Dr. Mudassir Asrar
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Dr. Mudassir Asrar

Professor
University of Balochistan, Pakistan


Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Biology from Fulbright, USA

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Biography

Dr. Mudassir Asrar is currently working as Professor at Atta-Ur-Rehman School of Applied Biological Sciences, National University of Science and Technology, NUST, Islamabad and Visiting Professor at University of Balochistan and University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta. She has completed her Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology from Fulbright, USA. She is having 35 years experience in teaching, research and administration. She is Chairperson of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. She has published 82 research articles in journals as well as 5 books contributed as author/co-author. She has supervised 1 Post Doctorate, 4 PhD, 20 M.Phil and 60 MSc thesis. She also leads 10 research projects as Principal Investigator. Dr. Mudassir received honors includes Fellow of Linnaean Society, London, Fulbright USA Post doctoral Award, Alexander von Humboldt Award, Star Performer award, University of Balochistan, Star Women of Pakistan in Education, Award on Educational services in Balochistan by Rotary Club Quetta, and Director of Economic Botany section, Botanical Society of America, USA. She is member of editorial board in 12 journals and served as editor in chief for Research Journal University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan and Science, Technology and Development, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. She also presented 25 papers in prestigious science conferences in USA, UK and other countries, and delivered 36 presentations as Guest speaker/country representative at United nations organizations, Ministry of Science, Universities, Policy Research Institutes, Botanical Gardens, Churches, Fulbright program etc in the USA, UK, Malaysia, Philippine, Morocco, Egypt, Oman. She is member of many technical professional and social societies such as corresponding life member of Botanical Society of America, USA, Botanical Society of Pakistan, Chemical Society of Pakistan, and member of American Society for Microbiology, USA, International Committee of Botanical Society of America, Horticulture Society of Pakistan, member of Technical committee IUCN, and Vice President of Pak Anjuman-e-Khawateen-e-Islam. She also attended number of national and international conferences and workshops.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Medicinal Plants
62%
Plant Efficacy
90%
Antibacterial Activity
75%
Algae
55%

