Shahab Mehmood

0092-21-358 21535 Ext: 339
Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Research Villa, Building F-172/1, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Block 5, Clifton, 75600, Karachi, Pakistan.

Consultation Hours: Monday- Friday  10:00am-3:00PM

Shahab Mehmood

Assistant Professor

Brief Bio and Research Interest / Area of Research:

Shahab Mehmood has done his M.Phil from Dr. Panjwani center for molecular medicine and drug research. Mr. Shahab worked on ‘Exploring neuro-regenerative and natural or synthetic compound for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease” and “Setting up a high resolution microscopy system for testing different natural compounds in the treatment of different diseases such as Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and immunological disease or cancer’- HEC, Funded” projects. His expertise includes tissue preparation for microscopy and various type of microscopy which include bright field microscopy, DIC (differential interference contrast), TIRF (total internal reflection) and fluorescence microscopy techniques involving immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemisty and normal histology techniques e.g. H/E staining Masson’s trichrome staining etc. He also has experience for developing in-vivo degenerative disease models for scanning of neuro-protective or hepato-protective or regenerative agents for their regenerative and protective potential. He is also currently registered in PhD Biosciences program in the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences. His PhD research project is “Understanding Development of drug resistance and its reversal in Pseudomonas aeruginosa’’

Conference Presentations & Proceedings:

  • First International Conference for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, 2007
  • Application Training on Laboratory Research Microscopes, Nikon Imaging Center Singapore, 2008
  • Second International Conference for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, 2009
  • One week training on human skin tissue culturing at Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB)

Publications & Conferences

  • Abbas, G., Ghulam Abbas, Sabira Naqvi, Shahab Mehmood, Nurul Kabir and Ahsana Dar., Forced swimming stress does not affect monoamine levels and neurodegeneration in rats. Neurosci Bull. 27(5): p. 319-24. 3-Farah Ashraf, Asma Bashir, Shahab Mehmood and Bushra Saeed. (2013) New horizon in therapeutics: Antimicrobial action of Dendrobium nobile and phalaenopsis against pyogenic skin infection isolates.
  • Nurul Kabir and Shahab Mehmood. Neuroprotective Effects of Withania somnifera extracts and Vitamin E on Rotenone-induced Parkinson’s Disease- an Immunohistochemical Evidence. The 11th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan, October 29th to 1st November, 2008 (Oral Presentation pp132)
  • Shahab Mehmood, Asma Bashir, Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid, Kashif Ali (2018) Antimicrobial screening of Withania coagulans and Nigella sativa against clinical skin infection isolates. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology
  • Farah Ashraf, Asma Bashir, Shahab Mehmood and Bushra Saeed. (2013) New horizon in therapeutics: Antimicrobial action of Dendrobium nobile and phalaenopsis against pyogenic skin infection isolates. Indian J Health and Well Being., Vol. 4(7): 1452-1457.
  • Hassan M, Noman B, Hameed S, Mehmood S and Bashir A. (2012) Indigenous patch clamp technique: Design of highly sensitive amplifier circuit for measuring and monitoring of real time ultra low ionic current through cellular gates. Int J Comp Sci., Vol. 9 (5) 1694-0814
  • Syed N, Mehmood S, Bashir A and Ashraf F. (2012) Physical immobilization of 60 kDa Chaperon linked lipase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa BN-1. Pak. J. Biochem.Mol. Biol., Vol. 45(3): 126-128.
  • Farah Ashraf, Asma Bashir, Shahab Mehmood and Bushra Noman. (2014) Cost effective in-vivo Propagation of ornamental plants and evaluation of antimicrobial activities against staphylococci. Indian J Health and Well Being.
  • Hamid Ali,*ab Nurul Kabir,c Muhammad Raza Shah,d Akhtar Muhammad,ed Safdar Ali,f Shahab Mehmood,g Amjad Ali,h Abid Alii and Azra Jahanj (2016) Hepatoprotective activity of viscosine is mediated by attenuation of hepatic macrophages and iNOS expression in CCl4-intoxicated rats. Toxicology Research, Journal of The British Toxicology Society and The Chinese Society of Toxicology