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Dr. Saadia Zahid
Assistant Professor
Healthcare Biotechnology

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12 Sector, Islamabad, Pakistan 44000
Tel : +92-51-9085-6134

Biochemistry (Neurobiology)

PhD Biochemistry University of Karachi, Pakistan University of Göttingen, Germany

Dr. Saadia Zahid, currently working as Assistant Professor at ASAB holds a doctorate degree in biochemistry with research focused on differential proteome profiling and the role of altered post-translational modifications in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain; which shows her primary research interest in neurobiology coupled with advance proteomic investigations. Dr. Zahid carried out her doctoral research, in the Neurochemistry Research Laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. She also had the opportunity to carry out her partial PhD research work as a Research Fellow/Junior Scientist at the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Medicine Göttingen, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany.
Cellular and Signaling mechanisms-regulation in CNS/Proteomic and Genomic profiling in normal and disease states/Identification and characterization of Neuropsychological and Neurodegenerative disorders.
1.    Saadia Zahid, Michael Oellerich, Abdul R Asif, Nikhat Ahmed. Differential expression of proteins in brain regions of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Neurochem Res. 2014.

2.    Saadia Zahid, Rizma Khan, Michael Oellerich, Abdul R Asif, Nikhat Ahmed. Differential S-nitrosylation of proteins in Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience. 2014.

3.    Rizma Khan, Saadia Zahid, Yu JY Wan, Jameson Forster, A-Bashar A Karim, Atta M Nawabi, Abid Azhar, Muhammad A Rahman, Nikhat Ahmed. Protein expression profiling of nuclear membrane protein reveals potential biomarker of human hepatocellular carcinoma. Clinical Proteomics; 2013.

4.    Saadia Zahid, Michael Oellerich, Abdul R Asif, Nikhat Ahmed. “Phosphoproteome profiling of substantia nigra and cortex regions of Alzheimer’s disease patients”. J Neurochem. 2012; 121(6):954-63. (The paper highlights are also published in the inside cover “IN THIS ISSUE” of the journal).

5.    Afshan Zeeshan Wasti, Saadia Zahid, Rizma Khan, Nikhat Ahmed. Characterization of molecular responses to haloperidol and clozapine in schizophrenic patients with polymorphism in dopamine receptor gene. ISIJ, 2012;17:49:16/132.

6.    Saadia Zahid, Rizma Khan, Ahsana Dar, Abid Azhar and Nikhat Ahmed. Differential expression of cytosolic and membrane associated proteins in different rat brain regions. Pak. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 2011; 44(2): 60-63.
Dr. Saadia Zahid is involved in teaching neurobiology and nervous system disorders, clinical biochemistry to post graduate and undergraduate classes, respectively. At present, total ten students of BS, MS and PhD are conducting their research work under her supervision/co-supervision on different projects related to neuroscience.