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Dr Adeeb Shehzad
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, islamabad
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Cancer Biology

PhD (Life Sciences), Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Adeeb Shehzad obtained his B. Pharmacy degree from the Department of Pharmacy at University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 2003. He worked as a Production Pharmacist at GlaxoWellcome Karachi, Pakistan (2003-2004). In 2005, he joined Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, Pakistan as a Production Pharmacist and worked at production planning and inventory control department for two years (2005-2007).  In 2008, he become the member of the Lab of Cellular Biochemistry and completed his MS and Ph.D from the School of Life Sciences at Kyungpook National University, South Korea (2008-2014). Currently, he is serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences at SMME-NUST. His research interest mainly oriented to the screening and development of synthetic and plant isolated compound as anticancer agents as well as the in-vitro and in-vivo studies of drugs on modulation of different signaling pathways in cancers. He has published over 25 scientific publications in refereed journals and serving as Editorial board member for Journal of Pancreatic Disorders and Therapy.​​

Current Project

  • A natural product Decursin enhances the radio-sensitization of in-vivo cancer model Funded from HEC​

1.      Adeeb Shehzad and Young Sup Lee. Curcumin: Multiple molecular targets mediate multiple pharmacological actions. Drugs of the Future 2010, 3: 113-119.
2.      Adeeb Shehzad, Fazli Wahid, and Young Sup Lee. Curcumin in cancer chemoprevention, molecular targets, pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and clinical trials. Arch. Pharm. Chem. Life Sci. 2010, 9: 489-499.
3.      Adeeb Shehzad, S. Khan, O. Shehzad and Y.S. Lee. Curcumin therapeutic promises and bioavailability in colorectal cancer. Drugs of Today 2010, 46: 523-32.
4.      Fazli Wahid, Adeeb Shehzad, Taous Khan, You Young Kim. MicroRNAs: Synthesis, mechanism, function, and recent clinical trials. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2010, 1803: 1231-1243.
5.      Adeeb Shehzad, Taewook-Ha, Fazli Subhan and Young Sup Lee. New mechanisms and anti-inflammatory role of curcumin for obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases. European Journal of Nutrition 2011, 50:151-161.
6.      Fazli Subhan, Fazli Wahid, Adeeb Shehzad, Ayaz Khan, Amin Ullah Jan. Determination of optimal toxic concentration and accumulation of cadmium in broiler chicks. Toxicological Research 2011, 27: 143-147.
7.      Adeeb Shehzad and Young Sup Lee. Curcumin molecular mechanisms in obesity and obesity-related cancers. Future Oncology 2012, 8: 179–190.
8.      Adeeb Shehzad, Waqas Iqbal and Young Sup Lee. Adiponectin: Regulation of its production and role in human diseases. HORMONES 2012, 11:6-18
9.      Hyun-Seok Yeo, Adeeb Shehzad, and Young Sup Lee. Prostaglandin E2 blocks menadione-induced apoptosis through the ras/raf/erk signaling pathway in promonocytic leukemia cell lines. Molecules and Cells 2012, 33: 1-10.
10.   Se-Kyoung Lee, Adeeb Shehzad, and Young Sup Lee (2012). Protein kinase cα protects against multidrug resistance in human colon cancer cells. Molecules and Cells 2012, 34: 61-69.
11.  Adeeb Shehzad, Jae-Tae Lee, Huh Tae Lee, Young Sup Lee. Curcumin induces apoptosis in human colorectal carcinoma (HCT-15) cells by regulating expression of Prp4 and p53. Molecules and Cells 2013, 35: 526-532.
12.  Adeeb Shehzad, Young Sup Lee. Molecular mechanisms of curcumin action: signal transduction. Biofactors 2013, 39: 27-36.
13.  Adeeb Shehzad, Jae-Tae Lee, Young Sup Lee. Curcumin in various cancers. Biofactors 2013, 39, 56-68.
14.  Adeeb Shehzad, Gauhar Rehman, Young Sup Lee. Curcumin in inflammatory diseases. Biofactors 2013, 39, 69-77.
15.  Adeeb Shehzad, Gauhar Rehman, Young Sup Lee. Challenges in the development of drugs for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013, 17, 74-81.
16.  Ebtesam A Al-Suhaimi, Adeeb Shehzad*. Leptin, resistin and visfatin: the missing link between endocrine metabolic disorders and immunity. European Journal of Medical Research. 2013, 18:12.
17.  Salman Khan, Adeeb Shehzad, Omer Shehzad, Ebtesam A Al-Suhaimi. Inpatient antibiotics pharmacology and physiological use in Hayatabad medical complex, Pakistan. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol 2013, 5, 120-127.
18.  Adeeb Shehzad, Jae-Tae Lee, Jeen Woo Park, Young Sup Lee. Curcumin induces radiosensitivity of in vitro and in vivo cancer models by modulating pre-mRNA processing factor 4 (Prp4). Chemico-Biological Interactions 2013, 206, 394-402.
19.  Adeeb Shehzad, Mazharul-Islam, Fazli Wahid, Young Sup Lee. Multifunctional Polymeric Nanocurcumin for Cancer Therapy. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2014, 14, 803-814.
20.  Fazli Wahid, Adeeb Shehzad, Mazharul-Islam, You Young Kim. Interaction of Nanomaterials with Cells and Their Medical Applications. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2014, 14, 744-754.
21.  Mazharul-Islam, Adeeb Shehzad, JK Park (2014). Antimicrobial and Biocompatible Properties of Nanomaterials. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2014, 14, 1-12.
22.  Adeeb Shehzad, Jae-Tae Lee, Young Sup Lee. Autocrine prostaglandin E2 signaling promotes promonocytic leukemia cell survival via COX-2 expression and MAPK pathway. BMB Reports 2014 Jun 26. pii: 2794.
23.  Gauhar Rehman, Adeeb Shehzad, Mohammad Humayun. Role of AMP-activated protein kinase in cancer therapy. Arch. Pharm. Chem. Life Sci. 2014, 347, 457-68
24.  Adeeb Shehzad, Jae-Tae Lee, Young Sup Lee (2014). Prostaglandin E2 protects against curcumin-induced apoptosis via Ras/Raf/Erk and NF-κB signaling pathways in colorectal carcinoma cells. Molecules and Cells. 37: 899-906.
25.  Fazli Subhan, Muhammad Ikram, Adeeb Shehzad (2014) Marine Collagen: An Emerging Player in Biomedical applications. Journal of Food Science and Technology-DOI 10.1007/s13197-014-1652-8.