Dr Irshad AhmadAssistant Professor
DR IRSHAD AHMAD
PhD Molecular Biology
(University of Leeds, UK)
Dr. Irshad Ahmad is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Khyber Medical University Peshawar, who has demonstrated a high level of expertise in the field of Molecular Biology and Genetics. His research is primarily focused on membrane transport proteins and drug-resistance genes of zoonotic pathogens. Dr. Irshad has gained extensive experience in modern techniques of molecular, biochemical, and biophysical methods, including cloning, mutating, and expressing genes of interest using recombinant DNA techniques. He has also demonstrated his ability to establish a screening strategy for recombinant protein expression on a small-scale, which has led to large-scale production and purification of membrane transport proteins.
Dr. Irshad's proficiency in sterile techniques for culturing and harvesting bacteria, gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, protein detection and analysis using SDS-PAGE and Western blotting, transport activity assays using radiolabeled substrates and inhibitors, preparation of various fractions of bacterial cell membranes, detergent-solubilization and purification of recombinant protein production is noteworthy. He is also experienced in the kinetic analysis of ligand binding by steady-state and stopped-flow spectrophotofluorimetry, as well as the analysis of protein secondary structure and thermal stability by Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy.
Dr. Irshad's contributions to academia go beyond his research. He has authored two books and three book chapters in addition to publishing over 30 research articles in national and international journals. His prowess has earned him recognition as an HEC-approved supervisor for M.Phil and PhD scholars in the field of Molecular Biology and Genetics.