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Assistant Professor/Incharge

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science and Technology,

GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Date of Birth: 25-11-1979

Marital Status: Married (Two Kids)

Nationality: Pakistan (33100-0624886-7)

Date of joining (GCUF)

IPFP: 12-01-2012

TTS: 22-01-2013

Work History

Jan 2012Present

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology, GC University, Faisalabad

Head of the Department, Involve in supervising the undergraduate as well as post graduate students, currently 11 MPhil and 5 PhD students are under supervision

May 2007Dec 2011

Research Scholar (PhD Indigenous Scholarship)

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology , University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Conducted the PhD Research under the HEC, Pakistan funded scholarship fro indigenous candidates. Involved in teaching and collaborating with Postgraduate students of the lab as incharge of the postgraduate research lab. 

Jun 2006May 2007

Assistant Research Officer

Veterinary Research Institute, Lahore

Head, Freeze Drying Section, Vaccine lyophalization, processing and quality control

Apr 2004May 2006

Veterinary Officer

Directorate of Breed Improvement, L&DD

Head/Incharge, Breed Improvement Center, Tehsil Jhumra, Faisalabad. Artificial insemination and breed improvement of livestock sector.

Feb 2002Mar 2004

Research Associate

Department of Vet. Parasitology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Conduct the Research Project entitled “The Characterization of condensed tannins in feeds and forages of Pakistan and their anthelmintic evaluation.” Funded by PARC, Govt. of Pakistan.



PhD (Physiology)

Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Indigenous Higher Education Commission, Pakistan funded PhD Scholar. Dissertation Title:"Effect of Protein and Probiotics Supplementation on Production Performance, Immune and Biomarkers of Health Status in Molted Layers."


M.PHIL (Parasitology)

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Veterinary Science, Medicine and Surgery

Administrative Experience

Jan 2012Present

Head, Department of Physiology

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Academic Head

Jan 2014Present

Secretary, Prospectus Committee

GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Prospectus committee, GCUF


Member, Admission Committee

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Jul 2012Present

Secretary, Ethical Review Committee

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan


Jun 2006May 2007

Head, Freeze Drying Section,

Veterinary Research Institute, Lahore, Pakistan 

Vaccine Development, Processing and quality control

Mar 2004Jun 2006

In charge, Breed Improvement Centre,

L& DD, Punjab, Pakistan.  


  • Won research productivity award 2016-17 from GC University, Pakistan
  • Won research productivity award 2015-16 from GC University, Pakistan
  • Awarded Star laureate, 2011, South Asia Publications, Pakistan.
  • Eminent Scientist (Life Sciences) in Galaxies of Who is who in Pakistan, 2011, South Asia Publications, Pakistan.
  • First Position in MS by securing 4/4 CGPA, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Won Merit Scholarship from 1999-2001, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Distinctions in Sports and Drama skills during graduation, 1997-2001, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

    Supervision and Examination Experience

    HEC approved supervisor

    Major supervisor PhD (Physiology): Five (In Process)

    Major supervisor MPhil (Physiology): One completed + 11 (In Process)

    Co-Supervisor MPhil : Three completed and three under supervision.

    External Examiner:

    For more than 50 students (Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Reproductive Physiology) and one PhD scholar.

    Techniques in Hand

    Ussing Chamber technique: To study transportation of molecules across gut epithelium
    PCR and RT-PCR: DNA Extraction,quanitification and mRNA identification and quantification
    The Comet Assay: to detect the DNA damage by Horizontal Gel Electrophoresis and florescence staining and microscopy.
    •In Vitro cultured Macrophages: To seek Cell mediated Immune Response via their engulfment response against fed SRBC (Opsonized and Unopsonized).
    •Immunocytochemistry: localization and staining of pituitary hormone producing cells to seek their physiological and histological status.
    •Novel spectrophotometer assay: to determine Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) and Total Oxidant Status (TOS) to measure the oxidative stress index of the body.
    • Antioxidant related enzymes (Paraoxonase, Arylesterase, Ceruloplasmin, Homocysteine, GsH, SOD) activity by spectrophotometer methods.
    Indirect ELISA method: to detect hormones (T3,T4, Cortisol, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone) by using ELISA Reader.
    • HA and IHA Test to detect the antibody titer to seek humoral immune response.

