Name: Dr. Irfan Zia Qureshi
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Zoology

Worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Membrane Physiology Laboratory of Dr. Stanley J. White, Department of Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.   
Molecular Neurophysiology (Animal Physiology)
Department of Biomedical Science, Western Bank, Sheffield University, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

M. Phil
Animal Physiology
Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

M. Sc Zoology
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

B. Sc
Zoology, Botany, Chemistry
GORDON College Rawalpindi, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Phone: +92-51 9064-3013
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Animal and Medical Physiology; Molecular and cellular Neuroscience; Animal Behavior; Toxicology; Physical Anthropology.

In Impact Factor International Journals                              12

Total in International and National Journals                       28


A. Full Papers in International Journals (HEC Recognized Impact Factor          W-Category)

1.     Rizwan Masud, Irfan Zia Qureshi (2011). Tetra primer ARMS-PCR relates folate/homocysteine pathway genes and ACE gene polymorphism with coronary artery disease. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 355 (1): Page 289-297.

2.     Irfan Zia Qureshi, Sobia Kanwal (2011). Novel role of puberty onset protein kisspeptin as an anticoagulation peptide. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis 22 (1): 40–49.

3.     Faiqah Ramzan, Irfan Zia Qureshi (2011). Intraperitoneal kisspeptin-10 administration induces dose-dependent degenerative changes in maturing rat testes. Life Sciences 88: (5-6): 246–256.

4.     Irfan Zia Qureshi, Tariq Mahmood (2011). Prospective role of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in attenuating hexavalent chromium-induced functional and cellular damage in rat thyroid. Toxicology and Industrial Health 26(6) 349-359.

5.     Tariq Mahmood, Irfan Zia Qureshi, Muhammad Javed Iqbal (2010). Histopathological and biochemical changes in rat thyroid following acute exposure to hexavalent chromium. Histology and Histopathology 25: 1355-1370.

6.     Fehmi Aziz, Zahid Mehboob, Samina Jalali, S. A. Shami and Irfan Zia Qureshi (2009). Effect of Organophosphate Pesticide Malathion on in-vitro Oocyte Maturation, Fertilization and Embryo Development of Nili Ravi Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser., No.9, pp. 0-0, (RM-SPJZ-41). (In Press).

7.     Irfan Zia Qureshi, Martin E. Atkinson (2009). Effect of culture substrata and fibroblast inhibitors: trigeminal ganglion axon outgrowth revisited. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 42(4): 351-364.

8.     Fozia Aziz, Irfan Zia Qureshi (2008). Clinical and cytogenetic analyses in Pakistani Leukemia patients. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 40(3): 147-157.

9.     Tariq Mahmood, Irfan Zia Qureshi, Muhammad Sajid Nadeem, Mumtaz Ahmed Khan. (2008). Hexavalent chromium toxicity in pituitary and thyroid glands. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 40(2): 91-97.

10.  Irfan Zia Qureshi, Kausar Abid, Abid Latif and Fareeha Ambreen. (2007). Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors impair recombinant human erythropoietin induced erythropoiesis in patients with chronic renal failure. Saudi Medical Journal. 28(2): 193-196.

11.  Muhammad Wasif Malik., Najma Ayub. Irfan Zia Qureshi. (2006). Passive immunization using purified IgYs against infectious bursal disease of chickens in Pakistan. Journal of Veterinary Science. Korea 7(1):43-46.

12.  Alex H. Beesley., Irfan Z. Qureshi., Aukje N. Giesberts., Andrew J. Parker and Stanley J. White. (1999). Expression of Sulphonylurea receptor protein in mouse kidney. European Journal of Physiology, Pfluggers Archives, Springer-Verlag 438: 1-7. Published in Germany (Berlin/ Heidelberg)       

B. Full Papers in International Journals (HEC Recognized Non-Impact Factor   X Category)

1.     Saima Yousaf, Tariq Mahmood, Muhammad Rais and Irfan Zia Qureshi (2011). Population Dynamics and Food Habits of Ranid Frogs in the Rice-Based Cropping System in Gujranwala Region. Asian Herpetological Research Vol:1(2): 123-130.

