Dr. Shakir Ullah

Dr. Shakir Ullah (PhD, Post Doc)
Address: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Khyber Medical university, Peshawar Phase V
Email: shakir.ibms@kmu.edu.pk Contact No. +92-346-9850144
Area of Interest
Neuropharmacology
Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics
Epilepsy
Alzheimer’s Disease
Neurogenetics and Epigenetic
Neuroimmunology
Behavioral studies (Learning and memory) in epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease
in mice and Zebra Fish
Stem Cell and Gene Therapy
Population pharmacokinetics (PkD Modeling)

Expertise
PCR
RT-PCR and qPCR
Flow cytometry
HPLC
Power Lab
Patch Clamp and Local Field
potential (Electrophysiology)
Western Blot
ELISA
EEG
Animal models (Knock out and
Knock Down) development for
epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease
using Zebra Fish and mice
Microscopy (immunofluorescence,
Electron Microscopy)
Micro Array
Cell culturing
ViewPoint and Ethovision
(Behavioral studies)
Stata 13, 16
Graph Pad Prism
SPSS
Minitab
In Silico Drug designing
(softwares)
R Software
NONMEM
Professional Experiences
1- Lecturer in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences December7, 2008 – April 16, 2012
2- Quality Control Analyst, Ipram International Pharmaceutical, Islamabad June 07,
2006-december 31, 2006

3- Hospital Pharmacist, North West General Hospital, Peshawar March 2 ,2014-July 1,
2015

4- Research Associate in project (pharmacogenomics of antiepileptic drugs) at
Khyber Medical University (March 2014-May 2017)
5- Visiting Lecturer in Rehman College of Nursing (July 2015-May 2017)
6- Post doc Shantou University Medical College, China (March 2018-November 2018)
7- Lecture Department of Pharmacy University of Malakand Chakdara (November
2018-up to Now)

