Dr. Shahzad Akbar
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Dr. Shahzad Akbar 
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Pathologic Sciences 
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Degree From To Major Institute/University
Ph.D,Post-Doctorate, Chinese President Outstanding talent award-2019. 2019 2020 Pathologic sciences University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
PGT 2017 2017 Vaccinology Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Japan
Ph.D (TWAS-CNPq Award 2013-2015). 2013 2015 Pathology State University of Londrina Parana, Brazil
M.Sc (Hons) (Quid-I-Azam Aligarh Scholarship Award) 2005 2007 Microbiology Sind Agriculture University Tandojam
DVM,M.Phil, Ph.D, PGD, Post-Doc (Gold Medallist) Izaz-I-Sabqat (Presidential Award by President of I 2001 2004 Veterinary & Animal Sciences Sind Agriculture University Tandojam, State University of Londrina, Brazil, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine-Japan, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences-China.
Designation Organization From To
Director ORIC-UPR University of Poonch Rawalakot May,2021 October,2021
Associate Professor University of Poonch Rawalakot February,2021 March,2021
Assistant Professor The University of Poonch, Rawalakot May,2017 February,2021
Director ORIC University of Poonch Rawalakot June,2018 October,2019
Lecturer The University of Poonch, Rawalakot December,2017 May,2017
Lecturer The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad April,2007 March,2017
Lecturer Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan December,2005 December,2006
Research Projects
Title Description Sponsoring agency Amount
Establishment of new drug screening models against Tuberculosis including creating novel recombinan 120001/2019-1 UCAS 11.3 Millions Chinese Yuan
Laboratory Diagnosis of Zoonotic Tuberculosis; A public health concern related to one health PSF/CP/Res/AJK-PU/22 Pakistan Science Foundation 50,000
Development of recombinant Epsilon Toxoid vaccine for Enterotoxaemia in sheep PSF/Res/CP/AJK-PU/Bio (675) Pakistan Science Foundation 9.7 Million
Effect of Fumonisin B1 and ochratoxin-A on immune system/immune response and serum levels in chicken 190061/2012-0 TWAS-CNPq 4.9 Million USD
Studies on intravenous anaesthesia with propofol, thiopentone sodium and ketamine hydrochloride No.3046-66/DASR/2011) UAJK 150000
Capacity Institute/University
Member Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council
Member Pakistan Biological Safety Association
Member Pakistan Wild Life Foundation
Research Fellow Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan.
Researcher University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Life Member World Poultry Science Association
Member American Society for Microbiology
Member The Society for Theriogenology & Reproductive Medicine
Member Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan
Member International Society for Development and Sustainability.
Pei Yu, Zijian Liu, Zhuoqi Zhu, Jiaqing Yang, Min Deng, Mingxiao Chen, Changchun Lai, Weiya Kong, Shilong Xiong , Li Wan, Weikang Mai, Lu Chen, Yu Lei, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Jianfeng Ruan g, An Kang, Xuguang Guo, Qiang Zhou, Wenrui Li, Zheng Chen, Yuemei Liang, Pingchao Li, Lei Zhang j, Tianxing Ji (2022). Omicron variants breakthrough infection elicited higher specific memory immunity than third dose booster in healthy vaccines. Virologica Sinica doi.org/10.1016/j.virs.2022.12.008(I.F:6.947)
Zhang L, Yang J, Lai C, Wan L, Xiong S, Kong W, Liu Z, Yu P, Chen M, Mai W, Khan SA, Deng M, Chen L, Lei Y, Zhou Q, Yu N, Li P, Chen Z and Ji T (2022) Immunity against Delta and Omicron variants elicited by homologous inactivated vaccine booster in kidney transplant recipients. Front. Immunol. 13:1042784. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.1042784 (I.F: 8.90)
Saiqa Bashir, Muhammad Siddique Awan, Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh, Ravi Naidu, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Nagina Rafique, Shaista Ali, Imran Hayat, Imtiaz Hussain, Muhammad Zubair khan (2022).In-vivo (Albino Mice) and in-vitro assimilation and toxicity of zinc oxide nano particles in food materials. International Journal of Nanomedicine. (I.F: 7.03)
Faisal Rasool,Zaheer Ahmed Nizamani, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad,Fahmida Parveen, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Naveed Sabir (2022).Phytotoxicological study of selected poisonous plants from Azad Jammu & Kashmir.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263605.(I.F:3.24).
