Dr. Muhammad Majid (PhD QAU, Islamabad)

Assistant Professor

Dr. Majid completed PhD Degree from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2021. He has good 08 years teaching and 10 years research experience. Dr. Majid has broad research interest in the areas of Pharmacognosy and Drug discovery from natural products. He has a vast experience in different research areas and extra-curricular activities. He is interested in pursuing a career in academics, seeking a challenging position to utilize his skills and abilities in the field of education that offers a professional growth while being resourceful and innovative.

PhD Pharmacacognosy Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 2021
M.Phil Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2015
Pharm.D Pharmaceutical Sciences Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan 2012
Lecturer Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – July 2019
Research Associate Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Junior Faculty Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Spring 2016 – Spring 2019
  1. Pharmacognosy;
  2. Isolation;
  3. Drug discovery;
  4. Animal Modeling;
  5. Cancer Cell lines;
  6. Molecular Biology.
1. M. Majid, A. Farhan, M. W. Baig, S. S Hassan and I-ul Haq, “An extensive pharmacological evaluation of new anti-cancer triterpenoid (nummularic acid) from Ipomoea batatas through In vitro, In vivo and molecular docking studies. Molecules, vol, 27, issue 8, pp. 2474, 2022.
2. I. Bano, P. Horky, S. Q. Abbas, M. Majid, A. Hafiz, M. Bilal, F. Ali, T. Behl, “Ferroptosis; a new road towards cancer management”. Molecules, vol. 27, issue, 7, pp. 2129, 2022.
3. I. Ajmal, M. A. Farooq, M. W. Saleem, Z. Tariq, J. Shah, S. S. Hassan, A. A. Farooq, M. S. A Shah, M. Majid*, W. Jiang * “β2-Adrenergic Agonists Shield Chondrocytes from Osteoarthritis by Downregulating β-Arrestin and GRK2” Frontiers in Pharmacology. 1173–1190, 2022.
4. M. W. Baig, M. Majid, B. Nasir, S. S. Hassan* and S. G Bungau*and I. Haq* “Toxicity Evaluation Induced by Single and 28-Days Repeated Exposure of Withametelin and Daturaolone in Sprague Dawley rats”. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 999078, 2022.
5. I. Naz, JA. Zai, R. Batool, S. Maryam, M. Majid and MR. Khan, “Indigofera linifolia ameliorated CCl4 induced endoplasmic reticulum stress in liver of rat” Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 12, pp. 114826, 2022.
6. S. Hassan, I Muhammad, S. Q Abbas, M. Hassan, M. Majid, H Z Jin and S Bungau “Stress Driven Discovery of Natural Products From Actinobacteria With Anti-Oxidant and Cytotoxic Activities Including Docking and ADMET Properties” International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Vol. 222, pp. 1432, 2021.
7. S. Naz, M. Majid and M Zia “Toxicity Evaluation of Green Synthesized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Sprague-Dawley Rats: Biochemical and Histological Assessment” Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. 2021
8. B. Nasir, M.W. Baig, M. Majid, S.M. Ali, M.Z.I. Khan, S.T.B. Kazmi, and I.-u. Haq, “Preclinical anticancer studies on the ethyl acetate leaf extracts of Datura stramonium and Datura inoxia,” BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, vol. 20, pp.1-23, 2020.
9. M.W. Baig, B. Nasir, D. Waseem, M. Majid, M.Z.I Khan, I. Haq, “Withametelin: a biologically active withanolide in cancer, inflammation, pain and depression”, Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 28, Issue 12, pp.1526-1537, 2020.
10. M. Ali, M. Majid, I. Hussain, S. Kali, T. Naz, M.B. K. Niazi, M.R.A. Khan, M.I. Zafar, “Chlorpyrifos mediated oxidative damage and histopathological alterations in freshwater fish Oncorhynchus mykiss in Northern, Pakistan. Aquaculture Research. Vol. 51, pp.4583–4594, 2020.
11. Z. Zahra, M.R. Khan, S.A. Shah, S. Maryam, M. Majid, T. Younis, and M. Sajid, “Vincetoxicum arnottianum ameliorate inflammation by suppressing oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory mediators in rat,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 252, pp. 112565-76, 2020.
12. H. Hanif, A. Waseem, S. Kali, N.A. Qureshi, M. Majid, M. Iqbal, T. Ur-Rehman, M. Tahir, S. Yousaf, and M.M. Iqbal, “Environmental risk assessment of diclofenac residues in surface waters and wastewater: a hidden global threat to aquatic ecosystem,” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 192, pp. 1-12, 2020.
13. Z. Zahra, M.R. Khan, M. Majid, S. Maryam, and M. Sajid, “Gonadoprotective ability of Vincetoxicum arnottianum extract against bisphenol A‐induced testicular toxicity and hormonal imbalance in male Sprague Dawley rats,” Andrologia, vol. 52 (6), pp. 13590-13605, 2020.
14. H. Aziz, A. Saeed, F. Jabeen, A. Wadood, A. U. Rehman, M. Majid, and I. U. Haq, “Synthesis, characterization and in vitro antioxidant assay of 4-(benzylideneamino)-5-pentadecyl-2H-1, 2, 4-triazol-3 (4H)-ones”, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society, pp. 1-15, 2019.