Research Publications in Numbers

Books
14
Chapters
3
Articles
130
Abstracts
55

Selected Publications

  1. Sumalani, M.A., M. Asrar and S.K. Leghari, 2021. Morphotaxonomy and ecology of marine red algae from the Makran coast of Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot. Vol. 53. 10.30848/PJB2021-6(23).
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  2. Aamer, M., S. Iqbal, A. Jabeen, M.S. Ahmad and M. Asrar et al., 2021. Bioassay-guided isolation of anti-inflammatory constituents from Erigeron canadensis. Chem. Nat. Compd., 57: 749-751.
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  3. Agha, Q., M. Asrar, S.K. Leghari and M.A. Somalani, 2020. Algae, soil fertility and physicochemical properties in agricultural fields of Balochistan, Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot. Vol. 52. 10.30848/PJB2020-4(35).
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  4. Leghari, S.K., M.A. Zaidi, M.F. Siddiqui, A.M. Sarangzai, S.U.R. Sheikh and Arsalan, 2019. Dust exposure risk from stone crushing to workers and locally grown plant species in quetta, Pakistan. Environ. Monit. Assess., 10.1007/s10661-019-7825-1.
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  5. Leghari, S.K., A. Akbar, S. Qasim, S. Ullah and M. Asrar et al., 2019. Estimating anticipated performance index and air pollution tolerance index of some trees and ornamental plant species for the construction of green belts. Polish J. Environ. Stud., 28: 1-11.
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  6. Nasir, S., J. Ahmed, M.A. Zaidi and A.H. Gilani, 2015. A bibliometric analysis of pharmacy/pharmacology research in Pakistan. Int. J. Pharmacol., 11: 766-772.
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  7. Mehmood, M.H., S. Munir, U.A. Khalid, M. Asrar and A.H. Gilani, 2015. Antidiarrhoeal, antisecretory and antispasmodic activities of Matricaria chamomilla are mediated predominantly through K+-channels activation. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 15. 10.1186/s12906-015-0595-6.
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  8. Leghari, S.K., M.A. Zaidi and G.R. Shawani, 2015. Impact of solid waste burning air pollution on some physio-anatomical characteristics of some plants. Pak. J. Bot., 47: 225-232.
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  9. Bashir, T., T.M. Ali, M. Asrar and S. Babar, 2015. Performance and progress of OIC countries towards building technology development capacity. Curr. Sci., 109: 878-888.
  10. Leghari, S.K., M.A. Zaid, A.M..Sarangzai, M. Faheem, G.R. Shawani and W. Ali, 2014. Effect of road Side dust pollution on the growth and total chlorophyll contents in Vitis vinifera L. (grape). Afr. J. Bot., 11: 1237-1242.
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  11. Shinwari, Z.K., M. Salima, F. Rizwan, S. Huda, A. Mudassir, 2013. Biological screening of indigenous knowledge based plants used in diarrheal treatment. Pak.J.Bot., 45: 1375-1382.
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  12. Mosihuzzman, M., S. Naheed, S. Hareem, S. Talib and G. Abbas et al., 2013. Studies on α-glucosidase inhibition and anti-glycation potential of Iris loczyi and Iris unguicularis. Life Sci., 92: 187-192.
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  13. Minhas, B. and M. Israr, 2013. Gender based study of professional technical education in women university in Pakistan. Int. Rev. Manage. Bus. Res., 2: 149-154.
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  14. Leghari, S.K., M.A. Zaidi, M. Ahmed and A.M. Sarangzai, 2013. Seasonal variation in leaf relative water, dry matter and live fine fuel moisture contents in some common plant species of Quetta, Balochistan. FUUAST J. Biol., 3: 73-76.
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  15. Leghari, S.K., M. Asrar, M. Ahmed and A.M. Sarangzai, 2013. Assessment of suspended particulate matter level and role of vegetation in ambient air of North-East Balochistan, Pakistan. FUUAST J. Biol., 3: 37-43.
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  16. Leghari, S.K. and M. Asrar, 2013. Impact of solid waste burning air pollution on some physio-anatomical characteristics of some plants. J.Bot., 47: 225-232.
  17. Leghari, S.K. and M. Asrar, 2013. Effect of air pollution on the leaf morphology of plant species of Quetta city. Pak. J. Bot., 45: 447-454.
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  18. Ishtiaq, S., M. Ashraf, M.Q. Hayat and M. Asrar, 2013. Phytochemical analysis of Nigella sativa and its antibacterial activity against clinical isolates identified by ribotyping. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 15: 1151-1156.
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  19. Zaidi, M.A. and S.A. Crow, 2012. Cytotoxicity of four medicinal plants of Pakistan. Pak.J. Bot., 44: 395-397.
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  20. Mudassir, I., A. Mansoor, N. Jehan and A. Yousafzai, 2012. Micropropagation and conservation of Juniperus excelsa. Pak. J. Bot., 44: 301-304.
  21. Mudassir, A. and S.A. Crow, 2012. Cytotoxicity of four medicinal plants of Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot., 44: 395-397.
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  22. Mudassir, A., A. Mansoor, N. Jehan and A. Yousafzai, 2012. Micropropagation and conservation of three Juniperus species. Pak. J. Bot., 44: 301-304.
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  23. Leghari, S.K. and M. Asrar, M. Ahmed and K. Nazim, 2012. Air pollution tolerance index (APTI) of various plant species growing in Quetta City, Pakistan. Fuuast J. Biol., 2: 81-86.
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  24. Baloch, N., Y.M. Alkahraman, M.A. Zaidi and H.M. Madkour, 2012. Evaluation of 6, 8-Dichloro-2-methyl-4H-chromen-4-one derivatives as antileishmanial agents. Global J. Sci. Frontier Res., 12: 27-32.
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  25. Shah, A.J., A. Mudassir, H. Sajjad, Hamdullah and A.H. Gilani, 2011. Antidiarrheal and antispasmodic activities of Vincetoxicum stocksii are mediated through calcium channel blockade. Bangladesh J. Pharma., 6: 46-50.
