Department of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology

Dr. Ali Sharif

Ali Sharif
Ali Sharif
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology (TTS)
Department of Pharmacology
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7th December 2009 to 16th March 2012


Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore.

17 March 2012 to 21 September 2015

HEC Scholar

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore

22 September 2015 to 13 February 2020

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore

27 February 2020 to  date

Assistant Professor

Institute of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Allied Health Sciences, Lahore College for Women University Lahore

Honor and Awards

  • Research Productivity Award 2018, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore
  • HEC Approved Supervisor 2019
  • HEC Indigenous PhD Scholar Ship, Higher Education Commission Pakistan 2011
  • 2nd position in M.Phil. B.Z.U Multan 2009
  • 1st position in SSC examination in school


  • Registered as a Pharmacist from Punjab Pharmacy Council, Pakistan 3968A/06

Graduate Students /Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/Honour Students

M.Phil. Students Supervised
1.Nida Shakir            Acute and Sub-chronic intravenous toxicity study of Pirarubicin loaded poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid Nano-particles     2020
2.Faiza Liaqat Ali Khan      Effect of Datura alba Leaf Part Extracts On Ovalbumin Induced Asthma in Rat Model 2020
3.Shaher Bano         Hepato-protective Effect of Polyphenols extracted from Tamarix aphylla aerial parts            2020
4.Afshan Asghar      Effect of Ficus johannis boiss. Leaves extract on Blood glucose level in a model of type II Diabetes mellitus      2019
5.Myeda Saeed        Evaluation of potential antidiabetic and Antioxidant activity of Cyperus iria            2019
6.Mehreen Nasir      The Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of Illicium verum (Start Anise) Essential oil  2019
7.Arslan Arshad       Study of antimicrobial resistance patterns in tertiary care hospital from wound cultures          2019
8.Haroona Ahmad   Evaluation of Antidiabetic and Antioxidant potential of different extracts of Fagonia cretica Whole plant  2017
9.Ali Hamza  Evaluation of antioxidant and antidiabetic potential of seeds and fruits of Cordia obliqua            2018
10.Muhammad Salman      Evaluation of antidiabetic potential in leaves of Origanum marjorana Linn (marwa)          2018
11.Darosham Khan Effect of Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook) Raf. (Gull Mohar) whole plant extracts on blood glucose level in a model of type2 diabetes Mellitus       2018
12.Mehroz Zafar       Effect of Euphorbia royleana bioss”s extract on blood glucose level in a model of type II diabetes mellitus      2018
13.Tuktum Fatima    Study to evaluate the antidiabetic potential of Euphorbia granulate forrsk in wistar rats      2018
14.Maryam Malik      Evaluation of potential antidiabetic and antioxidant activity of different extracts of Tamarix gallica         2018
15.Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad     Evaluation of potential antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of different extracts of Withania cogulans whole plant     2017
16.Hammad Mahmood       Evaluation of potential antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of different extracts of stems and pods of Corchorus depressus    2017
17.Aqsa Abdul Qayyum      Evaluation of potential antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of different extracts of Urtica dioca leave part 2017
18.Faisal Razzaq     Antioxidant and antidiabetic activity of Tylophora hirsuta in normal ans alloxan induced diabetic rats           2017
19.Maryam Zaib       Evaluation of antioxidant and antihyperglycemic potential of different extracts of Berberis lyceum       2017

20.Fasiha Tariq Qureshi     Comparative study of second-generation antihistamine (cetirizine hydrochloride 10 mg) alone versus antihistamine in combination with leukotriene receptor antagonists (montelukast sodium 10 mg) in the treatment of allergic rhinitis         2016

Service Activity

Reviewer of different journals of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Natural Product Research, Drug development and Industrial Pharmacy, Environmental Toxicology, Drug and Chemical Toxicology, Environmental Science Pollution Research, Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Scientific Reports, Journal of Experimental Pharmacology, Journal of Inflammation Research, BioMed Research International, Metabolic Brain Disease, Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
  • International Conference on Pharmaceutical Toxicology at Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 25-26 April, 201, UVAS, Lahore
  • International Health Trigon Summit 2018, Inter-Professional cooperation in Pharmacotherapy 17-18 April,2018 held in The University of Lahore

Brief Statement of Research Interest

Dr. Ali Sharif is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Pharmacy, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. He received his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2016, from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Biosciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore.  His PhD work was focused on genotoxic, mutagenic, cytotoxic and microbiological evaluation of pharmaceutical waste water. He has a teaching experience of more than 11 years. He has produced more than 20 M.Phil. students as major supervisor. He is author of more than 45 research papers and book chapters. He is the associate editorial board member of different journals like “Coronaviruses”. His expertise and interests mainly focus on toxicological mechanisms of chemicals and amelioration of chronic disorders using medicinal plants and nutraceuticals.