    Commands in Instruments

    • Ussing chamber.
    • Horizontal and Vertical Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus.
    • Fluorescent, Phase Contrast and Video Microscopy.
    • PCR/RT-PCR
    • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
    • Flame Photometer
    • ELISA Strip Reader
    • Semi Auto analyzer (Spectrophotometer)
    • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
    • Power Lab (Automated Instrument for various physiology practicals)
    • Different Centrifuges (Micro, Temperature control etc.)
    • pH Meter
    • Microtome/Embedding Station
    • Incubators

    Membership of Societies

    • Member of World Poultry Science Association, Pakistan Branch, since 2011.
    • Member of Poultry Science Association, USA Branch since March, 2011.
    • Member of International Camel Association, since 2009.
    • Member of Camel Association of Pakistan, since 2009.
    • Member of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council since 2002.

    Oral Presentations/Workshops/Seminars/Courses

    Organizer: One Day Workshop on LaTex Documentation, 16th September, 2017, Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

    Research Training/Collaboration: Under Pakistan Program for Collaborative Research, HEC, Pakistan. Entitled "Role of gut microbes in drugs absorbance of orally administered drugs. in Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1st to 31 august, 2017.

    Abstract (Oral): Dynamics of endocrine markers and liver enzymes in egg laying hens after protein and probiotics supplementation in post molt phase. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. 17-20 July 2017, at Orlando Florida, USA.

    Participant: Hands on Practical Training on Tools Used for Next Generation Sequencing based Microbiome and Sequencing Data Analysis. 14-15 December, 2016, Quality Operations Laboratory, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. 

    Participant: National Workshop "Organic Food and Health: Aveneus of Innovation and Entrepreneurship" August 29, 2016, PCST and University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

    Organised (Convener ): Seminar on "Neurological disorders diseases or superstitions" by Department of Physiology, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 17-03-2016.

    Participant: National Workshop on "Government -Academia-Industry Linkage 25-26 January, 2016, ORIC, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

    Participant: Workshop on Digital Library and e services from 1-7 september, 2015 by ORIC, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

    Abstract (Oral): Evaluation of Different Commercially Available Sulphonamides Residues in Commercial Poultry Before and After Cooking. July 27-30, 2015 in Poultry Science Association Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

    Abstract (Oral): Immune potentiating role of protein, probiotic and symbiotic supplementation in molted White Leghorn hens. in Poultry Science Association Meeting, Corpous Christi, Texas, USA. 2014
    Abstract (Oral): Probiotic supplementation in diet as health promoting agent and stress alleviators, 2nd International Symposium of Probiotics Prebiotics in Pediatrics, Antalya, Turkiye, 7-9 March. 2014
    Chief Organizer/ Convener: Seminar on role of Physiology in Public Health. GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 27th Feb. 2014

    Attended: One day international workshop on "Electrophysiology" organised by Freie University Berlin, Germany and Department of Physiology, University of Vet and Animal Science, Pakistan on 21st Nov, 2014.

    Attended: "Indigenous on campus training for administration staff" organized by HEC and GCUF, Pakistan from Nov-dec, 2014.

