Name: Prof. Dr. Amina Zuberi
Designation: Professor and Chairperson
Department: Zoology


Post-Doctorate ( Fish Behavior )

Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

Post-Doctorate   (Fish Breeding & Genetics)

Auburn University, Alabama state, USA.

PhD (Zoology)

Quaid-i-Azam University

MPhil (Fish Physiology)

Quaid-i-Azam University

MSc (Zoology)

Quaid-i-Azam University

Phone: +92-51 9064-3199
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Fish Behavior, Fish Genetics, Fish reproduction, Fish Nutrition, Fish toxicology

Younas, W., Khan, FU., Zaman, M., Lin, D., Zuberi, A. (2022). Toxicity of synthesized silver nanoparticles in a widespread fish: A comparison between green and chemical. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: IF:- 7.963

Younus, N., & Zuberi, A. (2022). Significance of extrinsic factors for the optimization of dietary cobalt supplementation in Tor putitora fingerlings. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 1-15. . IF:- 3.014

Ahmad, M.,  Zuberi, A.,  Ali, M.,  Sherzada, S., Noorullah, A. (2022). Identification and determination of phylogenetic relationship among Labeo rohita, Labeo catla and their reciprocal hybrids by traditional and molecular tools. Aquaculture Research 53(7): 2686-2696. 2.082

Dawood, A., Zuberi, A., Shi, W. (2022). Plant-based β-mannanase supplemented diet modulates the gut microbiota and up-regulates the expression of immunity and digestion-related genes in Cyprinus carpio. Journal of Applied Animal research. 50(1):21-30. IF:- 1.63

Khan, F.U., Shang, Y., Chang, X.,   Kong, H., Zuberi, A., Fang, J.K.H., Liu, W., Peng, J.,  Zhang, X.,  Hu, M.,  Wang, Y. (2021). Effects of ocean acidification, hypoxia, and warming on the gut microbiota of the thick shell mussel mytilus coruscus through 16s rRNA gene sequencing. Front. Mar. Sci., 27 August 2021 | IF:- 4.44

Aslam , S., Zuberi A.,  Chan, M.W.H , Mustaquim, J. (2021). Effect of Lemna minor and Glycine max on haematological parameters, glucose level, total protein content and anti-oxidant enzyme activities in Ctenopharyngodon idella and Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. aquaculture Report.  19:, 100616. . IF:- 2.289

Younus, N.,  Zuberi, A*.,  Mahmoood, T.,  Akram, W., Ahmad, M. (2020). Comparative effects of dietary micro- and nano-scale chitosan on the growth performance, non-specific immunity, and resistance of silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix against Staphylococcus aureus infection . Aquaculture International. 28:2363–2378 IF:- 1.363

Ahmad, M., Zuberi, A*., Ali, M , Syed, A ., Murtaza, M.H., Khan, A., & Kamran, M. (2020). Effect of acclimated temperature on thermal tolerance, immune response and expression of HSP genes in Labeo rohita, Catla catla and their intergeneric hybrids. Journal of Thermal Biology 89: 102570. 2.361

Younus, N., Zuberi, A*., Rashidpour, A., & Metón, I. (2020).  Dietary cobalt supplementation improves growth and body composition and induces the expression of growth and stress response genes in Tor putitora. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 46:371–381 IF:- 2.249

Ullah, I., Zuberi, A*., Rehman, H., Ali,Z., Thörnqvist, P. O., & Winberg, S. (2020). Effects of early rearing enrichments on modulation of brain monoamines and hypothalamic–pituitary–interrenal axis (HPI axis) of fish Mahseer (Tor putitora). Fish physiology and biochemistry, 46(1): 75-88. IF:- 2.249

Murtaza, M.H.,  Zuberi, A., Ahmad, M., Amir, I.,   Kamran, M.,  Ahmad, M. (2020). Influence of early rearing environment on water‑borne cortisol and expression of stress related genes in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Molecular Biology Reports . 47:5051–5060 . IF:- 2.316

Amir, I., Zuberi, A*., Kamran, M., & Imran, M. (2019). Evaluation of commercial application of dietary encapsulated probiotic (Geotrichum candidum QAUGC01): Effect on growth and immunological indices of rohu (Labeo rohita, Hamilton 1822) in semi-intensive culture system. Fish & shellfish immunology, 95, 464-472. IF:- 4.149

