Dr. M. Asad Anwar

Assistant Professor

He completed his PhD in Biochemistry in 2020 at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. Throughout his doctoral studies, he was awarded the International Research Support Program (IRSP) scholarship by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, enabling him to conduct research at the Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PR China, for six months. In 2023, he joined the Department of Bioinformatics and Biosciences at Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, as an Assistant Professor. Currently, he is actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and he supervises research students at both BS and MS levels. His research focuses on the investigation of medicinal plants, along with the isolation, characterization, and biological evaluation of natural products for their preventive and therapeutic effects against chronic human diseases. He has made significant contributions, as evidenced by the publication of several research articles in international journals.

PhD Biochemistry Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 2020
MPhil Biochemistry Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad 2012
MSc Biochemistry Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 2010
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2023
1. Biochemistry
2. Advanced Molecular Genetics
3. Biosystematics and Classification
MUHAMMAD ASAD ANWAR, Shahzadi Tabassam, Muhammad Gulfraz, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Ghazala Kaukab Raja and Muhammad Arshad. Isolation of Oxyberberine and β-Sitosterol from Berberis lycium Royle Root bark extract and In Vitro cytotoxicity against liver and lung cancer cell lines. Evid-based compl alt. 2020  DOI: 10.1155/2020/2596082
Shahzadi Tabassam, MUHAMMAD ASAD ANWAR, Muhmmad Gulfraz, Muhammad Arshad, Uteuliyev Yerzhan Sabitaliyevich, Sadykov Bolat Nurmurzayevich, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad. Bioactivity evaluation and HPLC UV-VIS based quantification of antioxidant secondary metabolites from extract and fractions of Bistorta amplexicaulis rhizome. Cell Mol Biol. 2019 65(1): 19-25  DOI:10.14715/cmb/2019.65.1.4
Sofia Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, ASAD ANWAR, Shazia Sultana, Shahzadi Tabassum, Sidra Nisar Ahmed. Ethnopharmacological evaluation and antioxidant activity of some important herbs used in traditional medicines. J Tradit Chin Med 2016, 36(5): 689-694  DOI:10.1016/S0254-6272(16)30091-7
Atif Kamal, Mohammad Gulfraz, MOHAMMAD ASAD ANWAR and Riffat Naseem Malik. Reverse Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatographic Method Development Based On Ultraviolet Visible Detector For The Analysis Of 1-Hydroxypyrene (PAH Biomarker) In Human Urine. IJOMEH 2015; 28(2).  DOI: 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00325
Atif Kamal, Khansa Qamar, Muhammad Gulfraz, MUHAMMAD ASAD ANWAR, Riffat Naseem Malik. 2014. PAH exposure and oxidative stress indicators of human cohorts exposed to traffic pollution in Lahore city (Pakistan). Chemosphere. 120 (2015): 59-67.  DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.05.021
Shahid Ullah, Shahzadi Tabassam, MUHAMMAD ASAD ANWAR, Muhammad Gulfraz, M. Sheeraz Ahmad, Optimization of extraction methods for antioxidants from Polygonum amplexicaule, International Conference of Biochemical and Chemical Sciences (ICBCS), February 24-26, 2014, UAF Faisalabad Pakistan (Oral Presentation).

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