Name : Dr. Imran Khan
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Pharmacy
Qualification(s) : PhD, University of Malakand (Metobolic disorder, Neuro Pharmacology)
Qualification(s) : Pharm-D, University of Malakand
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1. Imran Khan 1, Tapan Kumar Mohanta 2 , Nuzhat Ihsan 1 , Sobia Ahsan Halim 2 , Ajmal Khan 2,*, Najeeb Ur Rehman 2 , Faizullah Khan 2,3, Asaad Khalid 4,5 , Ashraf N. Abdalla 6 , Nasiara Karim 7,and Ahmed Al-Harrasi. “Antiamnesic Effects of Feralolide Isolated from Aloe vera Resin Miller against Learning Impairments Induced in Mice”. Antioxidants 2023, 12, 161. . (IF=)
2. Najeeb Ur Rehman, Sulaiman Al-Shidhani, Nasiara Karim, Ajmal Khan, Imran Khan, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Sajid Khan Sadozai, Satya Kumar Avula, Rene Csuk,
Ahmed Al-Harrasi. “Incensole derivatives from frankincense: Isolation, enhancement, synthetic modification, and a plausible mechanism of their anti-depression activity”. Bioorganic Chemistry 126 (2022) 105900. (IF=)
3. Ajmal Khan, Imran Khan, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Najeeb Ur Rehman, Nasiara Karim, Waqar Ahmad, Majid Khan, Rene Csuk, Ahmed Al-Harrasi. “Anti-diabetic potential of β-boswellic acid and 11-keto-β-boswellic acid: Mechanistic insights from computational and biochemical approaches. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 147 (2022) 112669. (IF=)
4. Mughal Qayum, Muhammad Nisar, Abdur Rauf, Imran Khan, Waqar Ahmad Kaleem, Muslim Raza, Nasiara Karim, Munawar Ahmad Saleem, Saud Bawazeer, Sengul Uysal9,10, Gokhan Zengin11, Saqib Jahan4 and Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan. “In-vitro and in-silico anticancer potential of taxoids from Taxus wallichiana Zucc. Biol. Fut. 70, 1–5. (IF=)
5. Nausheen Nazir, Muhammad Zahoor , Mohammad Nisar, Imran Khan, Riaz Ullah and Amal Alotaibi “Antioxidants Isolated from Elaeagnus umbellata (Thunb.) Protect against Bacterial Infections and Diabetes in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rat Model. Molecules 2021, 26, 4464. molecules26154464
6. Hammad Ullah, Ajmal Khan, Najeeb Ur Rehman, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Haroon Khan,Imran Khan, Rene Csuk, Ahmed Al-Rawahi, Saif Al-Hatmi, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, ” Lophenol and lathosterol from resin of Commiphora kua possess hepatoprotective effects in vivo. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 252 (2020) 112558.
7. Nasiara Karim, Inamullah Khan, Waheed Khan, Imran Khan, Ajmal Khan
Sobia Ahsan Halim, Hizbullah Khan, Javid Hussain and Ahmed Al-Harrasi “Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Asparacosin A Involve Selective Cyclooxygenase 2 and Inflammatory Cytokines Inhibition: An in-vitro,
in-vivo, and in-silico Approach, Front. Immunol. 10:581.
doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00581
8. Nasiara Karim, Haroon Khan, Imran Khan, Ouyang Guo, Eduardo Sobarzo Sanchez, Luca Rastrelli, Mohammad Amjad Kamal "An increasing role of polyphenols as novel therapeutics for Alzheimer’s: A review" BMS-MC-2019-HT2-779-3. (IF= 4.898)
9. Abeer Abdelhalim, Imran Khan, Nasiara Karim, “The Contribution of Ionotropic GABAergic and N-methyl-D-Aspartic Acid Receptors in the Antidepressant-Like Effects of Hispidulin” Pharmacogn. Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 62, April-June 2019. (IF= 1.525)
10. Ajmal Khan, Najeeb Ur Rehman, Sulaiman Al-Shidhani, Nasiara Karim,
Imran Khan, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Ahmed Al-Rawahi, Javid Hussain, Rene Csuk Evidence for the involvement of a GABAergic mechanism in the effectiveness of natural and synthetically modified incensole derivatives in neuropharmacological disorders: A computational and pharmacologicalapproac, Phytochemistry 163 (2019) 58–74. (IF= 3.186)
11. Nasiara Karim, Inamullah Khan, Waheed Khan, Imran Khan, Ajmal Khan, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Hizbullah Khan, Javid Hussain and Ahmed Al-Harrasi “Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Asparacosin A Involve Selective Cyclooxygenase 2 and Inflammatory Cytokines Inhibition: An in-vitro, in-vivo, and in-silico Approach, Fronteir in Immunology. March 2019 Volume 10, Article 581. (IF= 5.511)
12. Nasiara Karim, Imran Khan, Haroon Khan, Babar Ayub, Heba Abdel-Halim and Navnath Gavande Anxiolytic Potential of Natural Flavonoids. SM Journal of Steroids and Hormones . 2018;1(1):1001.