2.     Sajid Mehmood, Tariq Mahmood, Muhammad Rais, Irfan Zia Qureshi and Muhammad Sajid Nadeem. (2010). Comparative Study on Population and Habitat of the Grey and Black Francolins; Francolinus pondicerianus and Francolinus francolinus in Lehri Nature Park, Punjab, Pakistan. Podoces Vol:5(1) pp:42-53.

3.     Irfan Z Qureshi, Fareeha A, Wajid A. Khan. (2010). Technique for processing and preservation of human amniotic membrane for ocular surface reconstruction. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 69: 763-766.

4.     Irfan Zia Qureshi, Martin E. Atkinson. (2007). Developing chicken trigeminal ganglia show varying patterns of axon outgrowth following ablation in vivo of the maxillary and mandibular target tissues. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 39(6): 389-399.

5.     Irfan Zia Qureshi, Shabana Ayub and Fareeha Ambreen. (2006). Effect of overweight and obesity on liver function in a sample from Pakistani population. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 38(1): 49-54.                                                          

6.     Furhan Iqbal, Irfan Zia Qureshi and Muhammad Ali. (2005). Histopathological changes in the liver of a farmed Cyprinid fish, Cprinus carpio, following exposure to nitrate. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 37(4): 297-300.

7.     Irfan Z. Qureshi., M. A. Hafeez and S. A. Shah. (1995). Hematological responses of the Fish, Cyprinion Watsoni, to hypoxia, anemia and hyperthermia. Pakistan J. Zoology, 27 (3): 219-227. 

C. Full Papers in National Journals (HEC Recognized Non-Impact Factor    Y-Category)

1.          Seema Waheed, Irfan Zia Qureshi, Fareeha Ambreen. A study on the dream contents of Pakistani subjects. Proceedings Pakistan Academy of Sciences 44(1):1-8. (2007).

2.          Hashmi, IU., Bukhari MH., Tayyab M., Qureshi GR., Irfan Zia., Chaudhary, NA and Riaz S. Evaluation of nucleolar organizer region in normal brain tissues and astrocytic gliomas. Biomedica 22: 41-47. (2006).                                                               

3.          Akbar Nawaz Khan, Fareeha Ambreen, Irfan Zia Qureshi Hyperglycemia and in-hospital outcomes after first myocardial infarction. Rawal Medical Journal 31(2): 55-57. (2006).

4.          Ihsanullah Hashmi., Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, M Tayyab, M Riaz Hussain, Irfan Zia, N A Chaudhary., G R Qureshi and S Riaz. Statistical analysis of astrocytic glioma. Annals of KEMC., Lahore. 11(4): 485-488. (2005).                                     

5.          Irfan Zia Qureshi., Muhammad Nasir Khan Khattak and Fareeha Ambreen. Diabetes mellitus and risk of developing transitional cell carcinoma of urinary bladder. Scientific Khyber 18(2):151-160. (2005).

6.          Furhan Iqbal, Irfan Zia Qureshi and Muhammad Ali. Histopathological changes in the kidney of common carp, Cprinus carpio, following nitrate exposure. Journal of Research (Science): 15(4): 411-418. (2004).                               

7.          Shafiqur-Rehman, Irfan Zia Qureshi Prevalence of microvascular complications among diabetic patients. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research. 43 (4). 163-165. (2004).

8.          Hashmi, I and Qureshi, I. Z. Evaluation of argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions: Variation and distribution among astrocytoma grades. Proceedings Pakistan Academy of Sciences. 39(2): 141-150. (2002).                                    

9.          Rashid, A., Adnan, M.N., Qureshi, I. Z. and Arshad, M. Toxicological indicators of the Islamabad city waste. The Science. 16 (1): 381-384. (2001). 


Abstracts Published in International Journals

1. I. Z. Qureshi., A. N. Giesberts and S. J. White. Immunohistochemical localization of sulpnonylurea receptors SUR2A and SUR2B in the rat kidney. Proceedings of the Physiological Society. USA. Journal of Physiology (Lond) 243P. (1998).                                                           

2. I. Z. Qureshi., A. H. Beesley., A. N. Giesberts., A. J. Parker and S. J. White. Expression of sulphonylurea receptor (SUR) mRNA and proteins in mouse kidney. Journal of American Society of Nephrology. USA. 943A. (1998).   


