Muhammad Ayaz


Academic & Professional Qualification:
•    2013-16 PhD  in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacology) from University of Malakand, Pakistan.
•    2008-2009 M.Phil in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacology), University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
•    2001-2005 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) from University of Malakand  with 1st Division
•    2000 “Intermediate in Science (Pre-Medical)” from BISE Swat with 1st Division.
•    1999 “Secondary School Certificate” from BISE Swat with 1st Division.

Pharmacy Council of Pakistan Registration No: 1138-A/2007-PC
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•    Gold medalist of pharmacy department University Of Malakand for the session 2001-2005
•    Got outstanding reviewer award (2016) from Elsevier in recognition of services as best reviewer for phytomedicine journal.

Professional Experience:  

Department of Pharmacy , University of Malaknd, Pakistan.
          Position             :          Lecturer Pharmacy Department (Regular)
           Duration            :           29 July 2013 to till date    

Department of Pharmacy , Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat, Pakistan.
          Position             :          Lecturer Pharmacy Department (Regular)
           Duration            :           December 1st, 2010 to 28 July 2013

Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre Peshawar.
          Position             :         In charge OPD Pharmacy
           Duration            :        December 15,  2008 to Nov 2009

Department of Pharmacy , University of Malaknd, Pakistan.

           Position               :        Lecturer under NIP programme
            Duration              :        August 2007 to July 2008.

NovaMed Pharmaceuticals Lahore Pakistan.

          Position                :       Production pharmacist
           Duration               :       April 2006 to October 2007

Projects and Professional trainings:

•    Evaluation of antidepressants on bacterial resistance to antibiotics (M.Phil Project).
•    Phytochemical studies, Evaluations of anti-Alzheimer and anti-cancer potentials of Polygonum hydropiper L. (PhD Project).
•    Rational use of anti-asthmatic drugs in teaching hospitals of Swat (Pharm-D Project).
•    Two months training at CCL Pharmaceuticals Lahore (B.Pharm Project)

Research Interest.

•    Preliminary Pharmacological Screening of non antibiotics (i.e. Antidepressants, phenothiazenes and natural compounds) for their intrinsic antibacterial activities.
•    Screening of these drugs as potential efflux pump inhibitors.

•    Preliminary Pharmacological Screening of natural products or pure compounds using standard bioassays' techniques for their antibacterial, antifungal, cytotoxic, phytotoxic, insecticidal, anthalmintic, antispasmodic, antioxidant, enzyme inhibition and anti-lashmenial  activities.
•    Activity guided isolation of bioactive compounds
•    Phytotherapy for Alzheimer using in vitro and in vivo models.
•    Anticancer evaluations of natural compounds against cell lines


Department of Pharmacy, University of Malakand, Chakdara Dir (L), KP 18000, Pakistan.

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