Muhammad NaveedAnwar, RaheelaAkhtar, MuhammadAbid, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Zaib- Ur-Rehman, Muhammad Tayyub, Muhammad Irfan Malik, Muhammad Khurram Shahzad, Hadia Mubeen, Muhammad Shahzad Qadir, Muddassar Hameed, Abdul Wahaab, Zong jie Li, Ke Liu, Bei bei Li, Yafeng Qiu, ZhiyongMa, JianchaoWei.(2022).The interactions of flaviviruses with cellular receptors: Implications for virus entry.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2022.02.001. (I.F: 3.616).
Gift Chiwala, Zhiyong Liu, Julius N.Mugweru, Bangxing Wang,Shahzad Akbar Khan,Petuel Ndip,Buhari Yusuf,H.M. Adnan Hameed, Cuiting Fang, Yaoju Tan , Ping Guan, Jinxing Hu, Shouyong Tan, Jianxiong Liu, Nanshan Zhong, Tianyu Zhang.(2021).A recombinant selective drug-resistant M. bovis BCG enhances the bactericidal activity of a second-line anti-tuberculosis regimen.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2021.112047. (I.F: 6.529).
Tarique Hussain, Ghulam Murtaza,Dildar H.Kalhoro,Muhammad S.Kalhoro, El sayed Metwally, Muhammad I.Chughtai,Muhammad U.Mazhar,Shahzad A.Khan. (2021).Relationship between Gut microbiota and host-metabolism: Emphasis on hormones related to reproductive function.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aninu.2020.11.005. (I.F: 4.492).
Zafran Khan, Dawood Ghafoor, Asaf Khan, Daniya Ualiyeva, Shahzad Akbar Khan,Hazrat Bilal, Babar Khan, Ayub Khan, Wasim Sajjad. (2020).Diagnostic approaches and potential therapeutic options for coronavirus disease(COVID-19).https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2020.100770.(I.F: 1.60).
Wei Yu , Gift Chiwala , Yamin Gao, Zhiyong Liu , Sanjeep Sapkota, Zhili Lu a,b , Lingmin Guo, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Nanshan Zhong, Tianyu Zhang. (2020).TB47 and clofazimine form a highly synergistic sterilizing block in a second-line regimen for tuberculosis in mice.Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2020.110782 (I.F: 4.454).
Ji T, Liu Z, Wang G, Guo X, Khan SA, Lai C, Chen H, Huang S, Xia S, Chen B, Jia H, Chen Y, Zhou Q. (2020). Detection of COVID-19: A review of current literature and future perspectives. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2020.112455.(IF=10.257).
Hussain T, Tan B, Murtaza G, Liua G, Rahu N, Kalhoro MS, Kalhoro DH, Adebowale TO, Mazhar MU, Rehman ZU, Martínezh Y, Khan SA, Yin Y. (2020). Flavonoids and type 2 diabetes: Evidence of e?cacy in clinical and animal studies and delivery strategies to enhance their therapeutic e?cacy. Pharmacological Research. (IF=5.57)
Wang S,Yu W,Liu Z,Cai X,Zeng S, Zhang J, Gao Y, Tan Y, Cao Z, Guo L, Hameed HMA, Khan SA, Khan Z,Tian X,Fang C, Islam MM, Sapkota S,Guan P,Zhang T.(2020). Rapid, serial, non-invasive quantification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in live mice with a selectable marker-free autoluminescent strain. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2020.112396. (IF=10.257)
Saleem S, Ashfaq K, Khan SA,Saqib M, Kulyar FEA, Mehmood M, Khalid A.(2020). Comparative efficacy of manuka honey and povidone gel on healing of induced incisional wounds in rabbits. Pure and Applied Biology. 1385-1395.
Ahmad B, Hanif Q, Wei X, Zhang L, Sabir N, Li Z, Cheng J, Khan SA, Basit A, Shahid M, Rehman AU, Si D, Zhang R .(2020). In vitro Impact of Yeast Expressed Hybrid Peptide CATH-2TP5 as a Prophylactic Measure Toward Sepsis and Inflammation.Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.00454. (IF=5.122)
Aslam A, Khan SA, Tunio MT, Shehzad M.(2020). Hematobiochemical alterations and gross pathology of liver fluke infestation in goat (Capra hircus) in Poonch Azad Kashmir. Pure and Applied Biology. 595-604.