    Attended: "Indigenous on campus training for administration staff (Phase II)" organized by HEC and GCUF, Pakistan 2015.
    Participated: Workshop on "Digital Library and e services" organized by HEC, ORIC, GC University, Pakistan, 1-7 sept, 2015
    Abstract (Oral): Dynamics of serum biohealth markers and pituitary hormone producing cells in protein and probiotics supplemented molted layers. The 11th World Conference on Animal Production, Beijing, China, 15-20 Oct., 2013
    Attended “Two Day Workshop on Water Pollution and its Mitigation” by INSPIRE Project of HEC and British Council coalition. 19-20, December. 2012
    Guest Speaker: One day seminar on Nutrition and Health awareness, Calcium and Vitamin D: Not Just a Bone and Joint Issue, Nov, 2012, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2012
    Abstract (Oral Presentation): Impact of probiotic and protein supplementation on the production performance via improving gut health in molted white leg horn layers. Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals. 3-5 Dec, Texas, USA. 2012
    Participation: Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Research, organized by GC University, Faisalabad. With collaboration of HEC, Pakistan. 2012
    Organized: “A Half Day Seminar on Bioethics” with the help of Directorate of Medical Sciences, GC University, Faisalabad. 2012
    Abstract: (Oral Presentation), The impact of protein, probiotic and symbiotic supplementation on biological health markers of molted layers. 101st Annual Meeting and Poultry Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia-USA, 9th -12th July. 2012
    Abstract: (Oral Presentation)The dynamics of trace elements (Cu, Zn, Mn and Fe) metabolism in the molted layers supplemented with protein, symbiotic and probiotic, accepted for oral presentation PSA, St Louis Missouri, USA. 2011
    Abstract accepted for publication in International Buffalo Conference on Optimizing Buffalo Productivity through Conventional and Novel Technology. Haryana, India. 2010
    Abstract for Oral Presentation in The XIX European Symposium on the Quality of Poultry Meat and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products, Turku, Finland. 2009
    Abstract for Oral Presentation in ISOCARD conference, The Arid Land Institute in Medicine, Tunisia. 2009
    Abstract Presentation in 19th All Pakistan Food Science Conference PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore, Pakistan. 2009
    Abstract Presentation in 29th Pakistan conference of Zoology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan. 2009
    Abstract for Presentation in 5th World’s Poultry Science Conference, Tabba, Egypt 2009 Abstract Presentation in 18th National Chemistry conference, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan. 2008
    Abstract Presentation in 35th All Pakistan Conference, University of Karachi 2008
    Participate in seminar on Ethno Medicine Proven Remedies University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2004
    Completed Course of instructions in Insecticides and their application University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2003
    Completed Course of instructions in Chemical Compounds against Parasitic Diseases. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2003
    Attended Seminar on Ethno Veterinary Medicine Potentials and Opportunities 2003
    Completed Course of instructions in Public Health Parasitology. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2002

    Research Publications

    Jaweria Nisar, Imtiaz Mustafa, Haseeb Anwar (Corresponding), Muhammad Umar Sohail, Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Naeem Faisal, Shazia Anwer Bukhari, & Abdul Basit. 2017. Shiitake Culinary-Medicinal Mushroom, Lentinus edodes (Agaricomycetes): a Species with Antioxidant, Immunomodulatory, and Hepatoprotective Activities in Hypercholesterolemic Rats. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.  19(11):981–990. 

    M.U. Sohail, A. Althani, H. Anwar, R. Rizzi,and H.E. Marei. 2017. Role of the gastrointestinal tract microbiome in the pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Diabetes Research.

    A. Subhani, K. Ashraf, S. Ahmad, H. Anwar, G Hussain, Z. Kamran, M. Lateef, M. Rasheed and M.U. Sohail  2017Comparative efficacy of various feed additives on the resistance of broilers to experimentally-induced caecal coccidiosis.  DOI: 10.1399/eps.2017.178

     Ghulam HUSSAIN, Asif SHAHZAD, Haseeb ANWAR, Muhammad Umar SOHAIL, Shahid Mahmood BAIG,  Asghar SHABBIR, Jose-Luis GONZALEZ DE AGUILAR, Javed IQBAL.  Neurological Disorder Burden in Faisalabad, Punjab-Pakistan: Data from the Major Tertiary Care Centers of the City (2017). Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 12 : Iss. 3 , Article 2. Available at: htps:// 

    Ghulam HUSSAIN, Azhar RASUL, Haseeb ANWAR, Muhammad Umar SOHAIL, Syed Kashif Shahid KAMRAN, Shahid Mahmood BAIG,  Asghar SHABBIR, Javed IQBAL.   Epidemiological data of Neurological disorders in Pakistan and neighboring countries: a review (2017). Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Accepted for Iss. 4

    Ghulam HUSSAIN, Azhar RASUL, Haseeb ANWAR, Nimra AZIZ, Aroona RAZZAQ, Wei WEI, Muhammad ALI, Jiang LI, Xiaomeng LI. Role of plant derived alkaloids and their mechanism in neurodegenerative disorders  (2017). International Journal of Biological Sciences: Accepted

    Ghulam HUSSAIN, Azhar RASUL, Haseeb ANWAR, Muhammad Umar SOHAIL, Aroona RAZZAQ, Nimra AZIZ, Wei WEI, Muhammad ALI, Jiang LI, Xiaomeng LI.  Role of plant-derived flavonoids and their mechanism in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease attenuation: An update of recent data (2017). International Journal of Biological Sciences: Submitted

    S. A. BUKHARI, M. FAROOQ, H. ANWAR, M. SULIMAN, M. Q. AWAN, M. ZIA-UL-HAQ, M. RIAZ, M. MOGA, D. G. FESTILA. 2016. HEPATOPROTECTIVE AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF Cichorium intybus L. AND Lentinus edodes Berk. IN ANIMAL MODELS. Oxidation Communications 39, No 3-I, 2313–2325.

