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Nutritional Genomics Research Lab

Meet Our Team

Lab Director

Dr. Haseeb Anwar

Dr. Haseeb Anwar is the Chairperson of Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Punjab, Pakistan. He holds a graduate degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and M. Phil in Parasitology from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has worked as Research Associate, Veterinary Officer and Assistant Research Officer in various prominent Institutes of Pakistan. He completed his doctorate degree (PhD) in Physiology in 2011 from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. In 2012 he started his professional career as In-charge/Assistant Professor at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, GCUF and since then he is attached to the same Institute. Under his leadership and vision, more than 100 MPhil and 06 PhD students have completed their post-graduation. He has won numerous research funds worth more than 10 million from different funding agencies. Also 1st Prof. Samina Jalali Gold Medal in "Reproductive Physiology" conferred by the “The Applied Zoological Society of Pakistan” 2019, research productivity award 2015-16 and 2016-17 from GC University, Pakistan Eminent Scientist (Life Sciences) in Galaxies of Who is who in Pakistan, 2011 South Asia Publications, Pakistan and Awarded Star laureate, 2011, South Asia Publications, Pakistan. He established various lab groups in Department of Physiology and an Animal Experimental Station. He developed various collaborations with National and International institutes for the exchange of students. He holds membership of National and International Boards, Societies and Associations. His area of research involves metabolic disorders including diabetes and associated complications, hypertension and gut microbiome. In short, he possesses self-awareness, garner credibility, focus on relationship-building, bias for action, exhibit humility, empower others, stay authentic, present himself as constant and consistent.

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Research Heads

Dr. Arslan Iftikhar

Dr. Arslan Iftikhar is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad. He holds a graduate degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and an MPhil in Physiology from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has worked as Research Associate at the Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He started his full-time professional career in 2014 as Lecturer at the Department of Physiology, Government College University, Faisalabad. Later, he left for France for his doctorate studies and earned his PhD from the Department of Functional Genomics and Cancer, Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC), University of Strasbourg, France. His doctoral research was aimed at exploring the role of histone variants and DNA repair machinery in cancer epigenetics. He resumed back his services in the Department of Physiology, GCUF in October 2019. Currently, his research group is involved in the molecular-level exploration of the pancreatic regenerative potential of various natural products. He is the author and co-author of several high impact factor peer-reviewed publications. Apart from mentoring undergraduate students, he has supervised 07 MPhil students and currently supervising 03 PhD and 10 MPhil students. He is the Full Member of The Physiological Society, United Kingdom, American Physiological Society, USA, French Psychological Society, France, Endocrine Society, USA, & European Society of Endocrinology, United Kingdom.  Overall, Dr. Arslan tends to keep up with recent progress in the field of Physiology and is a prolific academician having command of teaching, research, and administration in various capacities.

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Dr. Humaira Muzaffar

Dr. Humaira Muzaffar is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad. She carried out her graduate degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), MPhil and PhD in Physiology from Institute of Physiology & Pharmacology, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. She has a good experience in laboratory animal handling & dose administration protocols. During her PhD she established & characterized rat model of induced hyperglycemia in the lab. Her doctoral research was intended at exploring the effect of high protein diet on pancreatic beta cell regeneration & functioning in diabetic rat model. She started her professional career in October, 2020 as Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology, Government College University, Faisalabad. Currently, her research group is involved in exploring the aspects of in vivo animal models of metabolic disorders, the gene expression analysis, nutrigenomics & health biology. She is the author and co-author of several high impact factor peer-reviewed publications. Apart from mentoring undergraduate students, she has supervised 08 M.Phil. students and currently supervising 02 PhD and 06 MPhil students. Overall, Dr. Humaira is highly motivated young scientist and academician who tends to keep up with recent progress in the field of molecular Physiology.

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