Name: Dr. Saeed-ul-Hassan Khan
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Zoology

Qualifications: DVM: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
MSc (Hons): University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
MPhil: University of Cambridge, UK
PhD: University of Leicester, UK
Post-doc: University of Sheffield, UK
Post-doc: Durham University, UK

Phone: +92-51 9064-3230
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Microbial diseases of livestock and humans


Bano R, Shamas S, Khan SU, Shahab M, “Inverse age-related changes between hypothalamic NPY and KISS1 gene expression during pubertal initiation in male rhesus monkey,” Reproductive Biology 22 (1): 100599, 2022.

2. Aslam N, Khan SU, Usman T, Ali T, “Phylogenetic genotyping, virulence genes and antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolates from cases of bovine mastitis,” Journal of Dairy Research 88: 78-79, 2021.
3. Ashraf A, Qureshi NA, Haseeb M, Hayat MQ, Afzal M, Khan SU, “Diversity profile of protists flagellates isolated from hindgut of Heterotermes indicola Wasmann (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) in Pakistan,” Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 56 (4): 943-951, 2019. 
4. Usman M, Ahsan A, Rasheed T, Farooq U, Ameen, MK, Zahur AB, Khan SU, “Genetic characterization of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus circulating in different regions of Pakistan based on nucleocapsid gene sequence,” Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research 67 (1): 139-144, 2019. 
5. Khatoon H, Afzal F, Tahir MF, Hussain M, Khan SU, “Prevalence of mycoplasmosis and antibiotic susceptibility of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in commercial chicken flocks of Rawalpindi Division, Pakistan,” Pakistan Veterinary Journal 38 (4): 446-448, 2018. 
6. Ahmad T, Khan I, Razzaq S, Khan SU, Akhtar R, “Prevalence of bovine brucellosis in Islamabad and Rawalpindi Districts of Pakistan,” Pakistan Journal of Zoology 49 (3): 1123-1126, 2017. 
7. Sun M, Gao J, Ali T, Yu D, Zhang S, Khan SU, Fanning S, Han B, “Characteristics of Aerococcus viridans isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis and its effect on milk SCC, yield, and composition,” Tropical Animal Health and Production 49 (4): 843–849, 2017. 
8. Kamal T, Khan SU, Zahoor AB, Naeem K, Riaz MN, Akhtar ST, Ali GM, “Standardization of reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) diagnostic test for rapid detection of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus,” Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research 30 (4): 399-402, 2017.
9. Farooq U, Latif A, Irshad H, Ullah, A, Zahur AB, Naeem, K, Khan SU, Ahmed Z, Rodriguez LL, Smoliga G, “Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP): a new approach for the detection of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus and its serotypes in Pakistan,” Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research 16 (4): 331-334, 2015.
10. Shamas S, Khan SU, Khan MY, Shabbir N, Zubair H, Shafqat S, Wahab F, Shahab M, “Fasting induced kisspeptin signaling suppression is regulated by glutamate mediated cues in adult male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta),” Neuropeptides 52: 39–45, 2015.
11. Aziz G, Nawaz M, Anjum AA, Yaqub T, Ahmed M, Nazir J, Khan SU, Aziz K, “Isolation and characterization of phytase producing bacterial isolates from soil,” Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 25 (3): 771-776, 2015. 
12. Shamas S, Khan SU, Shahab M, “Expression of Kisspeptin (Kiss1), Kisspeptin receptor (Kiss1r), NMDA receptor subunit (NR1) and GABA catalysing enzyme (GAD67) genes in the hypothalamus of male Rhesus macaque: correlative changes with seasonal breeding,” Acta Endocrinologica (Buc) 11 (1): 18-25, 2015.
