Dr. Nadia Shamshad Malik (PhD IUB, Bahawalpur)

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nadia Shamshad Malik has received 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 the last ten years. Currently she is working as assistant professor in the department of pharmacy at Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. She has deep interest in the area of formulation science, novel drug delivery system and cosmeceuticals. Primary focus is on optimization of drug release and enhancement of clinical efficacy of pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products. Her research area explores delivery techniques for drugs with challenging properties, focusing primarily on polymeric drug delivery system, development of innovative cutaneous formulations for treatment of localized skin disorders, elucidation of age-related changes in skin and the development of cosmeticuticals for them.

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
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad 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
Head of department School of pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Islamabad
Hospital Pharmacist Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan 2007
Trainee Pharmacist Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, Pakistan 2004 – 2005
Registered Pharmacist Punjab Pharmacy Council (PPC) Lahore, Registration number 3276-A/05
1. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) indigenous scholarship Award
  1. Formulation Science;
  2. Controlled drug delivery system, Drug Targeting;
  3. Cosmeceuticals;
  4. Bioequivalence/Bioavailability.
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, Corneometer, 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 requirement by pharmacy council of Pakistan.


1. 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, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jddst.2020.102089.
2. M.T. Khan, H. Nadeem, A.U. Khan, M. Abbas, M. Arif, N.S. Malik, Z. Malik and I. Javed, “Amino acid conjugates of 2‐mercaptobenzimidazole provide better anti‐inflammatory pharmacology and improved toxicity profile”, Drug Development Research, pp.1-16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ ddr.21728
3. Y. Mehmood, U. Farooq, H. Yousaf, H. Riaz, R.K. Mahmood, A. Nawaz, Z. Abid, M. Gondal, N.S. Malik, K. Barkat, and I. Khalid. “Antiviral activity of green silver nanoparticles produced using aqueous buds extract of Syzygium aromaticum,” Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 33, No: 2, pp. 839-845, 2020.
4. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, R. Tulain, I. Khalid, K. Barkat, and 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-019-03062-w.
8. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas and 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.
9. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad, M.U. Minhas, G. Murtaza and 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.
10. N.S. Malik, M. Ahmad and 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.
11. S.Ur.R. Nazir, M. Amer, A. Malik, M. Nadeem, K.M.A.A. Hassali, N. Irshad and 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.
12. A.Ahmad, A.H. Khan, M. Atif, M.I. Umar, H.K. Syed, N.S. Malik and A. Usman “Precautionary measurements and rationale use of antibiotics in diabetic foot ulcer can save amputation” A case report African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, vol. 6 no.22, pp. 1569-1572, 2012.
13. G. Murtaza, I. Hussain, S.A. Khan, A. Shabbir, A. Mahmood, M.H.H.B. Asad, K. Farzana and N.S. Malik, “Development of a UV-spectrophotometric method for the simultaneous determination of aspirin and paracetamol in tablets”, Scientific Research and Essays, vol 6, no.2, pp 417-421, 2011.
14. H.M. Asif, M. Akram, S.A. Rao, I. Ahmad, A. Awan, N. Shamshad, A. Shabbir and Q. E. Saleem “Tuberculosis: A case study of Pakistan” African Journal of Microbiology Research, vol. 5, no. 24, pp. 4029-4032, 2011.
15. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P.A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood and N. S. Malik “A review of diabetes mellitus” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol. 5, no. 22, pp. 5337-5339, 2011.
16. S.M.A. Shah, N.S. Malik, A. Awan, M.A. Idrees, M. Akram, H.M. Asif and S. Nawaz “Prevalence of amoebiasis in Gadap Town, Karachi” African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 10, no.54, pp. 11214-11216, 2011.
17. 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.
18. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P. A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood and N. S. Malik “Treatment of premenstrual syndrome” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol. 5 no. 26, pp 6122-6127, 2011.
19. R. Ghani, A. Iqbal, N. Akhtar, A. Mahmood, N.S. Malik, M. Usman, H. Ali, M. Akram and 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.
20. M. Akram, N. Akhtar, H. M. Asif, P.A. Shah, T. Saeed, A. Mahmood and N. S. Malik. “Butea monosperma Lam.: A review” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol. 5, no.17, pp. 3994-3996, 2011.
21. M. Akram, M. Uzair, N.S. Malik, A. Mahmood, N. Sarwer, A. Madni and H. M. Asif “Mentha arvensis Linn: A review article” Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol. 5, no.18, pp. 4499-4503, 2011.
1. “Smart hydrogel for controlled drug delivery of an antiviral drug: design, characterization and safety evaluation” at 7th international conference at biological and computational sciences, organized by Department of Bioinformatics and Biosciences, Capital university of science and technology, Islamabad, November 28, 2019, Pakistan.

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