15. S. Ali, M. R. Khan, R. Batool, S. Maryam, and M. Majid, “Wound healing potential of oil extracted from Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana (Decne) Rehder”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 236, pp. 354-365, 2019.
16. M. Majid, F. Ijaz, M.W. Baig, B. Nasir, M.R. Khan, and I.U. Haq, “Scientific Validation of Ethnomedicinal Use of Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. as Aphrodisiac and Gonadoprotective Agent against Bisphenol A Induced Testicular Toxicity in Male Sprague Dawley Rats”, BioMed Research International, vol. 2019, 2019.
17. M. Majid, B. Nasir, S. S. Zahra, M. R. Khan, B. Mirza, and I. U. Haq, “Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. ameliorates acute and chronic inflammations by suppressing inflammatory mediators, a comprehensive exploration using in vitro and in vivo models”, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 18, 2018.
18. S. Maryam, MR. Khan, SA Shah, Z. Zahra, M. Majid, M. Sajid, S. Ali, In vitro antioxidant efficacy and the therapeutic potential of Wendlandia heynei (Schult.) Santapau & Merchant against bisphenol A-induced hepatotoxicity in rats, Toxicology Research, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp. 1173–1190, 2018.
19. W. Younis, Alamgeer, V. B. Schini-Kerth, A. G. Junior, and M. Majid, “Cardioprotective effect of Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav. on blood pressure and metabolic alterations in glucose-induced metabolic syndrome rats – An ethnopharmacological approach”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 214, pp.168-178, 2018.
20. S. Ali, M.R. Khan, S. A. Shah, R. Batool, S. Maryam, M. Majid, and Z. Zahra, “Protective aptitude of Periploca hydaspidis Falc against CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in experimental rats”, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol. 105 pp. 1117-1132, 2018.
21. S. T. B. Kazmi, M. Majid, S. Maryam, A. Rahat, M. Ahmed, M. R. Khan, and I. U. Haq, “Quercus dilatata Lindl. ex Royle ameliorates BPA induced hepatotoxicity in Sprague Dawley rats”, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol. 102, pp.728-738. 2018.
22. T. Younis, M. I. Khan, M. R. Khan, A. Rasul, M. Majid, V. M. Adhami, and H. Mukhtar, “Nummularic acid, a triterpenoid, from the medicinal plant Fraxinus xanthoxyloides, induces energy crisis to suppress growth of prostate cancer cells”, Molecular Carcinogenesis, vol. 57, pp. 1267-1277, 2018.
23. M. Sajid, M. R. Khan, S. A. Shah, M. Majid, H. Ismail, S. Maryam, R. Batool, and T. Younis, “Investigations on anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of Alnus nitida Spach (Endl). stem bark in Sprague Dawley rats”, Journal of ethnopharmacology, vol. 198, pp. 407-416, 2017.
24. A. R. Phull, M. Majid, I. U. Haq, M. R. Khan, and S. J. Kim, “In vitro and in vivo evaluation of anti-arthritic, antioxidant efficacy of fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar”, International journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 97 pp. 468-480, 2017.
25. R. Batool, M. R. Khan, and M. Majid, “Euphorbia dracunculoides L. abrogates carbon tetrachloride induced liver and DNA damage in rats”, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 17, no. 1, 2017.
26. T. Younis, M. R. Khan, M. Sajid, M. Majid, Z. Zahra, and N. A. Shah, “Fraxinus xanthoxyloides leaves reduced the level of inflammatory mediators during in vitro and in vivo studies”, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 16, 2016.
27. M. Sajid, M. R. Khan, N. A. Shah, S. Ullah, T. Younis, M. Majid, B. Ahmad, and D. Nigussie, “Proficiencies of Artemisia scoparia against CCl 4 induced DNA damages and renal toxicity in rat”, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 16, 2016.
28. M. Majid, M. R. Khan, N. A. Shah, I.U. Haq, M. A. Farooq, S. Ullah, A. Sharif, Z. Zahra, T. Younis, and M. Sajid, “Studies on phytochemical, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of Euphorbia dracunculoides,” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 349–364, 2015.
29. S. Ullah, M. R. Khan, N. A. Shah, S. A. Shah, M. Majid, M. A. Farooq, “Ethnomedicinal plant use value in the Lakki Marwat District of Pakistan”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 158, pp. 412-422, 2014.
1. Validating the folklore use of Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. as hepatoprotective agent against hepatomas and liver injuries using in vitro and in vivo modeling in male Sprague Dawley rats (MALTO conference of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Memphis, Tennesse, USA, 2019).
2. Potential Antitumor and Antioxidant Activities of Vincetoxicum Arnottianum against Breast Cancer. (MALTO conference of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Memphis, Tennesse, USA, 2019).
3. Structural analysis and interaction of CYP2D6 with Metoprolol in Hypertension through Bioinformatics tools (Department of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan, 2015).

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