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Dr. Fazlullah Khan (PhD TUMS, Iran)

Assistant Professor
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Khan completed the PhD degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology under the International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences “Diamond Scholarship” and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan partially funded scholarship in 2019. He worked in different positions including Teaching Assistant, Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Pharmacy at Bashir Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad. Dr. Khan has broad research interests in the areas of Pharmacology and Toxicology. His specific field of research focuses on environmental toxicant-induced disorders such as Diabetes and their underlying mechanisms. He works as a potential reviewer for different international journals and associate editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bashir Institute of Health Sciences.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran 2019
MPhil Biochemistry Department of Biochemistry, Hazara University Mansehra, KP, Pakistan. 2014
Pharm.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacy, University of Malakand, Dir (Lower), KP, Pakistan 2010
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – March 2022
Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy, Bashir Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad October 2020 – March-2022
Teaching Assistant The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran February 2016- December-2019
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Head of Department Department of Pharmacy, Bashir Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad July 2021 to March 2022
Head of Research and Ethics committee Bashir Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad January 2021 – March 2022
HONORS & AWARDS
1. Diamond Scholarship for PhD studies
2. HEC partial funded Scholarship for PhD studies
3. Best researcher award in 2017 by International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran
4. Best Researcher award in 2019 during TUMS international Festival by International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran
5. Avicenna top student award for research in 2019 by International Campus, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS

Environmental Toxicology, Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, Epigenetics, Genotoxicity, Mechanistic Toxicology, Metabolic disorders, Diabetes, Toxicology and Diseases.

BOOKS CHAPTERS AUTHORED
1. Billah, Md M., Md B. Hosen, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “Echinacea” In the book on Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, (205-210), Elsevier: 2019.
2. Sameem, Bilqees, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “L-Cysteine” In the book on Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, (53-58). Elsevier, 2019.
3. Bule, Mohammed, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus).” In the book on Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, (509-515). Elsevier, 2019.
4. Farid, Farhan, Ovais Sideeq, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” In the book on Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, (501-508). Elsevier, 2019.
5. Billah, Md M., Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi.” In book on Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, (403-408). Elsevier, 2019.
6. Shah, Tahir, Fazlullah Khan, Mohammed Bule, and Kamal Niaz. “White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album).” In the book on Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, (455-459). Elsevier, 2019.
7. Bule, Mohammed, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “Antivirals: Past, Present and Future.” In the book on Recent Advances in Animal Virology, (425-446). Springer, Singapore, 2019.
8. Bule, Mohammed, Idris Ahmed Issa, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, and Kamal Niaz. “Development of new food products based on phytonutrients.” In the book on Phytonutrients in Food, (197-216). Elsevier, 2020.
9. Niaz, Kamal, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Fazlullah Khan, Uzma Saleem, Celia Vargas, and Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant. “Bioavailability and safety of phytonutrients.” In the book on Phytonutrients in Food, (117-136). Elsevier, 2020.
10. Ovais Sideeq, Fazlullah Khan and Kamal Niaz. “Antimicrobial Agents”. In the book on Food additives and Human Health, Bentham Science, 2020.
11. Faiza Mumtaz, Fazlullah Khan and Kamal Niaz. “Anti-Browning Agents”. In the book Food additives and Human Health, Bentham Science, 2020.
12. Shafaq Asif, Muhammad Bule, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Historical background of food additives, their advantages and drawbacks”. In the book Food additives and Human Health, Bentham Science, 2020.
13. Maqsood Rehman, Abdullah, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Introduction to Natural Products Analysis”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis. Elsevier, 2020.
14. Kamal Niaz, Fazlullah Khan. “Analysis of Polyphenolics”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
15. Ismail Shah, NMuhammad Asif Nawaz, Sidra Pervez, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Kamal Niaz. “Analysis of other Polyphenolics (Capsaicin, gingerol, and alkyl resorcinols”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
16. Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Kamal Niaz, Nosheen Aslam, Celia Vargas-de la Cruz, Abuzar Kabir, Abdul Haleem Khan, Fazlullah Khan, Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranan Analysis of proteins, peptides, and amino acids. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
17. Faiza Mumtaz, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Analysis of Plant Lipids”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
18. Kamal Niaz, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Ajmal Shah. “Analysis of carbohydrates (monosaccharides,polysaccharides)”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
19. Kamal Niaz, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Ajmal Shah. “Analysis of quinonoids”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
20. Kamal Niaz, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Fazlullah Khan, Uzma Saleem Celia Vargas Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant.. “Bioavailability and safety of phytonutrients”. In the book Phytonutrients in Food: From Traditional to Rational Usage, Elsevier, 2020.
21. Adil Javed, Muhammad Asif Shahzad, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Curcuminoids”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
22. Mohammed Bule, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Kamal Niaz. “Tannins (hydrolysable tannins, condensed tannins, phlorotannins, flavono-ellagitannins)”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
23. Muhammad Nadeem. Imran Taj, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Kamal Niaz. “Lignans and flavonolignans”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
24. Ovais Sideeq, Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Kamal Niaz. “Isoflavonoids”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
25. Iyad Ibrahim Shaqura, Mohammed Bule, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Phloroglucinols, xanthones and anthrones”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
26. Aadil Javed, Hafiz Muhammad Imran Umar, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Stilbenoids”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
27. Mohammed Bule, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. “Flavonoids”. In the book Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis, Elsevier, 2020.
28. Nida Noreen, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz. Faqir Muhammad, Ismail Shah, Mohammad Abdollahi. “Mediterranean diet for active and healthy aging. In the book Nutrients and Nutraceuticals for Active & Healthy Ageing, Springer Nature, 2020.
29. Rehman, Maqsood Ur, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz. “Influence of omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats in liver diseases.” In the book “In Influence of Nutrients, Bioactive Compounds, and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases”, Elsevier, 2021
30. Umair Younas, Sana Tehseen, Fazlullah Khan, Kamal Niaz, “Hepatitis B” in book “Influence of Nutrients, Bioactive Compounds, and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases”, Elsevier, 2021.
31. Abdullah, Kamal Niaz, and Fazlullah Khan. “Hepatitis C” “Influence of Nutrients, Bioactive Compounds, and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases” Elsevier, 2021
32. Ismail Shah, Sajjad Ali Khan, Sadiq Hussain, Fazlullah Khan, and Kamal Niaz, “Liver cancer” in the book “Influence of Nutrients, Bioactive Compounds, and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases” Elsevier, 2021.
33. Muhammad Abbas, Ismail Shah, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Sidra Pervez, Yaseen Hussain, Kamal Niaz, and Fazlullah Khan, “Honey as Anti-cancer” in the book “Nutraceuticals and Cancer Signaling”, Springer 2021.