13. Waseeullah R, Zahur AB, Latif A, Dasti JI, Zahra R, Khan SU, “Mild form of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) in Pakistan,” Pakistan Journal of Zoology 47 (1): 276-279, 2015.
14. Tariq AR, Shahab M, Clarke IJ, Pereira A, Smith JT, Khan SU, Sultan J, Javed S, Anwar T, “Kiss1 and Kiss1 receptor expression in the rhesus monkey testis: a possible local regulator of testicular function,” Central European Journal of Biology 8 (10): 968-974, 2013.
15. Suleman M, Khan SU, Riaz MN, Yousaf M, Shah A, Ishaq R, Ghafoor A, “Calpastatin (CAST) gene polymorphism in Kajli, Lohi and Thalli sheep breeds,” African Journal of Biotechnology 11 (47): 10655-10660, 2012. 
16. Khan SU, Riaz MN, Ghaffar A, Khan MFU, “Calpastatin (CAST) gene polymorphism and its association with daily weight gain in Balkhi and Kajli sheep and Beetal goat breeds,” Pakistan Journal of Zoology 44 (2): 377-382, 2012. 
17. Riaz, MN, Malik NA, Nasreen F, Qureshi JA, Khan SU, “Genetic variability in the kappa-casein gene in Sahiwal, Cholistani and Red Sindhi cattle breeds,” International Journal of Dairy Technology 65 (2): 208-211, 2012. 
18. Khan SU, Schröder M, “Engineering of chaperone systems and of the unfolded protein response,” Cytotechnology 57: 207–231, 2008.
19. Wykes RCE, Bauer CS, Khan SU, Weiss JL, Seward EP, “Differential regulation of endogenous N- and P/Q-Type Ca2+ channel inactivation by Ca2+/Calmodulin impacts on their ability to support exocytosis in chromaffin cells,” Journal of Neuroscience 27 (19): 5236-5248, 2007.
20. Hui H, McHugh D, Hannan M, Zeng F, Xu S-Z, Khan SU, Levenson R, Beech DJ, Weiss JL, “Calcium-sensing mechanism in TRPC5 channels contributing to retardation of neurite outgrowth,” Journal of Physiology (Lond) 572: 165-172, 2006. 
21. Lynch NJ, Khan SU, Stover CM, Sandrini SM, Marston D, Presanis JS, Schwaeble WS, “Composition of the lectin pathway of complement in Gallus gallus: absence of mannan-binding lectin associated serine protease-1 in Birds,” Journal of Immunology 174: 4998-5006, 2005.
22. Khan SU, Sheikh MA, Muhammad K, “Studies on efficacy of alum precipitated haemorrhagic septicaemia vaccine,” Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 8 (3-4): 87-91, 1998.
23. Khan SU, Sahota AW, “A study on the incidence of colibacillosis in chickens maintained in Tehsil Murree,” Annual Progress Report, Poultry Development Centre (PRI), Rawalpindi, Pakistan. pp 33, 1997-1998.
24. Bhatti BM, Sahota AW, Khan SU, Iftikhar N, Jahangir M, “A study on the problems of rural poultry maintained in Rawalpindi/Islamabad,” Annual Progress Report, Poultry Development Centre (PRI), Rawalpindi, Pakistan. pp 32, 1997-1998. 

Genotyping of Infectious Bronchitis Virus isolated from commercial poultry and preparation and evaluation of a recombinant replication-defective Ad5 vector based Infectious Bronchitis vaccine (PKR 2.6 M, funded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan).
Isolation of Brucella species from cattle and buffaloes and construction of a gene-knock out vaccine against bovine brucellosis (PKR 6.9 M, funded by the Pakistan Science Foundation).
Development of molecular methods for the diagnosis of Newcastle Disease, Avian Influenza and Infectious Bronchitis in local commercial poultry (PKR 0.5 M, funded by HEC, Pakistan)
Molecular detection and antibiotic sensitivity of Salmonella and E. coli in commercial poultry (QAU, Islamabad).
A study on polymorphism of kappa-casein gene in local cattle breeds (NARC, Islamabad)
A study on polymorphism of calpastatin gene in local sheep breeds (NARC, Islamabad)
Identification of novel signal transducers in the mammalian unfolded protein response (BBSRC, UK).
Regulation of P/Q calcium ion channel via voltage-independent cell signalling pathway (BBSRC, UK).

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