Name: Dr. Rashid Khan
Designation: Professor
Department: Biochemistry (BMB)



Ph.D. in Biology (Genetics)   

Department of Biological Sciences

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


M.Phil. in Biology (Genetics)

Department of Biological Sciences

Quaid-i-Azam university, Islamabad


M.Sc. in Botany

Department of Botany

Azad Jammu & Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad (A.K.)

Phone: +92-51 9064-3086
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Oxidative stress is determined to be involved in various human disorders such as liver fibrosis, kidneys dysfunction, atherosclerosis, aging, cataract, cancer and arthritis. Locally used weeds and foods are considered the important wealth of the country to explore for their antioxidant activities. My research group is actively involved in the evaluation of pharmacological properties of the herbals. A number of animal models including carbon tetrachloride, potassium bromate, diclofenac and paracetamol have revealed the antioxidative potential of various fractions and extracts of different weeds. Isolation of various bioactive compounds is highly imperative in these studies in order to determine the potential pharmacological properties. 

  1. Nisar, M., Ghafoor, A., Khan, M.R. 2011. Phenotypic Variation in the Agronomic and Morphological Traits of Pisum sativum L. germplam obtained from different parts of the globe. Russian Journal of Genetics. 47 ; 19-25.
  2. Amber Afroz, Zubeda Chaudhary, Umer Rashid, Ghulam Muhammad Ali. Farhat Nazir, Javaid Iqbal, Khan, M.R. 2011. Enhanced resistance against bacterial wilt in transgenic tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) lines expressing the Xa21 gene. 2010. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 104: 227-237
  3. Khan, RA., Khan, MR., Sahreen, S., Bokhari, J. 2010. Prevention of CCl4-induced nephrotoxicity with Sonchus asper in rat. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 48: 2469-2476.
  4. Afroz, A., Khan, M.R., Komatsu, S. 2010. Determination of Proteins Induced in Response to Jasmonic Acid and Salicylic Acid in Resistant and Susceptible Cultivars of Tomato. Protein & Peptides Letters. 17(7): 836-846.
  5. Sahreen, S., Khan, M.R., Khan, R.A. 2010. Evaluation of antioxidant activities of various solvent extracts of Carissa opaca fruits. Food Chemistry. 122: 1205-1211.
  6. Khan, R.A., Khan, M.R., Sahreen, S. 2010. Evaluation of Launaea procumbens use in renal disorders: A rat model. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 128: 452-461.
  7. Afroz, A., Hashiguchi, A., Khan, M.R., Komatsu, S. 2010. Analyses of the proteomes of the leaf, hypocotyls, and root of young soybean seedlings. Protein & Peptides Letters. 17(3): 319-331.
  8. Khan, R.A., Khan, M.R., Sahreen, S. Bokhari, J. 2010. Antimicrobial and phytotoxic screening of various fractions of Sonchus asper. African journal of Biotechnology. 9(25): 3883-3887.
  9. Afroz, A., Chaudhry, Z., Rashid, U., Khan, M.R., Ali, G.M. 2010. Enhanced regeneration in explants of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) with the treatment of coconut water. African Journal of Biotechnology. 9(24): 3634-3644.
  10. Afroz, A., Khan, M.R., Ahsan, N., Komatsu, S. 2009. Comparative proteomic analysis of bacterial wilt susceptible and resistant tomato cultivars. Peptides. 30: 1600-1607.
  11. Khan, M.R., Rizvi, W., Khan, G.N., Khan, R.A., Shaheen, S. 2009. Carbon tetrachloride-induced nephrotoxicity in rats: protective role of Digera muricata. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 122: 91-99.
  12. Khan, M.R., and Ahmed, D. 2009. Protective effects of Digera muricata (L.) Mart. on testis against oxidative stress of carbon tetrachloride in rat. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 47: 1393-1399.
  13. Nisar, M., Ghafoor, A., Khan, M.R., Asmatullah (2009). First proteomic assay of Pakistan Pisum sativum L. germplasm relation to geographic pattern. Russian Journal of Genetics. 45 (7): 805-810.
  14. Malik, M.F.A., Qureshi, A.S., Ashraf, M., Khan, M.R., Javed, A. 2009. Evaluation of genetic diversity in soybean (Glycine max) lines using seed protein electrophoresis. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 3(2): 107-112.
  15. Nisar, M., Ghafoor,A., Khan, M.R., and Qureshi A.S. 2006. Screening of Pisum sativum (L.) germplasm against Erysiphe pisi Syd. Acta Biologia Cracoviensia Series Botanica. 48(2): 33-37.
  16. Malik, M.F.A., Ashraf, M., Qureshi, A.S., Khan, M.R., 2011. Investigation and comparison of some morphological traits of the soybean populations using cluster analysis. Pakistan Journal of Botany 43(2): 1249-1255.
  17. Iqbal, M.S., Ghafoor, A., Qureshi, A.S., Khan, M.R., Chaudhary, M.I. 2009. Quantification and diversity in the black seeds (Nigella sativa L.) gene stock of Pakistan for their composition of mineral nutrients. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 31(5): 793-800.
  18. Nisar, M., Ghafoor, A., Khan, M.R., Subhan, M. 2009. Genetic similarity of Pakistani Pea germplasm with world collection using cluster analysis and Jaccard;s Similarity Index. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 31(1): 138-144.
  19. Afroz, A., Chaudhary, Z., Khan, M.R., Rashid, H., and Khan, S.A. (2009). Effect of GA3 on regeneration response of three tomato cultivars (Lycopersicon esculentum). Pakistan Journal of Botany. 41(1): 143-151.
  20. Nisar, M., Ghafoor, A., Ahmad, H., Khan M.R., Qureshi, A.S., Ali, H., and Islam, M. (2008). Evaluation of genetic diversity of pea germplasm through phenotypic trait analysis. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 40(5): 2081-2086.
  21. Nisar, M., Ghafoor, A., Khan M.R., Ahmad, H., Qureshi A.S., and Ali, H. (2007). Genetic diversity and geographic relationship among local and exotic chickpea germplasm. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 39(5): 1575-1581.
  22. Ihsan Ullah., Ayub, M., Khan M.R., Ashraf, A., Mirza, M. Y., and Yousaf, M. (2007). Graphical analysis of multi-environmental trial (MET) data in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) through clustering and GGE biplot technique. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 39(5): 1639-1646.  
  23. Khan, M.R., Qureshi, S.A., Hussain, S.A. and Ibrahim, M. (2005). Genetic variability induced by gamma irradiation and its modulation with gibberellic acid in M2 generation of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany. 37(2): 285-292.

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