Dr. Nighat Batool


Dr. Nighat Batool

Assistant Professor


Dr. Nighat Batool, born and raised in Punjab, province of Pakistan. She has 10 years teaching experience. She has completed her PhD in Pharmaceutics in 2022 from Sargodha University, Punjab, Pakistan and carried out extensive work on development and characterization of natural and synthetic co-polymeric blend as hydrogel for oral anticancer drug delivery. Her research interest includes development and Invitro/invivo characterization of microspheres and hydrogels. She has supervised/co-supervised more than 15 graduate students.

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical sciences, PAF-IAST, Nov 2022 to till date
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Pakistan, Aug 2015 – Sep 2020
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Pakistan, Oct- 2010- Aug 2015


  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan, Feb 2022
  • M.Phil. Pharmaceutics, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, April 2014
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D), Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, March 2009


  1. Sumera Latif, Ambreen Kokab, Hafsa Afzal, Qurat-ul ain Shoaib, Misbah Hameed, Mobina Manzoor, Nighat Batool, Qazi Amir Ijaz, (2022). Formulation and characterization of orodispersible film containing diltiazem hydrochloride with taste masked effects. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Pg no.1007-1014
  2. Nighat Batool, Rai Muhammad Sarfraz, Asif Mahmood, Muhammad Zaman, Nadiah Zafar, Ahmad Salawi, Yosif Almoshari, Meshal Alshamrani, (2022). Orally administered, biodegradable and biocompatible hydroxypropyl–β–cyclodextrin–g–poly (methacrylic acid) hydrogel for pH sensitive sustained anticancer drug delivery. MDPI journal Gels: 8(3):190
  3. Nighat Batool, Rai Muhammad Sarfraz, Asif Mahmood, Nadiah Zafar, Usman Minhas, Zahid Hussain, Umaira Rehman, (2022). Biocompatible polymeric blend for pH driven delivery of Cytarabine: Effect of feed contents on swelling and release kinetics. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials
  4. Batool, N., Mahmood, A., Sarfraz, R. M., Ijaz, H., Zafar, N., & Hussain, Z. (2021). Formulation and Evaluation of Interpenetrating Polymeric Network for Controlled Drug Delivery. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy: 47(6):931-94
  5. Rehman U, Sarfraz RM, Mahmood A, Hussain Z, Thu HE, Zafar N, Ashraf MU, Batool N, (2021). Smart pH-responsive co-polymeric hydrogels for controlled delivery of capecitabine: Fabrication, Optimization and in vivo toxicology screening. Current Drug Delivery: 18(9), 1256-1271
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