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. F. Khan, M. Hodjat, M. Rahimifard, M.N. Nigjeh, M. Azizi., M. Baeeri, Z. Bayrami, M. Gholami, S. Hassani, & M. Abdollahi, “Assessment of arsenic-induced modifications in the DNA methylation of insulin-related genes in rat pancreatic islets”. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 201. pp. 110802, 2020. Impact Factor = 6.2
2. F. Khan, S. Momtaz, and M. Abdollahi, “The relationship between mercury exposure and epigenetic alterations regarding human health, risk assessment and diagnostic strategies”. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, vol. 52, pp. 37-47, 2019.Impact Factor = 3.8
3. F. Khan, S. Momtaz, K. Niaz, F.I. Hassan, and M. Abdollahi, “Epigenetic mechanisms underlying the toxic effects associated with arsenic exposure and the development of diabetes”. Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 107, pp. 406-417, 2017.Impact Factor = 6.0
4. F. Khan, K. Niaz, F. I. Hassan and M. Abdollahi, “An evidence-based review of the genotoxic and reproductive effects of sulfur” mustard. Archives of toxicology, vol. 91, pp. 1143-1156, 2017.Impact Factor = 5.1
5. F. Khan, K. Niaz, F. Maqbool, F.I. Hassan, M. Abdollahi, M, K.C.N. Venkata, S.M. Nabavi, and A. Bishayee, “Molecular targets underlying the anticancer effects of quercetin: an update”. Nutrients, vol. 8, pp. 529, 2016.Impact Factor = 5.7
6. H. Khan, T. Belwal, T. Efferth, A.A. Farooqi, A.S. Silva, A, A. R.A Vacca, S.F. Nabavi, F. Khan, H. P. Devkota and D. Barreca, “Targeting epigenetics in cancer: therapeutic potential of flavonoids”. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, vol. 61, pp. 1616-1639, 2021.Impact Factor = 11.1
7. M. Baeeri, M. Rahimifard, S.M. Daghighi, F. Khan, S. Salami, S. A. Moini-Nodeh, H. H. Aminjan, Z. Bayrami, F. Rezaee, and M. Abdollahi. “Cannabinoids as anti-ROS in aged pancreatic islet cells”. Life sciences, vol. 256, pp. 117969, 2020.Impact Factor = 5.0
8. T. Behl, S. Bungau, K. Kumar, G. Zengin, F. Khan, A. K. Kumar, R. Kaur, T. Venkatachalam, D. M. Tit, C. M Vesa, G. Barsan, and D.E. Mosteanu, “Pleotropic Effects of Polyphenols in Cardiovascular System”. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol. 130, 110714, 2020. Impact Factor = 6.5
9. J. Fang, A. Sureda, A.S. Silva, F. Khan, S. Xu, and S.M. Nabavi, “Trends of tea in cardiovascular health and disease: A critical review”. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 88, 385-396, 2019. Impact Factor = 12.5
10. F. I. Hassan, T. Didari, F. Khan, M. Mojtahedzadeh, and M. Abdollahi, “The role of epigenetic alterations involved in sepsis: an overview”. Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 24, pp. 2862-2869, 2018. Impact Factor = 3.1
11. F. I. Hassan, T. Didari, F. Khan, K. Niaz, M. Mojtahedzadeh and M. Abdollahi, “A review on the protective effects of metformin in sepsis-induced organ failure”. Cell Journal (Yakhteh), vol. 21, pp. 363, 2020. Impact Factor = 2.4
12. F. I. Hassan, K. Niaz, F. Khan, F. Maqbool and M. Abdollahi, “The relation between rice consumption, arsenic contamination, and prevalence of diabetes in South Asia”. EXCLI journal, vol. 16, pp. 1132, 2017. Impact Factor = 4.0
13. M. Hodjat, F. Khan and K.A. Sadat, “Epigenetic alterations in aging tooth and the reprogramming potential”. Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 63, pp. 101140, 2020. Impact Factor = 10.8
14. M. Hodjat, S. Rahmani, F. Khan, K. Niaz, M. N. Nigjeh, S. Nejad and M. Abdollahi, “Environmental toxicants, incidence of degenerative diseases, and therapies from the epigenetic point of view”. Archives of toxicology, vol. 91, pp. 2577-2597, 2017. Impact Factor = 5.1