    MZH Arslan, SM Hussain, M Asrar, H Anwar, MMH Rehan, MM Shahzad, D Riaz, N Ahmad and N Wahab. 2016. Effects of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) based diets on carcass composition and hematology of Labeo rohita fingerlings.  Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES).  Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 214-223.

    MU Sohail, M Z Shabbir, J M Steiner, S Ahmad, Z Kamran H Anwar, G Hussain, A Shaukat, M I ullah, J S Suchodolski. 2016. Molecular analysis of the gut microbiome of diabetic rats supplemented with prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic foods. DOI: 10.1007/s13410-016-0502-9

    H Anwar and Z U Rahman. 2016. Efficacy of protein, symbiotic and probiotic supplementation on production performance and egg quality characteristics in molted layers. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-016-1093-7.
    H Anwar, A Iftikhar, M U Sohail, G Hussain, M N Faisal, J A Khan, S A Bukhari and Z Iqbal. 2016. Efficacy of Various Post-Molt Feed Supplementations in Poultry: An Empirical Review. World Poultry Science Journal.   doi:10.1017/S0043933916000441.
    T Khaliq, A Iftikhar, ZU Rahman, 
    H Anwar, JA Khan, IJ Hasan, A Mahmood, H Muzaffar and MA Ali, 2016. Effect of Vitamins, Probiotics and Low Protein Diet on Lipid Profile, Hormonal Status and Serum Proteins Level of Molted White Leghorn Male Layer Breeders. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences. (2016), 14(1): 18-23 .
    H Anwar and Z U Rahman. Dynamics of anterior pituitary immunoreactive gonadotrophs in moulted hens supplemented with protein, symbiotic and probiotics. 2016. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 100 (2016) 448–455.
    S. A. Bukhari, M. Ali,
    H. Anwar, M. Farooq, S. Ercisli, l. Dima, M. Zia-ul-Haq, 2015. Antioxidant potential of cichorium intybus and lentinus edodes ameloriates carbontetrachloride-induced liver toxicity. Oxidation Communications 38, No 4A, 2006–2015.
    A Iftikhar, T Khaliq, JA Khan, ZU Rahman, SU Rahman,H Anwar, H Muzaffar and A Mahmood, 2015. Effect of supplementation of vitamin E, vitamin C, probiotics and low crude protein diet on oxidative status and other vital health biomarkers of post-molt White Leghorn breeder males. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 35 (4): 519-521.
    Bushra Ishaq, Junaid Ali Khan, Sehrish Murtaza, Rao Zahid Abbas, Tanweer Khaliq, Ahrar Khan, Haris Ali Arshad &
    Haseeb Anwar2015. Protective potential of Trachyspermum ammi seeds in gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rabbit model. BLACPMA. 14 (4).
    Haseeb Anwar, Zia-ur-Rahman, Muhammad Umar Sohail, Arslan IKikhar, Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Amjad Ali and Arslan Shaukat. 2015. Evaluation of Health Biomarkers in Hyperlipidemic Albino Rabbits aKer Treatment with Withania somnifera and Lactuca scariola. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences. 13(1): 3136.
    H. Anwar, Z.U. Rahman, I. Javed and F. Muhammad. 2015. Immune potentiating role of protein, probiotic and symbiotic supplementation in moulted White Leghorn hens. Avian Biology Research 8 (1),25-34.
    M.U. Sohail, M. E. Hume,
    H. Anwar, G. Hussain, M. Z. Shabbir, D. J. Nisbet, S. Ahmad, and Z. Kamran. 2014 Metagenomics of Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplemented Broilers Gastrointestinal Tract Microbiome. Indo American Journal of Pharm Research. 4(07). 3780-4.
    Zafar Iqbal, Zia ur Rahman, Faqir Muhammad, Tanweer Khaliq,
    Haseeb Anwar, Mian Muhammad Awais and Saima Sadaf. 2013. Oxytocin induced oxidative stress in lactating Bubalis bubalis (Nili Ravi). BMC Vet Research. doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-169
    H. Anwar, Z.U. Rahman, Ijaz Javed and Faqir Muhammad. 2012. Efficacy of protein, symbiotic and probiotic supplementation on body performance and organs weight in molted layers. Pak Vet J, 33(1): 117-119.
    Sohail MU, A Ijaz, M Younus, MZ Shabbir, Z Kamran, S Ahmad 
    H Anwar, MS Yousaf, K Ashraf, AH Shahzad and H Rehman 2013. EJectof supplementation of mannan-oligosaccharide and probiotic on growth performance, relative weights of viscera and population ofselected intestinal bacteria in cyclic heat-stressed broilers. J. Appl. Poult. Res.
    H. Anwar, Z.U. Rahman, Ijaz Javed and Faqir Muhammad. 2012. EJect of protein, probiotic, and symbiotic supplementation on serum biological health markers of molted layers. Poultry Science. 91(10): 2606-2613.
    H. Anwar, Z.U. Rahman, Ijaz Javed and Faqir Muhammad. 2012. Immunohistochemical localization and morphometry of somatotrophs and lactotrophs in protein, probiotic and symbiotic supplemented molted layers. European Journal of Histochemistry. 56:e28:173-178. doi:10.4081/ejh.2012.
    M.U. Sohail, Z.U. Rahman, A. Ijaz, M.S. Yousaf, K. Ashraf, T. Yaqub, H. Zaneb,
    Haseeb Anwar, and H. Rehman. 2011. Single or combined eJects of mannan-oligosaccharides and probiotic supplements on the total oxidants, total antioxidants, enzymatic antioxidants, liver enzymes, and serum trace minerals in cyclic heat-stressed broilers. Poultry Science, doi:10.3382/ps.2011-01502.
    Haseeb Anwar and Zia-ur-Rahman. 2011. Protein improves health and performance of molted layers. World Poultry. 27 (4): 14-15.
    Khan R.U., F.R. Durrani, N. Chand and 
    H. Anwar. 2010. Influence of feed supplementation with Cannabis Sativa on quality of broilers carcass. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 30(1): 34-38.
    Zamin Ali, Ghulam Muhammad, Tanvir Ahmad, Rifatullah Khan, Shabana Naz, 
    Haseeb Anwar, Farooq Ahmad Farooqi, Muhammad Nouman Manzoor and Abdul Rahim Usama. 2010. Prevalence of Caprine Sub-Clinical Mastitis, its Etiological Agents and their Sensitivity to Antibiotics in Indigenous Breeds of Kohat, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of life and Social Science. 8(1): 63-67.
    Khan R.U., F.R. Durrani, N. Chand, 
    Haseeb Anwar, S. Naz, F.A. Farooqi and M.N. Manzoor. 2009. EJect of Cannabis Sativa fortified feed on muscle growth and visceral organs in broiler chicks. International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology. 6(3): 179-182.
    Haseeb Anwar and Zia-ur Rahman. 2002. EJect of Ascaridia galli infection on electrolytes and vitamins in chickens. Online Journal of Biological Sciences. 2 (10): 650-651.

