Department of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology

Dr. Sairah Hafeez Kamran

Dr. Sairah Hafeez Kamran
Dr. Sairah Hafeez Kamran

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
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March 2020- to date

Assistant Professor

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

November 2018- February 2020

Associate Professor

Gulab Devi Institute of Pharmacy

Gulab Devi Educational Complex

September 2016- June 2018

Assistant Professor

Punjab University College of Pharmacy 

University of the Punjab

April 2011- September 2016


Punjab University College of Pharmacy 

University of the Punjab

January 2008- March-2011

Retail Pharmacist

Malick Pharmacy, Bank Square Market, model Town, Lahore

February 2004- April 2006

Retail Pharmacist

Malick Pharmacy, Bank Square Market, model Town, Lahore

June 2003- January 2004

Retail Pharmacist

Talat Pharmacy, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Honor and Awards

  • Gold Medal in M. Phil Pharmacy (Pharmacology)
  • Punjab University Scholarship holder in B. Pharm 3rd and Final Years
  • President Scholarship holder in B. Pharm 3rd Professional Year


  • Punjab Pharmacy Council, Pakistan (Reg # 2959-A/03)
  • British Pharmacological Society (Early Career Researcher)

Graduate Students /Postdocs /Undergraduate Students/ Honour Students

  • Supervised Fourteen students for M.Phil Pharmacology degree
  • Co-supervised Eighteen M.Phil students in Pharmacology Research
  • Co-supervised Two M.Phil students for Pharmacognosy Degree

Service Activity

  1. Holder of Incentive award by the University of the Punjab in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
  2. External examiner in M.Phil. Pharmacology at University of Lahore and Riphah International University.
  3. Editor Pakistan Journal of Pharmacy from 2018 till February 2020
  4. Annual stock checking of Pharmaceutical chemistry and Central laboratories from 2012 till 2018 in Punjab University Colloege of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab.
  5. Internal examiner of Physiology in 1st professional year of Pharm.D.
  6. Develpoment of new practicals of postgrauate and undergraduate classes.
  7. Course completion of Physiology and Pharmacology in Pharm.D 1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional years.
  8. Course completion of M.Phil and Ph.D classes

Brief Statement of Research Interest

Fifteen years’ experience in the field of Pharmacy and research. My major objective is to gain and impart knowledge in field of Pharmacy with expertise in Physiology and Pharmacology research. The main areas of research include metabolic disorders especially diabetes, anti-inflammatory agents, biopolymers and natural products