Ji T, Liu Y, Li Y ,Khan SA, Zhou Q , Chen B ,Lin Z, Wang X, Ye X, Zheng X, Chen L, Feng L. (2020). Molecular typing and genomic characteristic of human adenoviruses in Datong, Northern China. Journal of Medical Virology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26203. (IF: 2.04).
Ma FF, Zhi C, Wang M, Li T, Khan SA, Ma Z, Jing Z, Chen B, Zhou Q, Xia S, Huang S, Huang S, Zhang Z, Jia H, Cui X, Yao M, Ji T.(2020). Dysregulated NF-?B signal promotes the hub gene PCLAF expression to facilitate nasopharyngeal carcinoma proliferation and metastasis. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy. 125:109905. 10.1016/j.biopha.2020.109905. (IF:4.545
Ahmad B, Hanif Q, Xubiao W, Lulu Z, Shahid M, Dayong S, Rijun Z. (2020). Expression and Purification of Hybrid LL-37T?1 Peptide in Pichia pastoris and Evaluation of Its Immunomodulatory and Anti-inflammatory Activities by LPS Neutralization. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 10.3389/fphar.2020.00461. (IF:4.400)
Ghalib AU, Hussain T, Wajid A, Ali A, Ali A, Kuthu ZH, Khan SA and Abbas K. (2020). Polymorphic variation and phylogeny of the myostatin gene in wild Punjab Urial (Ovis vignei punjabiensis). Pure and Applied Biology. Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp1596-1602.
Shahid RA, Khan SA, Chaudhary ZA and Shah MAA. (2019).Amelioration of pathological effects of Newcastle disease by Aloe vera. Pure and Applied Biology.Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp290-302.
Munir RD, Khan SA, Hussain A, Din AMU, Rasool F, Awan K, Kuthu ZH, Shah SRA,Shah SKA.(2019).Phytase gene isolation from bacteria obtained from hot springs of ajk. Pakistan Journal of Science .71(1) 04-10. HEC Recognized.
Khan SA, Venancio EJ, Ono MA, Fernandes EV, Hirooka EY, Shimizu CF, Oba A, Flaiban KKMC, Itano EN.(2019).Effects of Subcutaneous Ochratoxin-A Exposure on Immune System of Broiler Chicks. Toxins. doi: 10.3390/toxins11050264. (IF:3.895).
Shahid RA, Khan SA, Chaudhary ZA, Shah MAA.(2019).Amelioration of pathological effects of Newcastle disease by Aloe vera Pure Appl. Biol., 9(1): 290-302. HEC Recognized
Khan SA, Ahmed N, Tunio MT.(2019).Incidence of liver fluke infestation and pathological examination in sheep (Ovis aries) in Mirpur Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Pure and Applied Biology. 8(1) pp750-761. HEC Recognized.
Khan MS, Bhutto MB,Khan SA, Awan K, Shah SRA., Shah SKA.(2019).Epidemiological study on tick infestation in indigenous and cross breed cattle in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Science. 71(2) 63-68. HEC Recognized.
Razzaq M, Khan SA, Abbasi ZA, Ahmed T. (2018).Feedback inhibition of cellulolytic enzymes during saccharification of cellulosic biomass in order to enhance the productivity. Pure and Applied Biology.07(3) 1052-1063.HEC Recognized.
Naseer Z, Ahmad E, ?ahiner HS, Epikmen ET, Fiaz M, Yousuf MR, Khan SA, Serin ?, Ceylan A, Aksoy M. (2018).Dietary quercetin maintains the semen quality in rabbits under summer heat stress. Theriogenology.doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology ( I.F: 2.25).
Khan SA, Venancio EJ, Fernandes EV, Hirooka EY, Oba A, Flaiban KKMC, Itano EN.(2018).Low Doses of Ochratoxin-A Decrease IgY and IgA Production in Broiler Chicks.http://doi.org/10.2174/1573405614666180718123533 (IF:3.895).
Nazir A, Memon AU. Khan SA, Kuthu ZH, Rasool F, Ahmed Z, Ahmed I, Shamim A and Aziz A. (2017).Study on the Effects of Antibiotic (Lincomycin) and Feed Additive (Niacin) on the Growth of Broilers. Global Veterinaria 18 (5): 335-342, 2017.
Ahmed Z, Khan SA, Nawaz M, Shamim A, Waqas M, Mohi-uddin I, Ahmed I, Kuthu ZH, Rasool F. (2017).Effect of slow release urea supplementation (optigen®) on the production performance of Kaghani Sheep. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci.05(4) 155-159.
