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Dr. Nadia Shamshad Malik (PhD IUB, Bahawalpur)

Assistant Professor
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Malik has completed her PhD degree in Pharmaceutics from “The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan”. She has been associated with academia in terms of teaching and research for more than 15 years. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy at Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Malik, has broad research interest in the areas of drug delivery. Her research area explores delivery techniques for drugs with challenging properties, optimization of their release and enhancement of their clinical efficacy. She has deep interest in research primarily focusing on polymeric drug delivery systems, biomaterials, cutaneous formulations, elucidation of different changes in skin and the development of cosmeceuticals for them.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Pharmaceutics The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan 2018
MPhil Pharmaceutics The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan 2007
Bachelors Pharmacy The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan 2004
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Faculty of pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan Since – 2018
PhD scholar Faculty of Pharmacy and alternative medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan 2015 – 2018
Assistant Professor (Head of Department) School of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan 2008 – 2014
Lecturer Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Islamabad , Pakistan 2007 – 2008
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Trainee Pharmacist Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan 2007
Trainee Pharmacist Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, Pakistan 2004 – 2005
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Head of department

School of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan. Responsibilities included were to oversee day-to-day management and operation within the School. Implementing School policies and procedures. Organizing seminars and conferences. Coordination with dean and director of school of pharmacy, UOL for correspondence with Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. Working with colleagues to develop strategic plans for the department which have relevance to the needs of students.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Registered Pharmacist Punjab Pharmacy Council (PPC) Lahore, Registration number 3276-A/05
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES
Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) Member, CUST, Responsibilities included is to oversee QEC matters for faculty of pharmacy , program educational outcomes (PEOS) and evaluation methodology, program learning outcomes (PLOS) and evaluation process, course learning outcome (CLOS) and evaluation processs and all activities related to continuous quality improvement (CQI) cycle
Accreditation Committee Member, Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
Examination Committee Coordinator, Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
Curriculum Review Committee Coordinator, Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
Graduate Committee Member, Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
Board of Studies Member, Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
Board of Faculty Member, Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
HONORS & AWARDS
1. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) indigenous scholarship Award
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS
  1. Formulation Science
  2. Controlled Drug Delivery System
  3. Drug Targeting
  4. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
  5. Biomaterials
  6. Cosmeceuticals
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1. Developed and characterized controlled release drug delivery system consisting of hydrogels, which were capable to extend delivery of model drug acyclovir at predictable and reproducible rate over an extended period of time. Hydrogels have been characterized via fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Acute oral toxicity study was conducted according to “Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)” guidelines. Pharmacokinetic evaluation was done by using sensitive and simple reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method.
2. Developed a stable cosmetic emulsion of lactic acid and conducted its in-vitro characterization and in-vivo evaluation on human volunteers. Worked with sophisticated instruments for the measurement of skin parameters which includes Mexameter, Cutometer, Sebumeter, Skin pH-meter, Tewameter and Rheometer.
3. Supervised research projects for final year students to enhance their analytical skills. These projects were degree requirements by the pharmacy council of Pakistan.
BOOK CHAPTERS AUTHORED
  1. F. Akhtar, U. R. Tulain, Z. Danish, A. Erum, M. Ahmad, A. Rashed, N. S. Malik. “Controlled Release Applications of Polymeric Network”. Encylopedia of Polymers, Polymeric Material and Polymer Technology.(Edited By: Munmaya K. Mishra)
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. F. Akhtar, U. R. Tulain, A. Erum, M. Ahmad, A. Rashid, N. S. Malik, H. Ijaz , “Impact of various monomers on release of losartan potassium from guar gum based polymeric network”, Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Vol. 35, No. 5 pp. 1307-1319, 2022.
2. S.I. Shah, F. Nasir, N.S. Malik, M. Alamzeb, M. Abbas, I.U. Rehman, F. Khuda, Y. Shah, K.W. Goh, A. Zeb, L.C. Ming “Efficacy Evaluation of 10-Hydroxy Chondrofoline and Tafenoquine against Leishmania tropica (HTD7)” Pharmaceuticals, Vol. 15, No. 8, pp 1005, 2022.
3. M. Aslam, K. Barkat, N. S. Malik, M. S. Alqahtani, I. Anjum, I. Khalid, U.R. Tulain, N. Gohar, H. Zafar, A. C. Paiva-Santos, F. Raza “pH sensitive pluronic acid/agarose-hydrogels as controlled drug delivery carriers: Design, Characterization and Toxicity Evaluation” Pharmaceutics, Vol. 14, No. 6 , pp.1218, 2022.
4. M. U. Minhas, S. Ahmad, K. U. Khan, M. Sohail, O. Abdullah, I. Khalid, N.S. Malik. “Synthesis and evaluation of Polyethylene Glycol-4000-Co-Poly (AMPS) based hydrogel Membranes for controlled release of mupirocin for efficient wound healing ” Current Drug Delivery, 2022
5. W. Ahmad, I. Khalid, K. Barkat, M. U. Minhas, I. U. Khan, H. K. Syed, N. S. Malik, A. Jamshed, A. Ikram, and M. Badshah. “Development and evaluation of polymeric nanogels to enhance solubility of letrozole.” Polymer Bulletin , pp.1-32, 2022.