  1. Sairah Hafeez Kamran, Zia Ul Mustafa, Alina Zeeshan Rao, Syed Shahzad Hasan, Farheen Zahoor, Mohammad Umair Sarwar, Shehroze Khan, Sannan Butt, Muhammad Rameez and Muhammad Asif Abbas (2021). SARS-CoV-2 infection pattern, transmission and treatment: Multicenter study in low to middle-income districts hospitals in Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sup, 1135-1142.
  2. Itzaz Aslam, Muhammad Shaharyar Khan Afridi, Waqar Siddique, Muhammad Shahbaz Khan Afridi, Sohaib Peerzada, Saiqa Ishtiaq, Sairah Hafeez Kamran, Hafiz Hanzalah Fahham and Naureen Shehzadi. Antioxidant, α amylase inhibition, DNA protection and antidepressant activity of Caralluma edulis extracts. Bioscience Research, 18(2): 1498-1509.
  3. Ans Munir, Fadia S. Youssef , Saiqa Ishtiaq 1, Sairah H. Kamran, Alaa Sirwi, Safwat A. Ahmed, Mohamed L. Ashour, and Sameh S. Elhady. Malva parviflora Leaves Mucilage: An Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Biopolymer with Antioxidant Properties. Polymers, 13, 4251: 1-21
  4. Muhammad Shahbaz, Kamran SH, Rukhsana Anwar (2020). Amelioration of Bleomycin and Methotrexate- Induced Pulmonary Toxicity by Serratiopeptidase and Fisetin. Nutrition and Cancer. 1-11
  5. Muhammad Ajaib, Pakeeza Rehman, Kamran SH, Samia Abid, Faiza Shafi, Khizar Hayat Bhatti (2020). Antimicrobial and antidiabetic evaluation of Dicliptera bupleuroides Nees. Bioscience Research. 17(4): 2844-55.
  6. Usman Iftikhar, Mobasher Ahmed, Hamid Saeed, Nouman Saleem, Afzaal Bashir, Muhammad Shahid Farooq, Kamran SH, Zikria Saleem (2020). Comparative safety and efficacy of conventional interferon versus pegylated-interferon based therapy for HCV: A retrospective cohort study from Gujranwala, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 33(5): 2037-45.
  7. Ammar Sarwar, Mobasher Ahmed, Kamran SH, Muhammad Z. Danish (2020). Rapid emergence of antibacterial resistance by bacterial isolates from patients of gynecological infections in Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 13(10): 1972-80
  8. Kanwal Rehman, Kamran SH, Muhammad Sajid Akash (2019). Toxicity of antibiotics In Hashmi MZ (Ed). Advancements in environmental pollution research series: Antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance genes in the environment (pp. 234- 252) Elsevier.
  9. Zohaib Abbas Khan, Mobasher Ahmad, Kamran SH, Rukhsana Anwar, Fizza Mobasher, Tanzeel ur Rehamn, Sadaf Riaz (2019). Preclinical Anti-diabetic Evaluation of N’-2,N’-4,N’-6-tris (4-Hydroxybenzylidene)Pyridine-2,4,6-Tricarbohydrazide. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy. 38(3): 531-538.
  10. Saiqa Ishtiaq, Ayesha Ilyas, Numera Irshad, Uzma Niaz, Uzma Hanif, Muhammad Shaharyar Khan Afridi, Shabnam Shaheen, Kamran SH. Evaluation of anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective effects of methanol extract of Mazus pumilus (Burm. f.) Steenis (Mazaceae) herb (2019). Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 18(4): 799-807.
  11. Ishtiaq S, Akram M, Kamran SH, Hanif U, Afridi MSK, Rehman S, Afzal A, Asif A, Younus M, Akbar S (2017). Acute and sub-acute toxicity study of a Pakistani polyherbal formulation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17(387): 1-13.
  12. Kamran SH, Shoaib RM, Ahmad M, Ishtiaq S, Anwar R (2017). Antidiabetic and renoprotective effect of Fagonia cretica L. methanolic extract and Citrus paradise Macfad. juice in alloxan induced diabetic rabbits. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy Research. 5(6): 365-380.
  13. Ahmad M, Wazir R, Anwar R, Kamran SH, Mobasher A, Akhtar U (2017). Prophylactic and protective effect of crude and methanolic extract of Punica granatum peel against gentamicin induced nephrotoxicity. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 17(4): 1-7.
  14. Saleem N, Mehmood Y, Ahmad M, Fatima M, Kamran SH (2017). Hepatotoxic Effect of Intraperitoneal Administration of Amiodarone in Male Rabbits. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 9(12): 183-190.
  15. Kamran SH, Ahmad M, Shahwar D, Ajaib M (2016). Antidiabetic and antioxidant status of Loranthus pulverulentus obtained from two different hosts. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, 11: 181-189.
  16. Ajaib M, Latif M, Kamran SH, Khan KM, Perveen S, Shah S, Kareen A (2016). Comparative anti-diabetic evaluation of different parts of Himalrandia tetrasperma in alloxan induced diabetic mice. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, 38(2): 313-317.
  17. Ajaib M, Fatima S, Kamran SH, Khan KM, Perveen S, Shah S (2016). Comparative Antidiabetic Evaluation of Different Parts of Nicotiana Plumbajnifolia in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Mice. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, 38(6): 1267-1270. I.F=0.393
  18. Riaz H, Saleem N, Ahmad M, Mehmood Y, Raza SA, Khan S, Anwar R, Kamran SH (2016). Hepatoprotective effect of Croccus sativus on Amiodarone-Induced Liver toxicity. British Journal of Pharmaceutical research, 12(4): 1-11.
  19. Ahmad M, Khan AF, Kamran SH, Rehman A (2016). Amelioration of oral contraceptives induced hepatotoxicity by methanolic extract of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn). International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied sciences, 5(1): 104-117.
  20. Ahmad M, Javaid A, Kamran SH, Anwar R, Saleem Z, Saeed H (2016). Comparative effectiveness of Cysteine, lysine and Glycine to fend off Paracetamol-induced hepatic insult. Journal of Research and Development, 2.1: 1-6.
  21. Saad-ur-Rehman M, Kamran SH, Ahmad M, Akhtar U (2015). Anti-diabetic activity of crude Pistacia lentiscus in alloxan induced diabetes in rats. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, 10: 543-547.
  22. Ishtiaq S, Ahmad M, Hanif U, Akbar S, Mehjabeen, Kamran SH (2014). Phytochemical and in vitro antioxidant evaluation of different fractions of Amaranthus graecizans subsp. silvestris (Vill.) Brenan. Asian Pacific Tropical of Tropical Medicine, 7(Suppl 1): S342-S347.
  23. Ahmad M, Kamran SH, Mobasher, A (2014). Protective effect of crude Curcuma longa and its methanolic extract in alloxanized rabbits. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences, 27(1): 121-128.
  24. Zikria, Ahmad M, Hashmi FK, Aziz MT, Saeed H, Kamran SH, Islam M (2012). Comparative Study of Changes in Hepatic Profile Induced by Liposomal Doxorubicin Versus Conventional Doxorubicin Based Regimens in Cancer Patients. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy, 33(7): 1167-1174.
  25. Kamran SH, Saleem U, Ahmad B, Ahmad M (2012). Effect of iron overload cardiomyopathy in haemochromatosis and β-Thalassemia. Journal of Applied Pharmacy. 21(04):556-566.
  26. Saleem U, Mahmood S, Kamran SH, Butt MA, Ahmad B (2012). Prevalence, epidemiology and clinical study of Galactosemia. Journal of Applied Pharmacy. 01(04):524-530