Khan, K. U., Ullah, I., Sarwar, H., & Zuberi, A. (2019). Effects of Dietary Inclusion of Vitamin C on Immune and Antioxidant Defense System in Captive Reared Juvenile Mahseer, Tor putitora (Hamilton, 1822). Asian Fisheries Science, 1-7. IF:- 0.37

Ullah, S., Li, Z., Zuberi, A., Arifeen, M.Z. U., & Baig, M. M. F. A. (2019). Biomarkers of pyrethroid toxicity in fish. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 1-29. IF:- 5.849

Afridi, A.J., Zuberi, A.,Yousafzai, A.M., Maria, Kamran, M., Ullah, S. (2018).  Hemp (Marijuana) reverted Copper-induced toxic effects on the essential fatty acid profile of Labeo rohita and Cirrhinus mrigala . Molecular Biology Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s11033-018-4483-2. IF:-1.889                    

Amir, I., Zuberi, A., Imran, M, Ullah, S. (2018). Evaluation of yeast and bacterial based probiotics for early rearing of Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822) . Aquaculture Research 49(12):3856-3863. IF:- 1.376

Ullah., Zuberi, A , Mahmoud, A., Ragab, M., Ragab, M.F., Maryam, D., Kumaragurubaran,K., Ruchi, T., Kuldeep, D.(2018) Cypermethrin induced toxicities in fish and adverse health outcomes: Its prevention and control measure adaptation. Journal of environmental management. 206(863-871). IF:- 4.01

Ullah, A., Zuberi, A., Ahmad, M., Bashir, A.S., Younus, N., Ullah, S., Khattak, M. N. K. (2018). Dietary administration of the commercially available probiotics enhanced the survival, growth, and innate immune responses in Mori (Cirrhinus mrigala) in a natural earthen polyculture system. Fish & shellfish immunology. 72(266-272). IF:- 3.148

Majeed Z., Zuberi, A.,Akthar, S., Ajab, Z. (2018)  Meristic variations and skeletal deformities in natural population of mahseer fish, Tor putitora (Hamilton, 1822). Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences 17(1) 208-216. IF:- 0.285

Ghori,I., Tabassum, M., , Ahmad, T.,  Zuberi, A., Imran, M. (2018)  Geotrichum candidum Enhanced the Enterococcus faecium Impact in improving physiology, andh of Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822) by modulating gut microbiome under mimic aquaculture conditions.  Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  DOI: 10.4194/1303-2712-v18_11_02. IF:- 0.566

Ullah, I., Zuberi, A*., Khan, K.U., Ahmad, S., Thörnqvist, P., Winberg, S. (2017). Effects of enrichment on the development of behavior in an endangered fish mahseer (Tor putitora). Applied Animal behavior. 186:93-100 . IF. 1.759

Khan, K.U., Zuberi, A., Fernandes, J.B.K., Ullah, I., Sarwar, H. (2017). An overview of the ongoing insights in selenium research

and its role in fish nutrition and fish health. Fish Physiol Biochem.  DOI 10.1007/s10695-017-0402-z  I.F   1.647

Ibrar, M., Zuberi, A*, Amir, I., Imran, M.,   Noor, Z. (2017). Effect of Probiotic Geotrichum candidum on Early Rearing of Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822).Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences .  DOI: 10.4194/1303-2712-v17_6_19 I.F:- 0.566

Khan, K.U., Zuberi, A.,  Samina Nazir, S.,  Ullah, I., Jamil, Z., Sarwar, S. (2017).  Synergistic effects of dietary nano selenium and vitamin C on growth,feeding, and physiological parameters of mahseer fish (Tor putitora). (2017). Aquaculture Reports 5 (2017) 70–75.

Dawar, F.U.,  Zuberi , A*,  Azizullah , A., Khattak M.N.K. (2016). Effects of cypermethrin on survival, morphological and biochemical aspects of rohu (Labeo rohita) during early development. Chemosphere 144: 697-705. IF :- 3.698.

Khan, K.A.,  Zuberi, A, Nazir, S., Fernandes, J.B.K., Jamil, Z., Sarwar, H. (2016). Effects of dietary selenium nanoparticles on physiological and biochemical aspects of juvenile Tor putitora. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 40:1-9.IF  0.88

Naeem, M., Abdus Salam, A., Zuberi, A(2016). Proximate composition of freshwater rainbow trout (oncorhynchus mykiss) in relation to body size and condition factor from Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 53(2): 468-472.IF: 1.049.