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  26. Mansoor, A., M.A. Ibrahim, M.A. Zaidi and M. Ahmed, 2011. Antiprotozoal activities of Carum copticum Bangladesh. J. Pharm., 6: 51-54.
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  27. Leghari, S.K., M.A. Zaidi, A.M. Sarangzai and G. Shaheen, 2011. Physico-chemical composition of drinking water in and around the Quetta City. FUUAST J. Biol., 1: 63-67.
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  28. Mudassir, A., G. Shaheen, N. Jehan, A. Yousafzai and A. Mansoor, 2010. Elemental composition of some arid environment fodder and medicinal plants of Quetta, Balochistan. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 32: 71-77.
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  29. Zaidi, M., A. Huda and S. Crow, 2008. Biological activity and elemental composition of Arceuthobium oxycedri (dwarf mistletoe) of juniper forest of Pakistan. Acta Bot. Hungarica, 50: 223-230.
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  30. Mudassir, I. and G. Shaheen, 2008. Nutritional evaluation of trees of upland Balochistan as fodder. Int. J. Bio. Biotechnol., 20: 31-35.
  31. Choudhary, M.I., S. Hareem, H. Siddiqui, S. Anjum, S. Ali, Atta-Ur-Rahman, and M. Israr 2008. A benzil and isoflavone from Iris tenuifolia. Phytochemistry, 69: 1880-1885.
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  32. Jehan, N., I. Mudassir, A. Mansoor and A. Yousafzai, 2006. Phytotoxicity of acropitilon repens (Asteraceae) and nepeta pretervisa (Laminaceae). J. Appiled Em. Sci., 1: 13-15.
  33. Jahan, N., M. Israr, A. Mansoor and A. Yousafzai, 2006. Phytotoxicity of Acropitilon repens (Asteraceae) and Nepeta pretervisa (Laminaceae). J. Applied Emerg. Sci., 1: 164-166.
  34. Choudhary, M.I., A.S. Jalil, M. Israr and Atta-Ur-Rehman, 2006. Inhibition of respiratory burst in human neutrophils and lipoxygenase enzyme by compounds from Haloxylon griffithii. Phytother. Res., 20: 840-843.
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  35. Zaidi, M.I., A. Asrar, A. Mansoor and M.A. Farooqui, 2005. The heavy metal concentration along roadside trees of Quetta and its effects on public health. J. Applied Sci., 5: 708-711.
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  36. Zaidi, M.A. and S.A. Crow, 2005. Biologically active traditional medicinal herbs from Balochistan, Pakistan. J. Ethnopharmacol., 96: 331-334.
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  37. Choudhary, M.I., S. Kharim, B. Tashkhodzhaev, K.K. Turgunov, M.N. Sultankhodzhaev, Atta-ur-Rahman and M. Israr, 2005. Crystal and molecular structure of the isoflavones irilin B and betavulgarin. Chem. Nat. Compounds, 41: 396-399.
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  38. Mansoor, A. and I. Mudassir, 2004. Antihypertensive effect of Gentiana oliveri. J. Med. Sci., 4: 176-178.
  39. Leghari, S. and I. Mudassir, 2003. Tempo-spatial study of the deposition of lead on Pinus helepensis Mill. around road side of Quetta. Res. J. Univ. Balochistan, 2: 9-15.
  40. Abbaskhan, A., M.I. Choudhary, Atta-Ur-Rehman, F. Shaheen and Z. Parveen et al., 2003. A new Diepoxy-ent-kauranoid, Rugosinin from Isodonrugosus. Planta Med., 69: 91-94.
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  41. Tareen, R.B., K. Muhammed and I. Mudassir, 2002. Plant communities, species diversity, medicinal plants and soil relationship of the water courses of Shireen valley, Juniper ecosystem Ziarat, Balochistan. Res. J. Univ. Balochistan, 1: 41-49.
  42. Tareen, R.B. and I. Mudassir, 2002. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and aromatic plants of Ziarat Juniper ecosystem, Balochistan. Res. J. Univ. Balochistan, 1: 7-12.
  43. Mudassir, I. and M.A.K. Malghani, 2002. Isolation and characterization of chemical constituents of Chara schwinitzii and its anti-fungal activity. Res. J. Univ. Balochistan, 1: 50-56.
  44. Malghani, M.A.K., N. Khan, M. Rana and I. Mudassir, 2002. Studies on the contents of Pistacia atlantica from various localities of Balochistan. Res. J. Univ. Balochistan, 1: 1-5.
  45. Mansoor, A., M.I. Zaidi and M.A.K. Malghani, 2000. Isolation of bioactive alkaloids from Gentiana olivieri and its non-toxic effect. Pak. J. Bot., 32: 105-110.
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  46. Zaidi, M.I., 1999. Phytochemical studies on Cladophora fracta. Pak. J. Plant Sci., 5: 49-54.
  47. Zaidi, M.I. and A. Mansoor, 1999. Micro, macro elements and heavy metal concentration of fresh water algae ot' Quetta. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 21: 72-73.
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  48. Mansoor, A., M.I. Zaidi and M.A.K. Malghani, 1999. Biological efficacy of the extracts and pure compounds of Gentiana olivieri. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 2: 807-808.
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  49. Mansoor, A. and M.I. Zaidi, 1999. Analysis of fatty acids from Gentiana olivieri. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 2: 192-193.
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  50. Mansoor, A., A. Samad and M.I. Zaidi, 1998. Hypotensive affect of Gentiana oliveri and its gentianine in rats. Pham. Pharmacol., 4: 229-230.
  51. Kamal, L., M.I. Zaidi, and S.A. Siddiqi, 1998. Effect of hazardous elements on community health of Quetta city. J. Sci. Tech., 20: 21-27.
  52. Zaidi, M.I., A. Asrar, L.R. Kamal and S.A. Siddiqui, 1997. A statistical study of the diseases related to lead in air in Quetta city. Scient. Khyber, 10: 95-100.
  53. Mehdi, F.S. and M.I. Zaidi, 1992. Role of aquatic fungi in decomposition of leaf materials in lake water. Scient. Khyber, 5: 47-52.
  54. Anjum, G., F. Hussain and M.I. Zaidi, 1986. Survey for Oscillatoria genus in Quetta-Pishin valley, Baluchistan. Pak. J. Agric. Res., 7: 198-204.
  55. Hussain, F., M.I. Zaidi and S.R. Chughtai, 1984. Allelopathic effects of a Pakistani weed Eragostis poaoides P. Beauv. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 27: 159-164.
  56. Hussain, F., G. Anjum, M.I. Zaidi and M.A.F. Faridi, 1984. Fresh water algae of Hanna Urak valley Quetta. Pak. J. Bot., 16: 81-84.