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DrMuhammad Nasir Khan Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Animal Biotechnology

Research Interests:

  • 1. Neuro-endocrinology, 2. Environmental Toxicology, 3. Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology


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.
Use of aryl gold nanoparticles for delivery of insulin in alloxan induced diabetic mice Amount: 80,000 AED (Submitted to University of Sharjah)
Hussain, M.I., Semreen, M.H., Shanableh, A., Khattak, M.N.K., Saadoun, I., Ahmady, I.M., Mousa, M., Darwish, N., Radeef, W. and Soliman, S.S., 2019. Phenolic Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Different Emirati Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Pits: A Comparative Study. Plants, 8(11), p.497. (IF 3.935 Q1) 2. Dawar FU, Zhao L, Zhou M, Liang R, Gu N, Liu X, Wu Z, Khattak MNK, Mei J, Lin L, Li J. Isolation and characterization of RAG2 from yellow catfish (Tachysurus fulvidraco) and its immune response against bacterial infection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 98: 65-75 (2019) (IF 3.636 Q2 ) 3. Fayyad AM, Khan AA, Abdallah SH, Alomran SS, Bajou K, Khattak MNK. Rosiglitazone enhances browning adipocytes in association with MAPK and PI3-K pathways during the differentiation of telomerase-transformed mesenchymal stromal cells into adipocytes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20 (7), 1618 (2019) (IF 5.923 Q1) 4. Hussain MI, Syed QA, Khattak MNK, Hafez B, Reigosa MJ, El-Keblawy A. Natural product coumarins: biological and pharmacological perspectives. Biologia. 2019 Jul;74(7):863-88. (IF 1.350 Q3) 5. Alam I, Khattak MNK, Mulk S, Dawar FU, Shahi L, Ihsanullah I. Heavy Metals Assessment in Water, Sediments, Algae and Two Fish Species from River Swat, Pakistan. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 2020 Oct;105(4):546-52. (IF 2.151 Q2) 6. Ali A, Khattak MNK, Nawaz MA, Hameed S. Conflicts Involving Brown Bear and Other Large Carnivores in the Kalam Valley, Swat, Pakistan. 2020 (Appeared online before publication) (IF 0.831 Q3) 7. Khattak MNK, Shanableh A, Hussain MI, Khan AA, Abdulwahab M, Radeef W, Samreen MH. Anticancer activities of selected Emirati Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) varieties pits in human triple negative breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells. Saudi journal of biological sciences. 2020 ;27(12):3390-6. (IF 4.219 Q1) 8. Alomran SS, Khattak MNK, Khan AA, Abdallah SH, Fayyad AM, Bajou K. miR-22-3p Suppresses Adipocyte Formation of Telomerase Transformed Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (iMSC3) by Regulating Non-targeted MAPK Signaling Pathway. (IF 0.831 Q3) 9. Anjum S, Khattak MNK, Tsutsui K, Krishna A. RF-amide related peptide-3 (RFRP-3): a novel neuroendocrine regulator of energy homeostasis, metabolism, and reproduction. Molecular Biology Reports. 2021 Feb 10:1-6. (IF 2.316 Q2) 10. AlGhalban FM, Khan AA, Khattak MNK. Comparative anticancer activities of Ficus carica and Ficus salicifolia latex in MDA-MB-231 cells. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 2021 28(6), pp.3225-3234. (IF 4.219 Q1) 11. Dweiri F, Khan SA, Khattak MNK, Saeed M, Zeyad M, Mashaly R, Hamad S. Environment and sustainability approach to manage sweet bakery waste product. Science of The Total Environment. 2021 Jun 10;772:145557. (IF 7.963 Q1) 12. Abdulwahab M, Khan AA, Abdallah SH, Khattak MNK, Workie B, Chehimi MM, Mohamed AA. Arylated gold nanoparticles have no effect on the adipogenic differentiation of MG-63 cells nor regulate any key signaling pathway during the differentiation. BMC research notes. 2021 Dec;14(1):1-7. 13. Khan AA, Khattak MNK, Parambath D, El-Serafi AT. Significant transcriptomic changes are associated with the inhibitory effects of 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine during adipogenic differentiation of MG-63 cells. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 2021 (In Press) (IF 4.219 Q1) 14. Al-Assar NB, Khattak MNK, Mashwani Z, Kanan S, Ullah I, Ali U, KhanAA. Phytochemical profile and antiproliferative activities of acetone extracts of Asplenium polypodioides Blume. and A. dalhousiae Hook. in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 2021 (In Press) (IF 4.219 Q1)
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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