13. Muhammad Nazir Uddin, Muhammad, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Waqas, NajeebUllah Khan, Waqas Ali Khan, Imran Khan, Nasiara Karim and Muhammad Rizwan “Antibiotic assays of Salmonella isolated from poultry chicken of various locations in districts Swat” Pure Appl. Biol. (2018).70010 .
14. Nasiara Karim, Imran Khan, Abeer Abdelhalim, Ajmal Khan, Sobia Ahsan Halim Antidepressant potential of novel flavonoids derivatives from sweet violet (Viola odorata L): Pharmacological, biochemical and computational evidences for possible involvement of serotonergic mechanism. Journal of Fitoterapia . (IF= 2.264).
15. Nasiara Karim , Heba Abdelhalim, Navnath Gavande, Imran Khan, and Haroon Khan “Natural Products as an Emerging Therapeutic Alternative in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2018, Article ID 3056847, 2 pages (IF= 2.064)
16. Nausheen Nazir, Muhammad Zahoor, Mohammad Nisar, Imran Khan, Nasiara Karim, Heba Abdel-Halim and Akhtar. Phytochemical analysis and antidiabetic potential of Elaeagnus umbellata (Thunb.) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats: pharmacological and computational approach. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018 18:332 (IF= 2.064)
17. Nasiara Karim, Imran Khan, Abeer AbdelHalim, Heba Abdel- Halim, jane R hanrahan. “Molecular Docking and Antiamnesic Effects of Nepitrin Isolated from Rosmarinus Officinalis on Scopolamine-Induced Memory Impairment in Mice” Journal of Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. (IF= 2.759)
18. Nausheen Nazir, Nasiara Karim, Heba Abdel- Halim, Imran Khan, Syed Fazal Wadood, Muhammad Nisar. “Phytochemical analysis, molecular docking and antiamnesic effects of methanolic extract of Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn seeds in scopolamine induced memory impairment in mice”. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017.DOI: (IF= 3.9)
19. Nasiara Karim, Navnath Gavande, Graham A. R. Johnston, Jane R. Hanrahan, Imran Khan, Naveed Ahmad and Mary Chebib. 3’methoxy-6-methylflavone and 3’hydroxy-6-methylflavone modulate GABAA receptor function and exert anti convulsant activity in various seizure models” Journal of Pharmacological report, 2017. (IF= 2.25 )
20. Nasiara Karim, Rahatullah, Imran Khan, Inamullah Khan, Abdur Rauf. “Moleculer Docking and Pharmacological evaluation of quinlyl- thienyl chalcone for antinociceptive , anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities”.Bangladesh journal of Pharmacology, 2016, (IF= 1.052)
21. Imran Khan, Waqar Ahmad, Nasiara Karim, Abeer Abdelhalim. “Antidiabetic activity and histopathological analysis of carnosol isolated from Artemisia indica linn in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats”. Medicinal chemistry Research 2016 (IF:1.88 )
22. Abdur rauf, Taibi Ben hadda, Shujjat ali khan, Mohamed Fawezy Ramadan, Imran khan. Gastrointestinal motility and acute toxicity of pistegremic acid isolated from the galls of Pistacia integrrima, (Medicinal Chemistry Research). (IF=1.36)
23. Imran Khan, Nasiara Karim, Waqar Ahmad, Abeer Abdelhalim, and Mary Chebib “GABA-A Receptor Modulation and Anticonvulsant, Anxiolytic, and Antidepressant Activities of Constituents from Artemisia indica Linn”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2016, Article ID 1215393, 12 pages. (IF.1.88)
24. Abeer Abdelhalim, Nasiara Karim, Mary Chebib, Talal Aburja, Imran, Khan, Graham,A. R. Johnston,and Jane R. Hanrahan. “Antidepressant, anxiolytic and Antinociceptive Activities of constituents from Rosmarinus officinalis”, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical science 18 (4) 448-459, 2015 (IF=1.6)
25. Nasiara Karim, Shahid Irshad, Imran Khan, Akhtar Mohammad, Itrat Anis , Muhammad Raza Shah ,Inamullah Khan, Mary Chebib. GABAA receptor modulation and neuropharmacological activities of viscosine isolated from Dodonaea viscosa (Linn). Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 136, 2015 64–72. (IF= 2.6)
26. Waqar Ahmad, Imran Khan, Mir Azam Khan, Manzoor Ahmad, Fazal Subhan, and Nasiara Karim, “Evaluation of antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic activity of Artemisia indica linn. (Aeriel parts) in Streptozotocin induced diabetic rats,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 151, pp. 618–623, 2014 (IF=3.2)