6. N. Shahid, A. Erum, M. Zaman, U. R. Tulain, Q. U. Shoaib, N. S. Malik, R. Kausar, A. Rashid, U. Rehman. “Synthesis and evaluation of chitosan based controlled release nanoparticles for the delivery of ticagrelor” Designed Monomers and Polymers Vol. 25, No. 1 , pp.55-63, 2022.
7. A. Mahmood , A. Erum, S. Mumtaz, U. R Tulain, N. S. Malik, M. S. Alqahtani. “Preliminary Investigation of Linum usitatissimum Mucilage-Based Hydrogel as Possible Substitute to Synthetic Polymer-Based Hydrogels for Sustained Release Oral Drug Delivery”, Gels , Vol. 8, No. 3, 170, 2022.
8. U. Laraib, U. R Tulain, A. Erum, M. A. Hussain, N. S. Malik, A. Rashid, S. Kausar, H. Ijaz, “Development and evaluation of Artemisia vulgaris mucilage based polymeric network for controlled drug delivery ” , Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Vol. 35, No. 2 pp. 409-42, 2022.
9. A. Eum, , U. R. Tulain, N. S. Malik, N. Gohar, A. Rashid, “Study of Trends of Antimicrobial Resistance in Clinical Bacterial Isolates from Three Private Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Pakistan”, Global Drug Design & Development Review, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 22-30, 2021.
10. A. Arshad, A. Enum, U. R. Tulain, N. S. Malik, S. Arshad “Role Of Probiotics and Microbiota in Covid-19” Global Drug Design & Development Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp 1-11, 2021.
11. Sumaira, U. R Tulain, A. Erum, M. A. Hussain, Sidra, N. S. Malik, A. Rashid, R. Kausar, N. Gohar, N. Shahid, M. Siddiqui, “Fabrication, Characterization and Toxicity Evaluation of Chemically Cross-linked Polymeric Network for Sustained Delivery of Metoprolol Tartrate”, Designed Monomers and Polymers, Vol. 24, No 1, pp. 351-361, 2021.
12. S. Naeem, K. Barkat, N.S. Malik, S. Maryam, “PF-127 based vildagliptin loaded polymeric hydrogels prepared by aqueous polymerization technique for treatment of diabetes mellitus”. Journal of Polymer Research, Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 388, 2021.
13. S. Kausar, A. Erum , U. R Tulain, M. A Hussain, M. Farid-ul-Haq, N.S. Malik, A. Rashid, “Formulation, In Vitro Evaluation, and Toxicity Studies of A. vulgaris-co-AAm Carrier for Vildagliptin”, Advances in Polymer Technology, 2021.
14. U.R. Tulain, A. Mahmood, S. Aslam, A. Erum, N. S. Malik, A. Rashid , R. Kausar, M. S. Alqahtani, “Formulation and Evaluation of Linum usitatisimum mucilage-based nanoparticles for effective delivery of Ezetimibe”, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Vol. 16, No. 4579, 2021.
15. N. S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M. S. Alqahtani, A. Mahmood, K. Barkat, M. T. Khan, U. R. Tulain, A. Rashid, “β-cyclodextrin chitosan-based hydrogels with tunable pH-responsive properties for controlled release of acyclovir: design, characterization, safety, and pharmacokinetic evaluation”, Drug Delivery, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1093-1108, 2021.
16. S. Maryam, K. Barkat, I. Khalid, Y. Mehmood, M. A. Syed, N. S. Malik M. Aslam, “Polymeric Blends of Okra Gum/Gelatin Prepared by Aqueous Polymerization Technique : Its Characterization and Toxicological Evaluation”, Polymer Bulletin,Vol. 79, No. 7, pp. 5339-5363, 2022.
17. N. Rafique , M. Ahmad, M. U. Minhas, S. F. Badshah, N. S. Malik, Kifayat Ullah Khan.“ Designing gelatin-based swellable hydrogels system for controlled delivery of salbutamol sulphate: characterization and toxicity evaluation” Polymer Bulletin, pp.1-27, 2022.
18. Q. Khalid, M. Ahmad M, M.U. Minhas, F. Batool, N.S. Malik, M. Rehman M, “Novel β-cyclodextrin nanosponges by chain growth condensation for solubility enhancement of dexibuprofen: characterization and acute oral toxicity studies”, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, Vol. 61, 2021.
19. M. T. Khan, H. Nadeem, A. S. Sheikh , N. S. Malik, M. Rizwan, M. Imran, I Javed, M. U Munir, A. Khan, A. Syed, M. Abbas, “Amino acid derivatives of 2-Mercaptobenzimidazoles suppress cytokines at the site of inflammation and block gastric H + /K + ATPase” Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Vol. 34, No. 3, pp.1157-1163, 2021.