Sabir N, Chaudhry ZA, Aslam A, Muhammad K, Shahid M, Hussain A, Khan SA, Ahmad I.(2017).A study on prevalence and molecular characterization of trypanosomal species infecting equines in Lahore region, Pakistan.J Parasit Dis. doi: 10.1007/s12639-017-0972-9.96-101.(I.F:0.20)
Khan SA, Muhammad S, Khan MM, Khan MT.(2015).Study on the Prevalence and Gross Pathology of Liver Fluke Infestation in Sheep in and Around Quetta District, Pakistan. Adv Ani Vet Sci.3(3): 151-155.
Kuthu ZH, Javed K, Hussain A, Khan SA. (2015).Genetic Evaluation of Post-Weaning Growth Traits in Teddy Goats. J D Vety Ani Res. 02(2)1-7.
Khan SA, Venancio EJ, Hirooka EY, Rigobello F, Ishikawa A, Nagashima LA Oba A, Itano EN. (2015).Avian Ochratoxicosis -A review.Afr J Microbiol.3216-3219.(I.F:0.565)
Shah M, Qureshi MS, Muhammad D, Iqbal M, Farid K, kaleem K, Akbar S. (2014).Effect of different feed combinations on milk composition and blood metabolites.J.Anim. Health.Produc. 22(1).
Waqas M, Khan MS, Durrani AZ, Khan MA, Avais M, Khan SA, Rehman SU, Hussain A, Nasir A, Hussain A, Santos FC. (2014).Prevalence of Gastrointestinal parasites, chemotherapy and haematology of Strongylosis in Donkeys of District Lahore Pakistan. Int J Curr Microbiol & App Sci 3(7): 198-207.
Majeed S, Khan SA, Ahmed G, Khan MM, Khan MT.(2014).Production and Evaluation of Milk Powder at Laboratory Scale Level through Roller-Drying Systems. G V.13 (4): 633-639.
Ahmed I, Khan SA, Hussain A, Sabir N, Ahmed G, Awan K.(2014).Effect of Supplementation of Ration with Neem Seed Cake on the Growth of Broilers. G V.13 (3): 414-418.
Bashir S, Awan MS, Khan SA, Suthar V, Khan MM, Khan MT. (2014).Microbiological Quality Evaluation of Raw Milk Consumed in and Around Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.Int J Microbiol Res.5 (2): 112-116.
Nisar M, Ahmed MD, Mushtaq MH, Khan SA, Hussain A, Ali MA, Abbas M, Nabi H, Khan MM, Khan MT. (2014).Clinico-epidemiology of shigellosis in children suffering from Diarrhea in District Lahore, Pakistan. Int J Curr Microbiol App Sci. (2014), 3(2): 950-957.
Awan K, Khan SA, Khan MM, Khan MT. (2014).Effect of Age on Physico-Chemical and Sensorial Quality of Buffalo Meat. G V. (2014), 13 (1): 28-32.
Costa TM, Ramos SP, Hidalgo MM, Consolaro A, Khan SA, Itano EN. (2014).Detection of dentin antigenic fractions by salivary immunoglobulin G in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Afr J Biotech. (2014), 13(22): 2282-2287. (I.F. 0.565). (I.F:0.573).
Hussain A, Ahmed MD, Mushtaq MH, Khan MS, Khan, Nisar M. Sabir N, Khan SA. (2013).Antibiogram Analysis of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Mastitic Milk Samples of Buffaloes in District Bhimber Azad Kashmir. Buffalo Bulletin.32(2)1021-1028.(I.F:0.060).
Sasaki AA, Hirooka EY, Ono MA, Kaminami MS, Filho PP, Khan SA, Kawamura O, Ribeiro AB, Fujii S, Itano EN. (2013).Effect of partially purified fumonisins on cellular immune response in experimental murine paracoccidioidomycosis. Afr J of Biotechnol.12(42) 6126-6132.(I.F:0.565).
Khan SA, Qureshi MA, Itano EN, Awan K, Sabir N, Aziz A, Shamim A , Hussain A, Nawaz A, Bakhsh I. (2013).A study on the sterility, safety and purity of Angara disease vaccines.Afr J Microbiol Res. 7(30)3913-3918.(I.F:0.565).
Hussain T, Hussain M, Khan SA, Kausar R, Habib M, Shakoor A and Khanum SA.(2013).Preliminary studies on synchronization of estrus with double injection of prostenol in dwarf does (Capra hircus) and role of macro minerals in estrus. JVMAH Vol. 5(10), pp. 305-307.
