Biological and Health Sciences

About Department

Redefining the future of Life sciences

The Department of Biological and Health Sciences, a luminary beacon of academic excellence, was inaugurated under the umbrella of the Faculty of Biological and Health Sciences in 2020 as an integral part of the prestigious Institute, PAF-IAST. With a relentless pursuit of groundbreaking knowledge, we offer elite undergraduate and postgraduate programs, that cultivate innovative research, foster entrepreneurial acumen, and empower students with unparalleled theoretical and practical prowess. The current state-of-the art laboratories, bolstered by global collaborations with renowned institutions (Austria, China, and UK), Clinical laboratories, hospitals, and industries, provide an exhilarating atmosphere for intellectual exploration and skill development. Our esteemed faculty and ambitious students synergistically strive to unveil novel insights, revolutionizing the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases across various domains.

Lab Facilities

Our world-class facilities make PAF IAST one of Pakistan's best universities for research and study.

The Human Anatomy, Physiology and Embryology Laboratory at PAF-IAST will equip the undergraduate students to the fundamental practical aspects of human anatomy, physiology, and Embryology. The Human Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology Laboratory will complement the lecture course and aims to provide students with hands-on access to practical and advanced techniques in human anatomical, physiological and embryological analyses. 

Biomaterials and tissue engineering lab will introduce students to the cutting-edge technologies of cell culture, tissue engineering and artificial organ technology. The student will acquire experience on conventional (2D) and 3D mammalian cell culture. The student will also be trained on the creation of artificial tissue and organs using modern technologies such as 3D bioprinting, biofabrication and organ on CHIP. The students will also learn the latest techniques used in biomedical nanotechnology.

Biochemistry and molecular biology lab will give insight of the experiments in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurochemistry. The students will acquire extensive experience working with biomolecules in the laboratory. This provides students the skills needed for future research participation at the undergraduate and graduate level and for jobs in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. The students will get hands on experience on purification and characterization of biomolecules including carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. 

The Pathology and Hematology Laboratory at PAF-IAST will equip the undergraduate students to the fundamental practical aspects where clinical pathology tests are carried out on clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient to aid in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. 

The Genomics lab established at PAF-IAST will be a hub for conducting research in oncology, genetic disease testing, non-invasive prenatal testing, pharmacogenetics and more.

Histopathology is the science of visualizing pathological features of tissue with the help of various tissue processing, staining and microscopic techniques. All complex living beings are composed of more than one cell-type, together making a complex environment of various cell types talking and interacting with each other.

BS&E Faculty Members

Dr. Arshad Hussain

Professor & Dean

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Najam us Sahar Sadaf Zaidi

Professor of Practice & Chairperson

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Dr. Fazal Wahab

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Molecular Endocrinology

Dr. Fazli Wahid

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology

Dr. Humaira Ayub

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Human Molecular Genetics

Dr. Farakh Javed

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Virology & Immunology

Dr. Hira Niazi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dr. Muhammad Afzal

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences

Dr. Muhammad Imran Khan

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Pharmacology

Dr. Nasir Ali

Assistant professor

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Saleem Ur Rahman

Assistant Professor (IPFP Fellow)

Ph.D. in Biotechnology

Dr. Syeda Sana Ali Shah

Assistant Professor (IPFP Fellow)

Ph.D. in Biosciences

Dr. Waqar Khalid Saeed

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Internal Medicine, Hepatology

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