15. B. Larijani, K. Niaz, A. P, Abbasi, F. Khan, J. Spoor, and M. Abdollahi, “Not only Iranian rise in science marred by fraud: misconduct is a global problem”. EXCLI journal, vol. 16, pp. 1099, 2017. Impact Factor = 4.0
16. F. Maqbool, K. Niaz, F.I. Hassan, F. Khan, and M. Abdollahi, “Immunotoxicity of mercury: Pathological and toxicological effects”. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C, vol. 35. pp. 29-46, 2017. Impact Factor = 3.5
17. S. Momtaz, S. Hassani, F. Khan, M. Ziaee, and M. Abdollahi, “Cinnamon, a promising prospect towards Alzheimer’s disease”. Pharmacological research, vol. 130. pp. 241-258, 2018. Impact Factor = 7.6
18. K. Niaz, F.I. Hassan, F. Maqbool, F. Khan, S. Momtaz, M. Baeeri, M.N. Nigjeh, M. Rahimifard, and M. Abdollahi, “Effect of styrene exposure on plasma parameters, molecular mechanisms and gene expression in rat model islet cells”. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, vol. 54, pp.62-73, 2017. Impact Factor = 4.8
19. K. Niaz, F. Khan, F. Maqbool, S. Momtaz, F.I. Hassan, M. N. Haghighi, M. Rahimifard, and M. Abdollahi, “Endo-cannabinoids system and the toxicity of cannabinoids with a biotechnological approach”. EXCLI journal, vol. 16. pp. 688, 2017. Impact Factor = 4.0
20. F.I. Hassan, K. Niaz, F. Khan, F. Maqbool, M. Abdollahi. “The relation between rice consumption, arsenic contamination, and prevalence of diabetes in South Asia”. EXCLI journal, vol. 16: pp. 1132, 2017. Impact Factor = 4.0
21. F.I. Hassan, T. Didari, F. Khan, M. Mojtahedzadeh, & M. Abdollahi,” The role of epigenetic alterations involved in sepsis: an overview”. Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 24, pp. 2862-2869, 2018. Impact Factor = 3.1
22. K. Niaz, F. Maqbool, F. Khan, F.I. Hassan, S. Momtaz, M. Abdollahi. “Comparative occurrence of diabetes in canine, feline, and few wild animals and their association with pancreatic diseases and ketoacidosis with therapeutic approach”. Veterinary world, vol. 11, pp. 410, 2018. Impact Factor = 2.1
23. T.B. Tafesse, M.H. Bule, F. Khan, M. Abdollahi, & M. Amini. “Developing Novel Anticancer Drugs for Targeted Populations: An Update”. Current Pharmaceutical Design. Vol. 27, pp. 250-262, 2021. Impact Factor = 3.1
24. K. Niaz, F. Maqbool, F. Khan, H. Bahadar, F.I. Hassan & M. Abdollahi. “Smokeless tobacco (paan and gutkha) consumption, prevalence, and contribution to oral cancer”. Epidemiology and health, 39, pp. e2017009, 2017. Impact Factor = 3.2
25. K. Niaz, M. A. Nawaz, S. Pervez, U. Younas, I. Shah & F. Khan. “Total scale analysis of organic acids and their role to mitigate Alzheimer’s disease”. South African Journal of Botany, vol. 144, pp. 437-447, 2022. Impact Factor = 2.3
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
1. K. Niaz, F. Maqbool, F. Khan, F.I. Hassan, M. Baeeri, M.N. Nigjeh, & M. Abdollahi. “Assessment of molecular mechanism (s) of styrene toxicity in blood plasma and liver”. Toxicology Letters, vol. 280 (s1), pp. S212-S212, 2017
2. K. Niaz, F.I. Hassan, F. Maqbool, F. Khan, S. Momtaz, M. Baeeri, M. Abdollahi. Influence of styrene on plasma parameters and molecular expression of islets of Langerhans in rat model. Toxicology Letters, vol. 280, pp. S169, 2017.
POSTER PUBLICATIONS
1. F. Khan, M. Hassan, S. Hussain, A. Ali, F. Malik and K. Niaz. “Evaluation of Phytochemicals, Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of Eclipta alba and Fagonia critica”. The 7th international conference on biotechnology and Bioengineering, 25-27 October 2017, Lahore Pakistan.

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