Bashir S, Awan MS, Khan SA, Rathore HA, Qureshi MA ,Hussain A, Sabir N, Ahmed G, Aziz A, Shamim A and Awan K, Khoso AN, Marghzani IB, Kathu ZH . (2013).An evaluation of milk quality in and around Rawalakot Azad Kashmir. Afr J F Sci.7(11): 421-427.
Ahmad I, Qureshi TA, Khan SA. (2012).Evaluation of biochemical effects of diclofenac sodium on blood parameters in goats. J Ani Plant Sci. 21(4)1874-1877.(I.F:0.585).
Khan SA, Hussain T, Parkash O, Fazlani SA. (2012).Pathogenicity of recent field isolate of Avian adenovirus serotype-IV of ydropericardium syndrome (Angara disease). Afr J Microbiol Res. 6(20)4332-4335.(I.F:0.533).
Suthar M, Khan SA, Azam M. (2012).The influence of female:male ratio on fertility, hatchability of eggs and chicks livability in Fayoumi chicken. Revista Científica UDO Agrícola 12 (3).
Din AM, Khan SA, Ahmad I, Rind R, Hussain T, Shahid M.(2011).A study on the seroprevalence of brucellosis in human and goat populations of district bhimber, azad jammu and Kashmir. J Ani Plant Sci.21(4) 1117-1124.(I.F:0.585).
Qureshi MA, Khan SA, Shafique M, Sabir N, Ahmed A. (2011).Influence of genetic and nongenetic factors on quatity and quality of wool from sheep reared at rawalakot azad jammu & Kashmir.J Ani Pl Sci.21(1)1007-1012.(I.F: 0.585).
Ahmed G, Khan SA, Khaskheli M, Qureshi MA, Ahmad I. (2011).Production and properties of rennet from buffalo calves abomasam. J Ani Pl Sci. 21(1)888-892.(I.F:0.585).
Ahmad I, Qureshi TA, Khan FA, Khan SA.(2011).Evaluation of biochemical effects of diclofenac sodium in goats.J Ani Pl Sci. (2011), 21(1): 874-877. 21(1)874-877.(I.F:0.585).
Khan MA, Khan SA, Qureshi MA, Ahmed G, Khan MA, Hussain M, Ghulam MG.(2011).Ethnobotany of some useful plants of Poonch Valley Azad Kashmir.J Med Plants Res. 5(26)6140-6151.(I.F:0.879).
Khan SA, Ahmed G, Hussain T, Fazlani SA, Ahmed I, Khan FA. (2011).In vivo pathogenicity of hydropericardium hepatitis syndrome (Angara disease).Afr J Biotechnol. 10(62)13664-13671.(I.F:0.573).
Khan SA, Ujjan N, Ahmed G, Rind MI, Fazlani SA, Faraz S, Ahmed S, Asif M. (2011).Effect of low protein diet supplemented with or without amino acids on the production of broiler. Afr J Biotechnol. 10(49)10058-10065. (I.F:0.573).
Khan SA, Hussain T, Qureshi MA, Ahmed G, Fazlani SA, Ahmed I, Khan FA. (2011).Evaluation of serological response of chicks against angara disease agent through indirect haemaglutination test. Afr J Microbiol.5(23)3991-3993.(I.F:0.563)
Fazlani SA, Khan SA, Faraz S, Awan MS. (2011).Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial species identified from mastitic milk samples of camel.Afr J Biotechnol. 10(15)2959-2964.(I.F:0.573).
Awan MS, Khan SA, Rehman ZU, Saleem A, Rana SM, Rajoka MI. (2010).Influence of nitrogen sources on production of beta-galactosidase by Aspergillus niger. Afr J Biotechnol. 9(20) 2918-2922. (I.F:0.573).
Awan MS, Ayub N, Khan SA, Rehman ZU, Rajoka MI. (2009).Production of Beta-Galactosidase by Deoxyglucose resistant mutant of Aspergillus niger using variouscarbon sources.Pak J Sci. (2009), 61(1): 2918-2922. HEC Recognized
Qureshi MA, Javed K, Jarral ZA, Khan SA.(2008).Environmental factors affecting performance traits of crossbred and local dairy cows at mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir.Pak.j. Agri.Sci.,Vol. 45(2). HEC Recognized.