20. A. Rashid, U. R. Tulain, F. M. Iqbal, N. S. Malik, A. Erum, “Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of pH sensitive hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose-graft-acrylic acid hydrogels for sustained drug release of model drug nicorandil” Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences , Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 1-8 , 2020.
21. M.T. Khan, H. Nadeem, A.U. Khan, M. Abbas, M. Arif, N.S. Malik, Z. Malik I. Javed, “Amino acid conjugates of 2‐mercaptobenzimidazole provide better anti‐inflammatory pharmacology and improved toxicity profile”, Drug Development Research, Vol.81, No.8, pp.1057-1072, 2020.
22. Y. Mehmood, U. Farooq, H. Yousaf, H. Riaz, R.K. Mahmood, A. Nawaz, Z. Abid, M. Gondal, N.S. Malik, K. Barkat, I. Khalid, “Antiviral activity of green silver nanoparticles produced using aqueous buds extract of Syzygium aromaticum,” Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Vol.2, pp. 839-845, 2020.
23. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, R. Tulain, I. Khalid, K. Barkat, A. Rashid, “Toxicological Evaluation of Xanthan Gum based hydrogel formulation in wistar rats using single dose study,” Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 353-360, 2020.
24. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, R. Tulain, K. Barkat, I. Khalid, Q. Khalid, “Chitosan/Xanthangum based hydrogels as potential carrier for an antiviral drug: fabrication, characterization and safety evaluation” Frontiers in Chemistry, Vol. 8, No. 50, pp. 1-16, 2020.
25. N.A. Salam, M.N. Aamir, N.S. Malik, M. Riaz, M.U. Shahiq-uz-Zaman, F. Aslam, “Exploring the potential of tianeptine matrix tablets: Synthesis, physico-chemical characterization and acute toxicity studies” Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 269-279, 2020.
26. K. Barkat, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, I. Khalid, N.S. Malik, “Chondroitin sulfate-based smart hydrogels for targeted delivery of oxaliplatin in colorectal cancer: preparation, characterization and toxicity evaluation” Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 77, pp. 6271–6297, 2020.
27. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, Q. Khalid, “Determination of Acyclovir in Rabbit Plasma by High Performance Liquid Chromatographic (HPLC) Technique” Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica Drug Research, Vol. 76, No. 3, pp. 421-429, 2019.
28. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, G. Murtaza, Q. Khalid, “Polysaccharide hydrogels for controlled release of acyclovir: development, characterization and in-vitro evaluation studies” Polymer Bulletin, Vol.74, No.10, pp.4311-4328, 2017.
29. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, “Cross-linked β-cyclodextrin and carboxymethyl cellulose hydrogels for controlled drug delivery of acyclovir” PLoS ONE, Vol.12, No.2, pp. e0172727, 2017.
30. S.Ur.R. Nazir, M. Amer, A. Malik, M. Nadeem, K.M.A.A. Hassali, N. Irshad , N.S. Malik, “Formulation Development of Metformin Tablet and its Comparative In-Vitro study with Different Brands in Pakistan” International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, Vol.19, no. 2, pp. 12-17, 2013.
31. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P.A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood , N. S. Malik, “A review of diabetes mellitus” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5, No. 22, pp. 5337-5339, 2011.
32. S.M.A. Shah, N.S. Malik, A. Awan, M.A. Idrees, M. Akram, H.M. Asif , S. Nawaz “Prevalence of amoebiasis in Gadap Town, Karachi” African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 10, No.54, pp. 11214-11216, 2011.
33. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P.A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood and N. S. Malik, “Vitamin A: A review article” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5, No. 20, pp. 4977-4979, 2011.
34. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P. A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood , N. S. Malik, “Treatment of premenstrual syndrome” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5 No. 26, pp. 6122-6127, 2011.
35. R. Ghani, A. Iqbal, N. Akhtar, A. Mahmood, N.S. Malik, M. Usman, H. Ali, M. Akram , H. M. Asif, “Identification of different stages of hepatitis B infection with enzyme linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5, No. 12, pp. 2572-2576, 2011.
36. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P.A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood, N. S. Malik, “Butea monosperma Lam.: A review” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5, No.17, pp. 3994-3996, 2011.
37. M. Akram, M. Uzair, N.S. Malik, A. Mahmood, N. Sarwer, A. Madni , H. M. Asif, “Mentha arvensis Linn: A review article” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5, No.18, pp. 4499-4503, 2011.
38. M. Ghulam, H. Izhar , A.K. Shujaat, S. Arham, M. Arshad, H.H.B.A. Muhammad, F. Kalsoom, N.S. Malik, 2011 “Development of a UV-spectrophotometric method for the simultaneous determination of aspirin and paracetamol in tablets” Scientific research and Essays, Vol. 2, No 6, pp.417-421, 2011.

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