Ullah,S., Hasan, Z., Zuberi, A. (2015). Heavy metals in three commercially valuable Cyprinids in the river Panjkora, District Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan . Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 98(1):64-76.  IF. 0.825

Khan,K.U., Zuberi, A*, Ullah, I and Sajjad (2015)  Effects of Graded Level of Dietary L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate On Growth Performance And Some Hematological Indices of Juvenile Mahseer (Tor Putitora). Int. J. Agric. Biol.  17: 821-827. IF:- 0.758

Ullah, R., Zuberi, A*.,  Naeem, M.,  Ullah, S (2015)  Toxicity to Hematology and Morphology of Liver, Brain and Gills during Acute Exposure of Mahseer (Tor putitora) to Cypermethrin. Int. J. Agric. Biol.  17:199-204. IF :- 0.758

Faiz, H., Zuberi, A*.,Nazir, S., Rauf, M (2015). Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles as Source of Dietary Zinc: Comparative Effects on Growth and Hematological Indices of Juvenile Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Int. J. Agric. Biol.  17: 568-574. IF :- 0.758

Ullah, R., Zuberi, A., Ullah, S., Ullah, I., Dawar, F. U (2014).  Cypermethrin induced behavioral and biochemical changes in mahseer, Tor putitora. J. Toxicol. Sci. 39(6):829-836. IF :- 1.893

Bibi, N., Zuberi, A., Naeem, M., Ullah, I.,  Atika, B(2014)  Evaluation of acute toxicity of karate and its sub-lethal effects on protein and acetylcholinestrase activity in Cyprinus carpio.  Int. J. Agric. Biol.  16: 731-737. IF :- 0.94

Zuberi, A., Brown, C., Ali, S (2014). Effect of confinement on water-borne and whole body cortisol in wild and Captive reared rainbowfish (Melanoteania duboulayi). Int. J. Agric. Biol. 16: 183-188. IF:- 0.94

Su,, B., Perera, D.A., Zohar, Y.,  Abraham, E., Stubblefield, J., Fobes, M., Beam,R., Argue, B., Ligeon, C.,  Padi, J., Waters, P., Umali-Maceina, G., Chatakondi, N., Kristanto, A., Hutson, A., Templeton, C., Ballenger, J., Chaimongkol, A., Gima, A., Gima, M., Zuberi, A., Lambert, D.M., Kim, S., Mandour, M. and Dunham, A.A. (2013). Relative Effectiveness of Carp Pituitary Extract, Luteininzing Hormone Releasing Hormone Analog (LHRHa) Injections and LHRHa Implants for Producing Hybrid Catfish Fry. Aquaculture.372-375: 133-136. online    IF :- 2.041

Kausar, N., Zuberi, A.,  Naeem, M., Abdi, I.A.,  Dilshad  Ahmad Khan, D.A  and  Ullah , I (2013). Status of Whole Body Cortisol and Total Protein Content in Eggs, Embryos and Larvae of Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). Int. J. Agric. Biol., 15: 252‒258. IF:- 0.94

Raoult, V., Brown, C., Zuberi, A., Williamson, J.E. (2012). Blood cortisol concentrations predict boldness in juvenile mulloway (Argyosomus japonicus).  Journal of  Ethology . 30(2):225-232.  DOI 10.1007/s10164-011-0314-9. IF :- 1.183

Zuberi, A., Ali, S., Brown, C. (2011).A non-invasive assay for monitoring stress responses: A comparison between wild and captive-reared rainbowfish (Melanoteania duboulayi). Aquaculture.321(3-4): 267-272. IF :- 2.041

Zuberi, A., Gima, M., Gima , A., Huston, A.,Chaimongkol, A., Li., Umali-Maceina, G., Dunham, R. (2011). Diet fed to brood stock effects the growth of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus L) fry. Aquaculture Research. 42(12): 1899-1904. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2010.02780.x IF :- 1.203

Zuberi, A., Naeem, M  and Jalali, S. (2011).Relative in vitro effectiveness of several gonadal steroids on oocyte maturation in freshwater teleost Barilius vagra Afri.J. Biotech. 10(55):  11772-11777.  IF :- 0.573

Zuberi, A., Naeem, M and Jalali, S. (2011). Effect of Human chorionic Gonadotrpin (hCG) on in vitro oocyte maturation in freshwater cyprinid, Barilius vagra Afri.J. Biotech. 10(74): 16986-16993. IF:- 0.573

