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Professional Societies Membership

1. Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

2. International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN)

3. Asian-Pacific Sciety for Neurochemistry (APSN)

4National Ataxia Foundation (NAF)

5. The Applied Zoological Society of Pakistan (AZSP)

Work experience

Nov 2013Present

Assistant Professor in Physiology

Neurochemicalbiology and Genetics Laboratory (NGL), Department of Physiology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Sep 2009Jul 2013

PhD 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

M. Sc (Hons) Thesis project

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

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


1.  Identification and functional analyses of molecular determinants causing Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) in consanguineous Pakistani families. 

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


1. Scholarship by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for  MPhil and PhD in France (2008)

2. Best Oral Presentation (1st) award. International Congress on Biological and Medical Sciences 2018 (ICBMS-2018) . 31 October-03 November 2018, Nigde / TURKEY


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

Intermediate (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 and Therapeutic Intervention for Injured Nerves

Courses taught to Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels

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

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 

Administrative Assignments/Duties

  1. Member of Faculty Board, Faculty of Life Sciences. 
  2. Member of Board of Studies for Physiology
  3. Advisor BS Physiology.
  4. Departmental Coordinator for Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC).
  5. Member departmental purchase committee.
  6. Coordinator Students affairs.
  7. Media coordinator of the department.
  8. Coordinator research collaboration with other departments.
  9. In-charge animal facility, department of Physiology.
  10. Member library book purchase committee.

Supervision of Graduate Students


Name of Student



Thesis Project Title


Asif Shahzad



Assessment Of The Prevailing      Neurological Disorders Among The Patients Of The Different Towns Of Faisalabad.


Muhammad Ilyas



Evaluation Of Therapeutic Effects Of Moringa Oleifera Against Induced Nerve Injury.


Nimra Aziz      



Exploration of the therapeutic potential of Cannabis sativa against peripheral nerve injury in mouse model


Aroona Razzaq



Investigation of the therapeutic role of Strychnos Nux Vomica against induced peripheral nerve injury in mouse model


Waseem Ahmad



Evaluation of the remedial potential of Foeniculum vulgare against induced peripheral nerve injury in mouse model


Kashif Nisar



Evaluation Of Therapeutic Effect Of Hypericum Perforatum Against Induce Nerve Injury


Shamaila Zafar



Chemical characterization and Bio-evaluation of Calotropis procera against induced peripheral nerve injury in mouse model


Syed Kashif Shahid Kamran



Exploration and Characterization of Potentially Effective Selected Plants to Promote Functional Recovery against Mechanically Induced Nerve Injury in Mouse Model


Ehtam ul Haq Makhdoom



Genetic analysis and functional studies of Pakistani families segregating primary microcephaly

Book Chapters

1. Ghulam Hussain, Azhar Rasul, Haseeb Anwar, Shoaib Ahmad Malik, Tao Sun, Aroona Razzaq, Nimra Aziz, and Asghar Shabbir.  Lipids, Brain, and Mental Health (2018). Bailey’s Industrial Oil and Fat Products (7th Edition). Wiley Publisher. In production

2. Haseeb Anwar, Ghulam Hussain and Imtiaz Mustafa. Antioxidants from Natural Sources (2018). Antioxidants in Foods and Its Applications,   DOI:10.5772/intechopen.72008


  1. Oral Presentation: entitled "Selected indigenous plants intervention ameliorates muscle functional recovery following an induced injury to sciatic nerve in mouse model" International Congress on Biological and Medical Sciences 2018, ICBMS-2018. October 31, November 3, 2018, Nigde, Turkey.
  2. Oral Presentation: entitled "Oxidative stress mediated effect of Moringa oleifera on muscle functional recovery in a mechanical induced nerve injury mouse model" First International Conference on Applied Zoology, ICAS-2018. October 10-11, 2018. Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  3.  Invited Speaker:  Presentation entitled "Traumatic nerve injury and natural products-based strategies to accelerate nerve regeneration" Seminar oganized by Department of Physiology, Sargodha Medical College, University of Sargodha. January 3, 2019. Sargogha, Pakistan.
  4. 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.
  5. Poster presentation entitled "Systemic depletion of delta-9-desaturase (SCD1) promotes motor function recovery following nerve injury" at  10th annual ENCALS  meeting. May 25-27, 2012. Dublin, Ireland.  
  6. Poster 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.


1. 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

2. 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 Diseases: An Update of Recent Data
 (2018)Molecules 2018, 23, 814; doi:10.3390/molecules23040814

3. Ghulam Hussain, Haseeb Anwar, Azhar Rasul, Ali Imran, Muhammad Qasim, Shamaila Zafar, Muhammad Imran, Syed Kashif Shahid Kamran, Nimra Aziz, Aroona Razzaq, Waseem Ahmad, Asghar Shabbir, Javed Iqbal, Shahid Mahmood Baig, Muhammad Ali, Jose-Luis Gonzalez de Aguilar and Tao Sun. Lipids As Biomarkers Of Brain Disorders (2018). Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2019 Jan 7:1-24. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1529653. 