Abstracts Presented in International Conferences

  1. Fareeha Ambreen and Irfan Zia Qureshi (2011). WASET Winter Conference in Dubai, January 25-27, 2011.
  2. Irfan Zia Qureshi, Fareeha Ambreen and Wajid Ali Khan (2010). Technique for processing and presentation of human amniotic membrane for ocular surface reconstruction. International Conference on neural networks. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 2010. 763-766 (Held at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 28-30, 2010).
  3. Sobia Kanwal and Irfan Zia Qureshi (2009). Anticoagulatory role of kisspeptin: a small Kiss-1- derived peptide. ABSKW-7BNTA-H7R77-2JC45 to be presented at 8TH Australian Peptide Conference, Couran Cove, Australia. 18-20 October, 2009.
  4. Fehmi Aziz, Zahid Mehboob, Samina Jalali, S. A. Shami and Irfan Zia Qureshi (2009). Effect of organophosphate pesticide malathion on in-vitro oocyte maturation, fertilization and embryo development of Nili Ravi Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). To be presented at 6th Asian Buffalo Congress, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan. 27-30 October 2009.
  5. Tariq Mahmood, Irfan Zia Qureshi. Ascorbic acid attenuates hexavalent chromium-induced histomorphological changes in rat thyroid Presented at 29th Pakistan Congress of Zoology. (International) February (2009).
  6. Tariq Mahmood, Irfan Zia Qureshi, Muhammad Javed Iqbal.  Ultrastructural changes in the rat thyroid following administration of hexavalent chromium. CBGP-11. Presented at 28th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International) March 18-20 (2008).
  7. Saiqa Amir, Irfan Zia Qureshi and Saba Naseem et al. Significant alteration in the levels of selected electrolytes and trace elements as a result of acute toxicological exposure to combined metal salts of cobalt and manganese in laboratory rats. International Research Conference on life sciences, organized by University of Lahore. October 27-28th (2008).
  8. Fareeha Ambreen and Irfan Zia Qureshi. Anti-coagulatory role of an ergot-mesylate: hydergine. 1st South Asian Conference of Physiological Societies & 11th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Physiological Society on Physiology updates, trends, oppertunites & challenges. November 10-12, (2008).         
  9. Samina Naeem Khalid, Fareeeha Ambreen, Irfan Zia Qureshi. Symptomatic and biochemical presentation of polycystic ovarian syndrome and its treatment: a hospital based study of Pakistani population. (Abstract). Presented at 5th IBCAST international conference on applied sciences and technology held on 8-11 January 2007 at CESAT, Islamabad, Pakistan. (2006).
  10. Audil Rashid, Irfan Z. Qureshi and Faiza Naseem. Ethical bindings and social implications in reporting HIV/AIDS in Pakistan. (2006). Presented in HUG conference, Switzerland.
  11. Audil Rashid, Mian Nazish Adnan and Irfan Zia Qureshi Declining health conditions of an isolated community and its uplift through management of ecosystem resources. Abstract/Poster presented jointly at International Forum on “Ecosystem approaches to human health” held in Canada, May 18-23. (2003). Presented in Montreal, Canada.


Abstracts Presented in National Conferences

  1. Irfan Zia Qureshi and Martin E. Atkinson. Axon and Schwann cell outgrowth from mouse intact trigeminal ganglia cultured in isolation at the earliest stages of development and their dependence on neuron-derived neuregulins for outgrowth and survival. 9TH Biennial Conference on Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, organized by PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. December 17-20, (2008).
  2. Irfan Zia Qureshi and Tariq Mahmood. Biochemical and molecular changes in the thyroid following hexavalent chromium administration. 9TH Biennial Conference on Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, organized by PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. December 17-20, (2008).
  3. Irfan Zia Qureshi, Tariq Mehmood, Sobia Kanwal.  Assessment of therapeutic efficacy of anti-hypertensive and anti-diabetic drugs in hypertensive macoalbumineuric type-II diabetic patients. 9TH Biennial Conference on Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, organized by PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. December 17-20, (2008).
  4. Jamil, J., Amir, M., Kanwal, S., Akhtar, R., Asghar, S., Amir, A., Ambreen, F., Ramzan, F., Mehmood, T., Qureshi, I.Z. Can combined exposure to heavy metals be more toxic to life forms?. Presented at 3rd National Conference on Agriculture and Animal Sciences held at Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam on November 21-23. (2006).

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