    Research Projects

    Characterization of condensed tannins in feeds and forages of Pakistan for their anthelmintic evaluation.

    Responsibility: Research Associate
    Funded: PARC-ALP, Pakistan                      Status: Completed (2004)
    Effect of protein and probiotics supplementation on production performance, immune and biomarkers of health status in molted layers.
    Responsibility: PhD Scholar
    Funded: HEC-Indigenous PhD Scholarships            Status: Completed (2011)
    Efficacy of local vs imported probiotic on the serum health markers & dynamics of pituitary gland.
    Responsibility: P.I.
    Funded: HEC-Start up grants program          Status: In process (2012)
    Anti hypercholestrolemic & immunomodulatory activity of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporous) & lactobacillus probiotic, with their subsequent effects on biohealth markers and gut microbial ecology.
    Responsibility: CO PI
    Funded: HEC-SRGP                                     Status: In Process (2013)
    Estimation of protein and productive efficiency profile of locally produced Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) in broiler
    Responsibility: PI
    Funded: PARC-ALP (1.5 million)                 Status: Under Process (2017)

    Courses Taught

    Under Graduate

    Cell and Molecular Biology



    Renal Physiology



    Postgraduate (MPhil & PhD)

    Advanced Cell Physiology

    Advances in Clinical Endocrinology

    Principles of Physiology and Homeostasis

    Comparative Physiology