1. One day seminar on “Capacity Building of Pharmacy Graduate”organized by Department of Pharmacy, 19th October, 2023.
2. One day workshop on “ Use of CRISPR cas 9 in animal and cell lines” Organized by Department of Microbiology, University of Swabi 19th Septmber, 2019.
3. “1st National Conference on Current Updates in Pharmacy Profession and Research” Organized by Department of Pharmacy, COMSATE University Islamabad, Abbotabad Campus July 29-30,2019.
4. InterNational Pharmacy Conference and Exhibition (IPCE) 2019, Organized by Department of Pharmacy, University of Swabi June 18-20th , 2019.
5. “9th International seminar from Plant to patients Identification of New Drug for Metobolic Disorders” Organized by Asian Network of research on antidiabetic Plants (ANRAP) Panjwani Centre for Moleculer medicine and Research International centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences to be held on Januarry 25-27, 2019
6. Two days International Conference on “ Ist IntaerNational Coneference on startegies for Therapeutic control & Prevention of dangue & other infectious diseases in Pakistan” to be held on 1-2 March, 2018 Organized by
7. One day Consultancy Workshop HEc Funded Thematic Research grant Project “ causes and consequences of HIV/ AIDS in Rural and Urban Communities of Pakistan” to be held on December 08, 2018 at Departemnt of Sociology University of Malakand.
8. 3 Days Interantional Conference on “ Climate Change impact on Agriculture and Food Supply” to be held on april24-26, 2018 department of agriculture University of Swabi.
9. On day seminar on “ Antibiotic Awareness week 2017” Organized by department of Pharmacy, University of Swabi dated 22nd November, 2017.
10. One day Training Work shop on the Power Lab” Organized by Department of Pharmacy, University of Swabi dated 08 November 2017.
11. 1st National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences” October 09-11, 2017, Organized by Department of Pharmacy, university of Malakand.
12. One day workshop on “Ist work shop on Computer Based Softaware Application in Research” Organized by Department of Computer Science University of Swabi.22nd May 2017.
13. One day National Seminar on “Clinical Pharmacy and future Challenges to Clinical Pharamcist in Pakistan” Organized by Department of Pharmacy, University of Swabi 3rd May 2017.
14. 3 days International Conference “ New Horizon in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences” Abbotabad University of Science and `Technology, Havelian Abbotabad 27th to 29th May 2017.
15. One day Workshop on “Biosafety Training Workshop for Young Researcher” Oraganized by Department of Agriculture Universty of Swabi with collaboration National academic Young Scientist (NAYS) Pakistan and Sure Bio- Diabnostic and Pharmaceuticals. (20/12/2016).
16. One day Seminar on “HIV- Hepatitis” Organized by Department of Sociology, University of Malakand, Chakdara Lower Dir (17/12/2016).
17. One day seminar on “World antibiotic Awareness Week 2016” organized by Department of Pharmacy, university of Swabi (23rd November 2016).
18. “Annual Neurosciences Meetings 2016 Showcasing Neurosciences Research in Pakistan”, Saturday 8th October, 2016, Organized by Agha Khan University Karachi with collaboration of PASBAN and AERIC.(October 8, 2016)
19. “27th National and 15th Inter National Chemistry” Conference August 22-25.
Organized by department of Chemistry, University of Malakand with collaboration HEC, Pakistan Chemical society (2016).
20. “IBRO-APRRC Associate Workshop of Neuroscience, from Basic Neuroscience to advance Applications 2016” organized by Atta ur-Rehman School of applied Bioscience (ASAB), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.
21. One day Seminar “International conference on recent innovation in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015” organized by Ripahah institute of Pharmaceutical sciences Islamsabad (2015).
22. National Pharmacy conference on “Pharmacy as Profession Challlanges and opportunity in the new scenario” organized by Department of Pharmacy university of Peshawar Campus II Baragali (2015).
23. Workshop on “Eradication of Polio using ICT” organized by Department of Computer Science University of Malakand(2015).

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