4. Ghulam Hussain, Jing Wang, Azhar Rasul, Haseeb Anwar, Ali Imran, Muhammad Qasim, Shamaila Zafar, Syed Kashif Shahid Kamran, Aroona Razzaq, Nimra Aziz, Waseem Ahmad, Asghar Shabbir, Javed Iqbal, Shahid Mahmood Baig and Tao Sun. Role of Cholesterol and Sphingolipids in Brain Development and Neurological
Lipids in Health and Disease (2018). Lipids Health Dis. 2019 Jan 25;18(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12944-019-0965-z.

5. 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, Volume 13. Issue 5. Pages 513-656. 2018

6. Maria Javeed, Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Farhat Jabeen, Bilal Rasool, Nusrat Shafiq, Ammara Riaz, Ghazala Kaukab and Muhammad Ali. Harmine and its derivatives: Biological activities and therapeutic potential in human diseases (2018).  Bangladesh J Pharmacol. 2018; 13: 203-213.

7. Tahira Younis, Azhar Rasul, Faiza Jabeen, Ghulam Hussain, Javaria Altaf,
Laila Jafri, Rehana Rani, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Iqra Sarfraz and Muhammad Ali. Ameliorating role of methanolic leaves extract of Fraxinus xanthoxyloides against CCl4-challanged nephrotoxicity in rats (2018). Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., Vol.31, No.4(Suppl), July 2018, pp.1475-1484 

8. Ammara Riaz, Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Kashif Zahoor ,
Farhat Jabeen, Zinayyera Subhani, Tahira Younis, Muhammad Ali, Iqra Sarfraz,
and Zeliha Selamoglu. Astragalin: A Bioactive Phytochemical with Potential
Therapeutic Activities (2018).
 Advances in Pharmacological Sciences,  Volume 2018, Article ID 9794625, 15 pages.

9. Bushra Nageen, Iqra Sarfraz, Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Fariha Rukhsar,
Somia Irshad, Ammara Riaz, Zeliha Selamoglu & Muhammad Ali. Eupatilin: a natural pharmacologically active flavone compound with its wide range applications (2018).  Journal of Asian Natural Products  Research,

10. Nan Miao, Shan Bian, Trevor Lee, Taufif Mubarak, Shiying Huang, Zhihong Wen, Ghulam Hussain and Tao Sun. Opposite Roles of Wnt7a and Sfrp1 in Modulating Proper Development of Neural Progenitors in the Mouse Cerebral Cortex (2018). Front. Mol. Neurosci. 11:247. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00247

11. Mustafa Sevindik, Azhar Rasul, Ghulam Hussain, Haseeb Anwar,
Muhammad Kashif Zahoor
, Iqra Sarfraz, Kashif Shahid Kamran,
Hasan Akgul
, Ilgaz Akata and Zeliha Selamoglu. Determination of anti-oxidative, anti-microbial activity and heavy metal contents of Leucoagaricus leucothites (2018) Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., Vol.31, No.5(Suppl), September 2018, pp.2163-2168

12. 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 

13. 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://

14Jaweria 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

15. 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://

16. 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.

17. 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 

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21Florent 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.

22. 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.

23. Ghulam 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 and 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 

24Ghulam 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.

25Sohail 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

26. Shifa Shaffique, Saeed Ahmed, Ghulam Hussain, Anila Rehman, Haseeb Anwar
and Hafiz Muhammad AsifA Novel Approach to Homeopathy, Alternative to
Antibiotics (2018).
 RADS J. Biol. Res. Appl. Sci. 2018; 9(1): 50-52.

27. Shifa Shaffique, Saeed Ahmad, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Haseeb Anwar, Ghulam Hussain, Saba Javed. Prevalence of Hirsutism in tThe Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan (2018).  RADS J. pharm. pharm. sci. 2018;6(1):17-21.

28. Shifa Shaffique, Saeed Ahmed, Haseeb Anwar, Asia Sattar, Sundas Farooq,
Abdulsattar Hashmi
, Anila Rehman, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Ghulam Hussain and
Khalil Ahmad.
 Review On Biological Activities And Homeopathic Uses Of Berberis Aquifolium (2018). WJPPS. 2018;7(5): 144-151

29. Shifa Shaffique, Anila Rehman, Saeed Ahmed, Ghulam Hussain, Haseeb Anwar, Hafiz Muhammad Asif. Review on Pharmacological Activities and Homeopathic Uses of Eucalyptus globulus (2018). RADS J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci. 2018; 6(2): 157-161