two different labs, network for faculty members &
administrative staff in their respective offices. He is also responsible to develop/manage college
website, hardware related problems and procurement of computer related
Worked as Network Administrator in
P.U.C.I.T from June 2014 to Oct 2014. Taught Computer Skills Course
to B.A.LL.B. Hons students in P.U. Law College. Worked as Network
Administrator in P.U. Law College from May 2005 to June 2014. Two
months internship in (D.G Khan Cement Company Pvt. Ltd.). Taught Advance
Programming Language to Post Graduate students in Govt. Islamia
College for Women (Cantt.) as visiting faculty member in the session
Mr. Abdul Jabbar
(Lab Attendant/Computer Lab Assistant)