List of Publications

  • Cyperus iria aqueous-ethanol extract ameliorated hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and regulated inflammatory cytokines in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
  • Synthesis of naringenin loaded lipid based nanocarriers and their In-vivo therapeutic potential in a rheumatoid arthritis model
  • Maternotoxicity and fetotoxicity in Rattus norvegicus albinus exposed to tramadol during the late phase of pregnancy
  • Genotoxic and cytotoxic assessment of sitagliptin and simvastatin alone and in combination
  • Tylophora hirsuta L. leaf extract attenuates alloxan-induced diabetes in mice by suppressing oxidative stress and α-amylase
  • Mechanistic insights of snake venom disintegrins in cancer treatment
  • Biotransformation and toxicity evaluation of functionalized manganese doped iron oxide nanoparticles
  • In vivo toxicity and biodegradation studies in mimicked biological media of bare and functionalised haematite nanoparticles
  • Argemone mexicana extract alleviates gastrointestinal disorders by stimulating muscarinic receptors and blocking voltage-gated L-type calcium channels
  • Appraisal of Anti-Arthritic and Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Folkloric Medicinal Plant Peganum Harmala
  • Antioxidant and Wound Healing Potential of Essential Oil from Citrus reticulata Peel and Its Chemical Characterization. Medicinal Values of Peels Essential Oil
  • Tylophora hirsuta (Wall.) extracts ameliorates diabetes associated with inflammation in alloxan induced diabetic rats
  • Berberis lycium Royle. extracts attenuate inflammation and modulates hyperglycemia in alloxan induced diabetic rats
  • Preventive effect of Euphorbia royleana Boiss on diabetes induced by streptozotocin via modulating oxidative stress and deoxyribonucleic acid damage
  • Pharmacokinetic profile of chitosan modified poly lactic co-glycolic acid biodegradable nanoparticles following oral delivery of gentamicin in rabbits
  • Biodegradable nanoparticle based transdermal patches for gentamicin delivery: Formulation, characterization and pharmacokinetics in rabbits
  • Amelioration of hyperglycaemia and modulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines by Tamarix gallica fractions in alloxan induced diabetic rats
  • alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitory, Anti-Oxidant, and Anti-Hyperglycemic Effects of Euphorbia nivulia–Ham. in STZ-Induced Diabetic Rats
  • Delonix regia a Folklore Remedy for Diabetes; Attenuates Oxidative Stress and Modulates Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  • Phytochemical, anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive and cytotoxic basis for the use of Haloxylon stocksii
  • Chemical characterization, antioxidant evaluation, and antidiabetic potential of Pinus gerardiana (Pine nuts) extracts
  • In vitro and in vivo anti-arthritic evaluation of Polystichum braunii to validate its folkloric claim
  • Validation of hepatoprotective use of polygonum perfoliatum extract against paracetamol induced toxicity in wistar rats
  • Antioxidant and alpha amylase inhibitory activities of Fumaria Officinalis and its antidiabetic potential against alloxan induced diabetes
  • Influence of different formulation variableson the performance of transdermal drug delivery system containing tizanidine hydrochloride invitro and ex-vivo evaluation
  • Anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity of Pteris cretica whole plant extracts 2074-7764
  • Evaluation of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of solvent extracts of Tricholepis chaetolepis (Boiss) Rech. f. whole plant
  • Association of textile industry effluent with mutagenicity and its toxic health implications upon acute and sub-chronic exposure
  • Effect of hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymer on the release of ketoprofen and allopurinol from bilayer matrix transdermal patch. Advances in polymer technology
  • Diverse signaling pathways and current status of molecular targeted treatments in hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Genotoxic and cytotoxic potential of Alternanthera Bettzickiana, an important ethno-medicinal plant
  • Genotoxic and Cytotoxic Potential of Whole Plant Extracts of Kalanchoe Laciniata By Ames And MTT Assay
  • Antioxidant activity of Pistacia khinjuk supported by phytochemical investigation
  • Effect of hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymer on in-vitro dissolution and permeation of bisoprolol fumarate through transdermal patch
  • Probiotics for Cure of Helicobacter pylori Infection: A Review
  • Oxidative stress responses in Wistar rats on subacute exposure to pharmaceutical wastewater
  • Textile industrial effluent induces mutagenicity and oxidative DNA damage and exploits oxidative stress biomarkers in rats
  • Toxicity Appraisal of Untreated Dyeing Industry Wastewater Based on Chemical Characterization and Short-Term Bioassays
  • Genotoxic and mutagenic potential of Terminalia Citrina fruit extracts, a plant of ethno-medicinal significance
  • Current Trends I the treatment of Hepatitis C: Interventions prevent adverse effects and increase effectiveness of anti-HCV therapy
  • Evaluation of anti-inflammatory analgesic and anti-pyretic activities of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of seeds of BUCHANIA LANZAN in animal models
  • Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic activities of Grewia asiatica fruit extracts in albino mice
  • Pharmaceutical wastewater being composite mixture of environmental pollutants may be associated with mutagenicity and genotoxicity
  • Comparative Efficiency of Propylene Glycol and Polyethylene Glycol in Enhancing Per-cutaneous Absorption and Release of a Drug through Silicone Membrane and Rat Skin
  • Formulation and Characterization of Modified Release tablets containing Isoniazid using swell able polymers. African Journal of Traditional Complementry and Alternative Medicine
  • Design and evaluation of modified release bilayer tablets of flurbiprofen