Publications
1- Shakirullah, Muhammad Arshad, Sohail afzal, Bahadar zaib and Saba Haq; THE
ASSOCIATION OF NCF1 GENE WITH THE SEVERITY OF MALARIA; BJMP
2011; 4(2) a416.
2- Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Shakir Ullah, Zia Ur Rehman Farooqi, Sadia Anjum, Talha
Shafi, Tahir Ahmed, Muhammad Ashraf, Ishtiaq Qadri. Association of interleukin-10
polymorphism and malarial susceptibility in Pakistani population. Asian Biomedicine
Vol. 6 No. 3 June 2012. (IF=0.221)
3- Shakir Ullah* and Saba Haq. Structure and role of neutrophil cytosol factor 1 (NCF1)
gene in various diseases; African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9 (54), pp. 9286-
9294, 29 December, 2010 ISSN 1684-5315 © 2010 Academic Journals. (IF=0.22)
4- Shakir, Niaz ali, aslam khan and M.Nabi. The Prevalence, Incidence and Etiology of
Epilepsy. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neurology, 2014, Vol. 2,
No. 2, 29-39
Expert in Software and Data Bases
5- Niaz Ali, Ulfat Imran, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Muhammad Nabi, Shakir Ullah, Ismail
Shah, Ghayour Ahmad
. Acute Toxicity And Analgesic Activity Of Crude Flavonoids
Of Achillea Wilhelmsii And Teucrium Stocksianum. KMUJ 2016; 8 (1). (Category
X)
6- Niaz Ali1*, Robina Begum1, Muhammad Saleh Faisal1, Aslam Khan1, Muhammad Nabi1,
Gulfam Shehzadi1, Shakir Ullah1 and Waqar Ali2. Current statins show calcium channel
blocking activity through voltage gated channels. BMC Pharmacology and
Toxicology (2016) 17:43. (IF=2.288)
7- Shakirullah Shakir, Niaz Ali, Zia Udin, Haleema Nazish , Muhammad Nabi. Vitamin B
6 and homocysteine levels in carbamazepine treated epilepsy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Afri
Health Sci. 2017;17(2): 559-565.
(IF=0.666)
8- Ziaullah*, Zia Ud Din**, Shakir Ullah. Sources of Stress for Nursing Students during Clinical
Practice (A Quantitative Analysis at A Public Hospital of District Swat, Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa). International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 7 (9); 2017.
(IF=3.8)
9- Shakir Ullah, Niaz Ali and Haleema Nazish. Carbamazepine Verses Valproic Acid
as Monotherapy in Epileptic Patients. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons
Pakistan 2018, Vol. 28 (5): 357-360. (IF=0.554)
10- Shakir Ullah 1,2*, Niaz Ali 1, Adnan Khan 3, Saad Ali 3 and Haleema Rehana Nazish 1. The
Epidemiological Characteristics of Epilepsy in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Pakistan.2018; Front. Neurol. 9:845. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00845 (IF=3.552)
11- Haleema Rehana Nazish 1, Niaz Ali1 , Shakir Ullah1,2*.The possible effect of SCN1A and
SCN2A genetic variants on carbamazepine response among Khyber Pakhtunkhwa epileptic
patients, Pakistan. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2018:14 1–9. (IF= 1.952)
12- Shakir Ullah1†, Niaz Ali1*†, Adnan Khan2, Saad Ali2, Haleema Rehana Nazish1 and Zia Uddin1.
Epilepsy control with carbamazepine monotherapy from a genetic perspective. BMC
Pharmacology and Toxicology (2018) 19:73 (IF=2.282)
13- Mehreen Ghias1*, Mohammad Shoaib1, Syed Wadood Ali Shah1, Muhammad Naveed Umar2,
Shakir Ullah1, Niaz Ali3, Ismail Shah4 and Shafiullah1. Nootropic effects of synthetic
flavonoid derivatives on scopolamine induced memory impairment in mice via cholinesterase
inhibition and antioxidant system. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., Vol.32, No.5(Suppl), September 2019,
pp.2325-2332 (IF=0.569)
14- Syed Wadood Ali Shah1*, Mehreen Ghias1, Mohammad Shoaib1, Niaz Ali2, Ismail Shah3,
Muhammad Naveed Umar4, Syed Muhammad Mukarram Shah5, Syed Muhammad Hassan
Shah6, Wali Khan7, Shahzeb Khan1, Tour Jan8, Saeed Ahmad7, Shakir Ullah1 and
Shafiullah1.Antidiabetic potential of flavonoids from Artemisia macrocephalla
Jaquem in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats: Pharmacological and biochemical approach.
Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., Vol.32, No.6(Suppl), November 2019, pp.2865-2871. (IF=0.569).
15- Nazish Farooq 1, 2, Niaz Ali3*, Shakir Ullah3,4*. Evaluation of Hematological Parameters in
the context of Genetic prospective in Epileptic Patients of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 2019:12 377–385 (IF= 2.721)
16- Muhammad Nabi1, Niaz Ali1*, Bilal Shams2, Ghayour Ahmed3, Muhammad Jalat Shah1,
Shakir Ullah1,4, Mohammad Shoaib4 and Syed Wadood Ali Shah4. Relaxant activity of
different fractions of fruits of Rosa moschata J. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., Vol.33, No.2(Suppl),
March 2020, pp.895-900. (IF=0.569).
17- Muhammad Kamran,1 Rehana Kousar,2 Shakir Ullah,3 Siraj Khan,1
Muhammad Farooq Umer,1 Haroon Ur Rashid,1 Muhammad Ijaz Khan Khattak ,1,4
and Mujeeb Ur Rehman 1. Taxonomic Distribution of Medicinal Plants for Alzheimer’s
Disease: A Cue to Novel Drugs. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
Volume 2020, Article ID 7603015, 15 pages (Category X)
18- Ali, N., N.- Ain, M. Nabi, Z. Subhan, S. Ullah, U. Sultana, and B. Shams. “ACUTE
TOXICITY AND ANTINOCICEPTIVE ACTIVITY OF SAPONINS RICH FRACTION OF
DIOSCOREA DELTOIDEA (WALL)”. KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL,
Vol. 12, no. 2, June 2020, doi:10.35845/kmuj.2020.19787. (Category X)
Workshops, Conferences & Seminars Attended
❖ Paper presentation in 34th National conference of research association of pathology
King Edward Medical University Lahore
❖ 6th Annual Health Research Conference 2015 Khyber Medical University
❖ A Work Shop on Systemic Review/Meta-analysis (3CME)
❖ Workshop on SPSS for clinician Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar (Neurology
Department)
❖ Workshop on next generation sequencing Khyber Medical University Peshawar
❖ Poster presentation in 6th Annual Health Research Conference Khyber Medical
University
❖ Workshop on practical application of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
in 7th Annual Health Research Conference 2016
❖ Workshop on writing grant wining projects in 7th Annual Health Research Conference
2016
❖ Full command on STATA, Minitab, SPSS and Graph Pad Prism (statistical softwares)
❖ Workshop on HPLC and facilitator in 8th Annual Health Research (one way to health)
Conference 2017
❖ 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ICQAHE)
held on December 18-19, 2017
❖ 4th invention to innovation summit KP 2018/22-23 November, 2018/ CECOS
University, Peshawar
❖ 1st National workshop on Molecular biology tools and techniques November. 12-14,
2018 University of Malakand
Reviewer
❖ Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetic Dove Medical Press
❖ Frontier Pharmacology
❖ Frontier Neurology

Designation: 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: 
Pharmacology
Qualification: 
PhD
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