Research Grants and Contracts.

  • Project Grant Awarded by University of the Punjab in 2013 and 2017.

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments

Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  1. Phytomedicine
  2. Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine
  3. European Journal of Medicinal Plants
  4. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research
  5. Natural Product Research
  6. European Journal of Medicinal Plants
  7. Journal of Integrative Medicine
  8. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  9. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Selected Professional Presentations

  • Participation in Pharmacology 2020 by British Pharmacological Society held from 14th to 18th December 2020.
  • Organized a Webinar on “Clinical Management of COVID-19 Patients- Measures and Challenges on 17th August, 2020 at Institute of Pharmacy, LCWU.
  • Poster entitled “In-vitro susceptibility testing of Tea Tree Oil acne cream in combination with salicylic acid and nicotinamide.” presented in 5th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants & The 5th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Joint Meeting.
  • Oral Presenter at 2nd International Conference on Plant Sciences (ICPS 2018) held December 5-7, 2018 at Government College University, Lahore.
  • Participation in Two Day National Conference “Recent Advancement in pharmaceutical Sciences” Organized by College of Pharmacy at University of Sargodha, Sargodha on 7th - 8th March, 2018.
  • Presenter in One Day Seminar on “1st Seminar on Occupational Safety and Laboratory Handling held on 31st March, 2018 at Lecture Theater No.1, Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Participation in Three Day International Conference “Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Recent Approaches in Research & Applications” Organized by Department of Chemistry & Department of Pharmacy at Forman Christian College, Lahore on 17th - 19th January 2018.
  • Presenter and Organizer of One Day Seminar on “Lab Safety Rules” held on 21st December, 2017 at Lecture Theater No.1, Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Moderator of two-day International Symposium on “Pharmacy Practice: Learning from Experience by Ms. Nadia Bukhari (Lecturer at UOL) held on 3-4th November, 2017 at Lecturer Theater No.1, Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
  • Organized a seminar conducted on “Empowering Effective Teaching in Pharmacy Education” on 19th November, 2016 at Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore.