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DrMuhammad Nasir Khan Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Animal Biotechnology

Research Interests:

  • Neuro-endocrinology, Cancer Biology, Environment, Epidemiology

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Ph.D : University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany , ,2010
7.2.2011- 6.2.2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 7.2.2012- 31.8.2016 Assistant Professor (29.1.2015- 23.8.2016 worked as Head of the Department), Department of Zoology, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan 1.9.2016-date Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Organizer of two national conferences on Thyroid and also few workshops on data analysis. Reviewer of the few journals of international repute like South East Asian Journal of Public Health (SEAJPH), Science of the Total Environment, CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets, Acta Endocrinologica and Acta Parasitologica. Attended number of workshops and courses on bio-statistics, use of research techniques and animal handling . Attended international conferences and delivered lectures. Member of Board of studies at Department of Zoology Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and Islamia College University Peshawar. Completed one research project worth Rs 0.5 Million on Iodine nutritional status in Karak and Kohat, Pakistan.
1. Iodine deficiency disorders in districts Kohat and Karak, Pakistan (Completed) 2. "Germplasm resources and immune features of snakehead fish from China and Pakistan" (Submitted)
Reviews: 1. Azizullah A, Khattak MNK, Richter P, Häder DP. Water Pollution in Pakistan, and its Impact on Public Health -A Review. Environment International, 37(2): 479-497 (2011). 2. Dawar FU, Tu J, Khattak MNK, Mei J, Lin L. Cyclophilin A: A Key Factor in Virus Replication and Potential Target for Anti-viral Therapy. Current issues in Molecular Biology 21: 1-20 (2017) 3. Khattak RM, Khattak MNK, Itterman T, Voelzke H. Factors Affecting Sustainable Iodine Deficiency Elimination in Pakistan" Journal of Epidemiology (in Press) Original Contributions (As a Principal or Corresponding Author): 4. Iltaf M, Rehman A, Zahid M, Malik S, Khattak MNK. Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in human population with reference to their contacts with domestic animals in district Mardan, Pakistan. Journal of Animals and Plants Sciences (In press) 5. Naeem M, Khattak RM, Rehman M, Khattak MNK. The role of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and serum lipid profile measurements to detect cardiovascular diseases in type 2 diabetic patients. South East Asia Journal of Public Health 5(2): 30-34 (2015) 6. Mulk S, Korai AL, Azizullah A, Khattak MNK. Decreased fish diversity found near marble industry effluents in River Barandu, Pakistan. Ecotoxicology 25 (1): 132-140 (2016) 7. Khan MF, Khattak MNK, HE D, Liang Y, LI C, Dawar F, Chen Y. The complete mitochondrial genome organization of Schizothorax Plagiostomus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Northern Pakistan. Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 27(5):3630-2 (2016). 8. Khan MF, Khattak MNK, HE D, Liang Y, LI C, Dawar F, Chen Y. The mitochondrial genome of Schizothorax Esocinus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Northern Pakistan. Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 27(5):3772-3 (2016). 9. Dawar FU, Zuberi A, Azizullah A, Khattak MNK. Effects of Cypermethrin on survival and early development of Rohu (Labeo rohita): Biochemical and Morphological aspects. Chemosphere 144, 697-705 (2016). 10. Jahangir M, Khattak RM, Shahab M, Tauseef I, Khattak MNK. Prevalence of goiter and assessment of iodine nutritional status in 6-12 years school going children of district Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Acta Endocrinologica (BUC), 11(3): 337-342 (2015). 11. Mulk S, Azizullah A, Korai AL, Khattak MNK. Impact of Marble Industry Effluents on Water and Sediments quality of River Barandu in district Buner, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187; 8: (2015) 12. Khan MF, Nayyer AQ, Awan SM, Khattak MNK. Comparative Study on the population and habitats of the Francolinus pondicerianus and Francolinus francolinus in Mang Game Reserve, Haripur, Pakistan, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 25(1), 101-107; (2015) 13. Ahmad K, Azizullah A, Shama S, Khattak MNK. Determination of Heavy Metals Contents in Water, Sediments and Fish Tissues (Shizothorax plagiostomus) in River Panjkora at Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186(11), 7357-7366, (2014) 14. Subhan F, Jahangir M, Saira S, Khattak RM, Shahab M, Khattak MNK. Prevalence of goiter and iodine status among 6-12 years school age children in District Kohat, Pakistan. South East Asia Journal of Public Health. 4(2), 42-46: (2014) 15. Saira S, Khattak RM, Rehman A, Khattak MNK. Prevalence of goiter and assessment of iodine status in 6-12 years school children and pregnant women of district Charsaddah, Pakistan. Acta Endocrinologica, 10(1): 65-75: (2014) 16. Khattak MNK, Buchfelder M, Schöfl C, Kleindienst A, Kremenvskaya N. CRH and SRIF have opposite effects on the Wnt/ß-catenin signaling pathway through PKA/GSK-3ß in corticotroph pituitary cells. Cancer Investigation 28(8):797-805: (2010) 17. Khattak MNK, Haq M, Khan A, Cheema A M. Prevalence of endemic goiter and urinary iodine contents in the population of Lawaghar and Chontra areas of district Karak (North Western Frontier Province) Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Scientific Research, 58 (1-2): 1-4: (2006) 18. Khattak MNK, Haq M, Khan MS. Association of cigarette smoking with RBC,s, WBC,s and Hb level in young people. Scientific Khyber, 14(2): 79-86: (2001) Co-Authorship 19. Xiaodan Liu X, Tu J, Yuan J, Liu X, Zhao L, Dawar FU, Khattak MNK, Abeer M. Hegazy,Chen N, , Vikram N. Vakharia, Lin L. Identification and Characterization of MicroRNAs in Snakehead Fish Cell Line upon Snakehead Fish Vesiculovirus Infection. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17(2): 154: (2016) 20. FU Dawar, J Tu, Y Xiong, J Lan, XX Dong, X Liu, MNK Khattak, J Mei, L Lin. Chemotactic Activity of Cyclophilin A in the Skin Mucus of Yellow Catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) and Its Active Site for Chemotaxis International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17 (9), 1422: (2016) 21. Rahman FU, Perveen F, Rauf T, Salim M, Ali Z, Khattak MNK. Mormophometric characters and distribution of bat (Mammalia:Chiroptera) fauna in Northwestern Pakistan. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 25(3 (Suppl 2)):454-460 • (2015). 22. Rashid A, Khattak MNK, Khan MF, Ayaz S, Rehma AU. Gastrointestinal helminthoses: Prevalence and associated risk factors in small ruminants of district Kohat, Pakistan. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 26(4): 956-962: (2016) 23. Saeed K, Khattak MNK, Khan MF, Naz F, Akhtar N. Morphological Characteristics of Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) of District Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 48(5): 1367-1372: (2016) 24. Ud-Din A, Rauf M, Ghafoor S, Khattak MNK, Hameed MW, Shah H, Jan S, Muhammad K, Rehman A, Inamullah. Efficient use of artificial micro-RNA to downregulate the expression of genes at the post-transcriptional level in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics and Molecular Research 15(2): GMR 1502743: (2016) 25. Ahmad T , Jadoon MA, Haroon, Khattak MNK. revalence of sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis at Dargai, District Malakand, Pakistan: A four year retrospective study. Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis 65(2), 461–464: (2016) 26. Ishfaq S, Ali N, Tauseef I, Khattak MNK, Shinwari ZK, Ali MI. Analysis of paint degradation by fungal and bacterial species. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 47(2):753-760: (2015) 27. Sohail M, Khattak MNK, Tauseef I, Korai AL, Shah A, Lashari KH. Ichthyodiversity in relation to physico-chemical parameters of River Swat. Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series). 46(4), 525-530: (2014) 28. Rehman A, Wahab Z, Khattak MNK, Malik S. Frequency of ABO blood groups in Mohmand Agency, FATA, Pakistan. Anthropologist, 18(1), 259-261: (2014) 29. F Iqbal, RM Khattak, S Ozubek, MNK Khattak, A Rasul, M Aktas. Application of the Reverse Line Blot Assay for the Molecular Detec-tion of Theileria and Babesia sp. in Sheep and Goat Blood Samples from Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 8(2): 289-295: (2013) 30. Khattak RM, Ali S, Jahangir M, Khan MN, Rasul A, Iqbal F. Prevalence of Ectoparasites in Wild and Domesticated Grey(Francolinus pondicerianus) and Black Partridges (Francolinus francolinus) from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province of Pakistan. Pakistan Jouranl of Zoology. 44 (5): 1239-1244: (2012) 31. Qureshi IZ, Khattak MNK, Ambareen F. Transitional cell carcinoma of urinary bladder and its association with diabetes mellitus. Scientific Khyber, 18(2): 151-160: (2005).
Teaching is a prophetic profession and it is the way to communicate the knowledge to other people which you have. Through this a teacher improves his own knowledge and guides the students. In modern day Universities it is very much important to prepare the students for the upcoming challenges, therefore I believe that through class teaching students should be prepared not only to understand the existing knowledge rather to create knowledge through research. Therefore, I will let the students know that all the facilities and comfort we have today is the outcome of the hardwork and research of the previous generations. Through research we can communicate the existing knowledge in the form of products and books to the coming generations.
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