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Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Work experience

Nov 2013Present

Assistant Professor in Physiology

Department  of Physiology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Courses taught to Undergraduate and Postgraduate classes

1. Nerve and Muscle Physiology

2. Physiology of Nervous System

3. Electrophysiology

4. Physiology of the Sensory System

5. Neurophysiology

6. Physiological Techniques

7. Physiology of Health, Fitness and Exercise

8. Research Methods In Bio-sciences

10. Sports and exercise Physiology

11. Advanced Immunology

Sep 2009Jul 2013

Ph.D student

Inserm-U1118, Mécanismes Centraux et Périphériques de la Neurodégénérescence

Role of Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase-1 in maintaining muscle activity: study of a lesion model for understanding the metabolic alterations characteristics of ALS

Sep 2005Aug 2007

Master Thesis project

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Impact of Intercropping and Organic matters on the subterranean termites in sugarcane at Faisalabad


Investigation of the neurological disorders prevalence in Faisalabad city, an epidemiological study. 


Scholarship by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for  MPhil and PhD in France


Sep 2009Jul 2013


University of Strasbourg
Sep 2008Jun 2009

Master 2

University of Strasbourg
Sep 2005Aug 2007

M. Sc (Hons)

University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Sep 2001Jun 2005

B. Sc (Hons)

University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Sep 1998Jun 2000

F. Sc

Govt. S.E. College, Bahawalpur
Jan 1996Jan 1998


Govt. High School Kahror Pacca



International Workshop on Electrophysiology

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan

International Workshop on Electrophysiology

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan
17-21 April, 2017

15th National Training Course on Modern Techniques in Biotechnology

National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE). Faisalabad-Pakistan


Mechanism of Neurodegeneration and Regeneration,

Genetics of Neurological Disorders


Regenerative Possibilities of Injured Nerves,

Therapeutical Intervention for  Neurodegeneration.

Language Proficiencies

English: Fluent in reading writing & speaking (Medium of education)

French: Good in reading writing and speaking (DELF A2)

Urdu: Fluent in reading, writing and speaking

Saraiki: Fluent in reading, writing and speaking (mother tongue)

Punjabi: Fluent in reading, writing and speaking 


1. Invited Speaker:  Presentation entitled "Moringa oleifera ameliorates functional recovery after mechanical nerve injury in an induced nerve injury mouse model" at  First International Symposium of “Precision Medicine and Genetics”, organized by School of Medicine and School of Biomedical Sciences of Huaqiao University. November 10th to 12th, 2017, Xiamen, Fujian-China.

2Poster presentation entitled "Systemic depletion of delta-9-desaturase (SCD1) promotes motor function recovery following nerve injury" at  10th annual ENCALS  meeting. May 25-272012. Dublin, Ireland.  

3Poster presentation entitled "Systemic depletion of delta-9-desaturase (SCD1) promotes motor function recovery following nerve injury" at  Neurex annual meeting. 25 October 2012. Strasbourg, France.


1Ghulam HUSSAIN; Florent SCHMITT; Alexandre HENRIQUES; Thiebault LEQUEU; Frederique RENE; Françoise BINDLER; Sylvie DIRRIG-GROSCH; Hugues OUDART; Lavinia PALAMIUC; Marie-Helene METZ-BOUTIGUE; Luc DUPUIS; Eric MARCHIONI; Jose-Luis GONZALEZ DE AGUILAR, Ph.D.; Jean-Philippe LOEFFLER. Systemic down-regulation of delta-9 desaturase promotes muscle oxidative metabolism and accelerates muscle function recovery following nerve injury (2013). PLoS ONE 8(6): e64525. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064525 

2Ghulam HUSSAIN; Florent SCHMITT; Jean-Philippe LOEFFLER; Jose-Luis GONZALEZ DE AGUILAR. Fatting the brain: a brief of recent research (2013). Front Cell Neurosci. 2013 Sep 9;7:144.

3. Florent SCHMITT; Ghulam HUSSAIN; Luc DUPUIS; Jean-Philippe LOEFFLER;  Alexandre HENRIQUES. A plural role for lipids in Motor Neuron Diseases: energy, signaling and structure (2014). Front. Cell. Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00025.

4. Gaëlle Bruneteau, Stéphanie Bauché, Jose Luis Gonzalez de Aguilar, Guy Brochier, Nathalie Mandjee, Marie-Laure Tanguy, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Anthony Behin, Frédéric Khiami, Elhadi Sariali, Caroline Hell-Remy, François Salachas, Pierre-François Pradat, Lucette Lacomblez, Sophie Nicole, Bertrand Fontaine, Michel Fardeau, Jean-Philippe Loeffler, Vincent Meininger, Emmanuel Fournier, Jeanine Koenig and Daniel Hantaï. Endplate denervation correlates with Nogo-A muscle expression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients (2015). Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, DOI: 10.1002/acn3.179

5. Alexandre HENRIQUES, Vincent CROIXMARIE, David A. PRIESTMAN, Angela ROSENBOHM, Sylvie DIRRIG-GROSCH, Eleonora D'AMBRA, Mylene HUEBECKERGhulam HUSSAIN, Claire BOURSIER-NEYRET, Andoni ECHANIZ-LAGUNA, Albert C. LUDOLPH, Frances M. PLATT, Bernard WALTHER, Michael SPEDDING, Jean-Philippe LOEFFLER, Jose-Luis GONZALEZ DE AGUILAR. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and denervation alter sphingolipids and up-regulate glucosylceramide synthase (2015). Hum. Mol. Genet. (2015) doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv439

6. Muhammad Umar SOHAIL, Michael E. Hume, Haseeb ANWAR, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Muhammad Zubair SHABBIR, David James NISBET, Shakeel AHMAD and Zahid KAMRAN. Metagenomics of Prebiotic and Probiotic supplemented broilers gastrointestinal tract microbiome (2014). IAJPR, 4 (9): 3780-3784.