Naeem, M., Zuberi, A., Salam, A., Ali. M., Riaz-ul-Haq, M., Khalid, M., Mehreen, M., Nasir,M.F  and Ishtiaq, A. (2011). Some morphometric relationships of hatchery reared male population of Oreochromis mossambicus from Pakistan. Afri.J. Biotech.10 (75):17362-17366. IF:- 0.573

Naeem, M., Zuberi, A., Salam, A., Elahi, N., Ali, M. and Ahmad, B. (2011). Induced spawning, fecundity, fertilization rate and hatching rate of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) by using a single intramuscular injection of ovaprim –cat fish hatchery Faisalabad, Pakistan. Afri.J. Biotech. 10(53): 11048-11053.IF:- 0.573

Naeem, M., Salam, A, Ali, M.,  Mehreen, M, Ali, M., Khan, M.J.., Ayaz, M.M., Ishtiaq, A and Zuberi, A. (2011). Breeding Performance of Sustainable Fish Ctenopharyngodon Idella Through Single Intramuscular Injection Of Ovaprim-C At Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Afri.J. Biotech. 10(57): 12315-12315. IF :- 0.573

Zuberi, A., Kilinc-Balci, Dunham, R., Broughton, R. "Polymer implants for timed release of drugs with particular emphasis on ovulation or spermiation of fish." (2009) US20090162416 (Patent)

Zuberi,S., Zuberi, A., Aziz, S. (1995). Bibliography of Potato in Pakistan, (Abstracts and database). Pak- Swiss Potato Development project, PARC. Islamabad. 155p. PK.

Research Papers (HEC recognized)

Dawood, A., Zuberi, A., Ma, K., Imran, M., Ahmed, M.,  Production, purification and characterization of a thermostable β-Mannanase from Aspergillus niger AD-01: potential application in aquaculture (2019)  International Journal of Biosciences | IJB |15 (30: 314-327.

Aslam, S., Zuberi, A.,  Shoaib , A . (2018) Effect of experimental diets on the activities of intestinal digestive enzymes of Grass carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella) and Silver carp (Hypophthylmichthys molitrix. International Journal of Aquatic Science 9(1): 51-57.

Aslam, S, Zuberi, A., Nazi., A. (2017). Effect of duckweed by replacing soybean in fish feed on growth performance of Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) and Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies . 5(5): 278-282.

Aslam, S, Zuberi, A., Kalhoro, M.A.,  Sarwar, H.,  Shoaib , A . (2016). A comparative study on growth performance of chinese carps by using soybean, glycine max (l) and duckweed, Lemna minor (L) meals as protein source.  Science International. 28(1):299-306

Ullah, S., Hasan, Z., Zuberi, A., Younus , N., Rauf,  (2014). Comparative Study on Body Composition of Two Chinese Carps, Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) and Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix).  Global Veterinaria 13 (5): 867-876 (

Zuberi, A., Hafiz M.A., Jalali S. (2002). Study of ovarian steroids by High performance liquid chromatography 1: Seasonal profile of free and conjugated steroids in freshwater teleost fishes, Cyprinion watsoni and Barilius vagra. Proc. of Pak. Acad. Sci. 39(1): 7-32. 

Zuberi, A., Hafiz M.A.,Jalali, S. (2002). Study of ovarian steroids by High performance liquid chromatography II: In vitro analysis of relative importance of steroids in oocyte maturation and their metabolism in local species of fresh water teleost fishes. Proc. of Pak. Acad. Sci. 39 (2): 151-174.




Formulation and preparation of particulate functional diet for early rearing of indigenous culturable major carps (6.361 million). Funded by  HEC under NRPU

·      Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Cultureable Species Rohu abeo rohita by strain evaluation and selection. (3.536 million): Funded by  HEC under NRPU

·      Effect of early rearing environment at hatcheries on the growth and development of brain structure and  hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) axis of Mahseer (Tor putitora) (7.92 million) 

·      To study the effects of different levels of dietary ascorbic acids on growth, liver vitamin  C and response to hypoxic stress in juvenile Silver carp (Hypophthalmic  molitrix) " (0.5 million) By: HEC (10/05/2010-10/05/2010) Dr. Amina  Zuberi (PI) Dr. Sajid Malik(Co PI)

·      Role of steroid  hormone in regulation of ovarian follicular development in Tor putitora,"  (8.4 million) By: ALP (11/28/2005-11/28/2008) Dr. Amina Zuberi(PI)

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