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Dr. Muhammad Shahzad

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Brief Biography:

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad   
Department of Pharmacology, University of Health Sciences, Khyaban-e-Jamia Punjab, Lahore-54600, Pakistan
Tel (Off): +92 (42) 9231304-09 ext 360
Mob:       +92 (334) 6061838

E-mail:     shahzad912@hotmail.com

Summary of Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry  & Molecular Biology), 2005 – 2008, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  • M.Sc (Honors) in Pharmacology, 2002-2004, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • B.V.Sc, 1998-2002, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • HSSC (Higher Secondary School Certificate), 1996-1998, Air Base Inter College, Sargodha, Federal Board of Education, Pakistan
  • SSC (Secondary School Certificate), 1994-1996, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Sargodha, Pakistan

Experience in Techniques

  • Animal Models (Disease models)
  • Biochemical Analysis of Clinical (Biological) Specimens
  •  Separation and Structure Identification Techniques (Gas Liquid Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Spectrophotometery, Flow Cytometry)
  • Protein Separation and Purification Techniques (Gel-filtration, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting)
  • Molecular Searching & Diagnosis Techniques (Genomic DNA Isolation, Restriction Enzyme Digestion of DNA, Isolation of total RNA from Tissue, Reverse Transcription, Polymerase Chain Reaction “PCR”, Gene cloning, Southern blotting, Northern blotting, ELISA)
    • Tissue/Cell Culture. 


  • Principal Investigator of Project titled “Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) and Methylprednisolone on the mice Model of Allergic Airway Inflammation” funded by Pakistan Science Foundation in 2010.
  •  Co-PI in the project titled “Comparative Toxic Effects of Edible Oil Derived from Insecticide Treated and Genetically Modified Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) on the Fertility of Female Rats” accepter by Pakistan Science Foundation in 2011.


  • Effect of cashew nut shell liquid (Anacardium occidentale) on DMBA induced mammary gland tumours of female sprague-dawley rats
  • Immune-modulatory role of Aloe vera in the rat model of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Comparative toxic effects of edible oil derived from insecticide treated and genetically modified cotton (Gossypium hirsutum l.) on the fertility of female rats
  • Cichorium intybus possess preventive and therapeutic properties against renal stones formation in rat kidneys
  • Comparison of the effects of Nigella sativa and standard drugs (metronidazole and cefadroxil) in periodontal and periapical lesions of oral cavity
  • Extract of Ficus carica leaves have nephroprotective effect on paracetamol induced renal toxicity
  • Effect of Date Palm Pollen (DPP) on the spermatogenesis of prepubertal albino rats
  • Effect of Azadiracta indica (Neem) and its comparison with amoxicillin in periodontitis induced rabbit model.


  • Higher Education Commission Pakistan  for Overseas PhD program 2008
  • Pakistan Science Foundation 2010


  1. Muhammad Shahzad, Xudong Yang, Raza Asim M B.  Black seed oil ameliorates allergic airway inflammation by inhibiting T-cell proliferation in rats. Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, (2009);22(1): 37-43.
  2. Congshan Jiang, Muhammad Shahzad, Liesu Meng. Housekeeping gene stability in pristane induced arthritis and antigen induced pulmonary inflammation of rats. Inflammation Research, 2009 Sep;58(9):601-9.
  3. Xudong Yang, Qingzhu Sun, M. B. Raza Asim, Xiaogang Jiang, Bo Zhong, Muhammad Shahzad, Fujun hang, Yan Han, and Shemin Lu. Nitric Oxide in Both Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid and Serum Is Associated With Pathogenesis and Severity of Antigen-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation in Rats. Journal of Asthma, 2010 Mar;47(2):135-44
  4. Zhong Bo, Wang Huilian, Muhammad Shahzad, Ning Qilan, Han Yan, Yang Xudong, Zhan fujun, Lu Shemin. Identification of differentially expressed genes in rat asthma model by suppression subtractive hybridization technology. J Zhejiang Unin. (Medical Sci), 2009, 38 (4) : 362-369.
  5. M. Usman Tahir, Salma Iqbal Naik, Salma Rehman and Muhammad Shahzad. A quantitative analysis for the toxic pesticide residues in marketed fruits and vegetables in Lahore, Pakistan. Biomedica 2009, 25: 171-174.
  6. I. Javed, Muhammad Shahzad. Effect of dipyrone on the renal clearance and urinary excretion of norfloxacin in sheep. Pakistan vet. Journal, 2005, 25 (4).
  7. Raza Asim M B, Muhammad Shahzad, Xudong Yang. Suppressive effect of black seed oil on ovalbumin induced acute lung remodelling E3 rats. Swiss Med Wkly.2010;140:w13128.
  8. Soban Sadiq, Abdul Hannan Nagi, Muhammad Shahzad, Azam Zia. Reno Protective Effect of Aqueous Extract of Carum carvi (Black Zeera) seeds on Streptozotocin induced Diabetic Nephropathy in Rodents. Saudi J of Kidney Dis and Transplantation. 2010;21(6):1058-1065
  9.  Khizar Hayat, Xudong Yang, Muhammad Shahzad, Li Miao, Lin Zhang. Fibrillin 3 Gene Mutation in Chinese Patients with Marfan Syndrome. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 43 (4), 2011. 

Academic positions:

Head department of Pharmacology, University of Health Sciences.


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