7. Sohail AHMED, Rashad Rasool KHAN, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Muhammad Asam RIAZ, Abid HUSSAIN. Effect of Intercropping and Organic Matter on the Subterranean Termites Population in Sugarcane Field (2008). Int. J. Agri. Biol., 10: 581–4

8. Haseeb Anwar, Zia-ur-Rahman, Muhammad Umar Sohail, Arslan Iftikhar, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Amjad Ali, Arslan Shaukat. Evaluation of Health Biomarkers in Hyperlipidemic Albino Rabbits after Treatment with Withania somnifera and Lactuca scariola (2015). Pak. j. life soc. Sci., 13(1): 31‐36

9. Haseen ANWAR, Arslan IFTIKHAR, Muhammad Umar SOHAIL, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Muhammad Naeem FAISAL, Junaid Ali KHAN, Shazia Anwar BUKHARI, Zafar IQBAL.  Efficacy of Various Post-Molt Feed Supplementations in Poultry: An Empirical Review (2016). World’s Poultry Science Journal, 72(3), pp. 619–627. doi: 10.1017/S0043933916000441.

10. Muhammad Umar SOHAIL, Muhammad Zubair SHABBIR, Jörg M. STEINER, Shakeel AHMAD, Zahid KAMRAN, Haseeb ANWAR, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Arsalan SHAUKAT, Muhammad Irfan ULLAH and Jan S. SUCHODOLSKI.  Molecular analysis of the gut microbiome of diabetic rats supplemented with prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic foods (2016).  Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries (2016). doi:10.1007/s13410-016-0502-9 

11. A. Subhani, K. Ashraf, S. Ahmad, H. Anwar, G. Hussain, Z. Kamran, M. Lateef, M. Rasheed and M.U. Sohail.  Comparative efficacy of various feed additives on the resistance of broilers to experimentally-induced caecal coccidiosis (2017).    Europ.Poult.Sci., 81. 2017, ISSN 1612-9199, © Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart. DOI: 10.1399/eps.2017.178 

12. 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://

13Jaweria Nisar, Imtiaz Mustafa, Haseeb Anwar, Muhammad Umar Sohail,            Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Naeem Faisal, Shazia Anwer Bukhari,  Abdul Basit. Shiitake Culinary-Medicinal Mushroom, Lentinus edodes (Agaricomycetes): a Species with Antioxidant, Immunomodulatory, and Hepatoprotective Activities in Hypercholesterolemic Rats (2017).  DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2017024504

14. 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): Vol. 12 : Iss. 4 , Article 12. Available at: htps://

15. 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 (2018). Int J Biol Sci; 14(3):341-357. doi:10.7150/ijbs.23247. Available from

 16. Ghulam HUSSAIN, Longbin Zhang , Azhar Rasul, Haseeb Anwar,
Muhammad Umar Sohail, Aroona Razzaq, Nimra Aziz, Asghar Shabbir,
Muhammad Ali and Tao Sun. Role of plant-derived flavonoids and their mechanism in attenuation of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease: An update of recent data
 (2018) Molecules 2018, 23, 814; doi:10.3390/molecules23040814  

17. Muhammad Zafara, Iqra Sarfraza, Azhar Rasula, Faiza Jabeen, Khizar Samiullah, Ghulam Hussain, Ammara Riaz and Muhammad Ali. Tubeimoside-1, Triterpenoid Saponin, as a Potential Natural Cancer Killer (2018). Natural Product Communications Vol. 12 (0) 2017

18. Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Ghazala Kaukab, Farhat Jabeen, Iqra Sarfraz, Bilal Rasool, Muhammad Ali. Osthole: A Multifunctional Natural Compound with Potential Anticancer, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities (2017). EXCLI Journal Ms. NO. 2017-988. Submitted 

19. Bushra Nageen, Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Farhat Jabeen, Tahira Younis, Iqra Sarfraz, Jassia Bukhari, Muhammad Ali. Jaceosidin: A Novel Natural Flavone with Promising Anti-inflammatory and Anti-cancer Effects (2017). Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine (eCAM). Ms. No. 2871231 (Review Article). Submitted 

20. Maria Javed, Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Farhat Jabeen, Muhammad Kashif Zahoor, Muhammad Ali. Harmine and its derivatives: Biological activities and therapeutic potential in human diseases (2017). Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology (BJP). Submitted

21Jan S. Suchodolski, H. Anwar, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Ghulam Hussain; Muhammad Z Shabbir, J. M. Steiner, Muhammad U Sohail. Lentinus edodes mushroom supplementation alters gut microbiome and corrects dyslipidemia in rats (2017). Journal of Biotechnology. Submitted

22Haijun Zhang, Yafei Chang, Longbin Zhang, Seung-Nam Kim, Gaizka Otaegi, Nan Miao, Zhen Zhang, Xuqing Liu, Yanzhen Nie, Yanxia Gao, Taufif Mubarak, Andrew Pollock, Ghulam HUSSAIN, Cui Li, Cheng-Feng Qin, Zhiheng Xu, and Tao Sun. Upregulation of microRNA miR-9 is associated with microcephaly and Zika virus infection in mice (2017). EMBO Reports. Under revision