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Dr. Zia Ahmad

PHD - Assistant Professor
Research Interests
  • Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Depression, anxiety studies using pre-clinical & clinical models.
  • Drug development and Quantitative & Qualitative analyses of compounds from both synthetic and natural
  • origin for their utility in Pain, inflammation, pyrexia, depression, anxiety, dependence, tolerance.
  • Operation of Power lab for performing experiments on isolated tissues.
  • Applied pharmacology, behavioral experiments, and neurotransmitters analyses using HPLC-UV/ECD.


Physician’s Perspective on Alcohol Use among Patients of Tertiary Care Hospital Abbottabad Pakistan. Annals of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, 2020, 05 (03); 1181.

The improvement on the skin surface by a new type of dermocosmetic loaded plant extract: A split face skin topographic study. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2020, 33 (02); 531-535.

In-Vivo Evaluation of Fixed Dose Combination Tablets of Aripiprazole and Divalproex Sodium; A Pilot Pharmacokinetic Assay. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy, 2019, 38 (8), 1668-76.

Stability Studies and Characterization of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles as Topical Delivery formulation for glutathione. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy. 2019, 38(02); 302-309.

Stability Studies and Characterization of Glutathione-Loaded Nanoemulsion. Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2018, 69: 1-11 .

Development of fixed dose combination tablets of aripiprazole plus divalproex sodium and their simultaneous determination by high performance liquid chromatography. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 2016, 42 (9); 1393-405.

Effect of fasting on serum lithium levels: An experimental study in animal models. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014, 27 (1); 33.

Development of Controlled-Release Matrix Tablet of Risperidone: Influence of Methocel®- and Ethocel®-Based Novel Polymeric Blend on In Vitro Drug Release and Bioavailability. AAPS Pharm Sci Tech, 2011, 12 (2); 525-33.

Effect of fasting during Ramadan on serum lithium level and mental state in bipolar affective disorder.

International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2010, 25 (6); 323-327.

Adverse Side Effects Of Lithium And Fasting (Ramadan). Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, 2009, 23(1); 7.

Anti-inflammatory activities of Sieboldogenin from Smilax china Linn.: Experimental and computational studies. Journal of Ehnopharmacology, 2009, 12: 121 (1); 175-7.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad, KP, Pakistan, since 2010.
  • Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2007 to 2010.

Admin/Professional Experience

Quality Control Officer in Medicraft Pharmaceutical Industry Peshawar, Pakistan (2006).
Quality Control Officer in Wilson’s Group of Industries Islamabad (2003 – 2006).
” “Establishment of Animal house at Abbottabad University of Science & Technology having breeding and keeping facilities for rats, mice, pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Establishment of a state of the art research laboratory at Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, having Power Lab, HPLC with UV/VIS EC Detectors, Gel Doc and Real Time PCR for the newly admitted MPhil/PhD research scholars.
Served as Registrar with the First Vice Chancellor of Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and conducted various meetings of Senate, Syndicate, Selection Board and Academic Council and worked as an active team member of Vice Chancellor for the basic development of infrastructure, Academia and administration.
Served as Head, Department of Pharmacy, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (2018 – 2021), got NOC for the MPhil program in Pharmacy and worked for the overall development of infrastructure, Academia and administration of the Department of Pharmacy.