Dr. Riaz Ahmad



    Associate Professor


    Biochemical Genetics, Disease Biology, Hepatology, Proteomics






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Dr. Riaz Ahmad obtained his M.Sc. Zoology with specialization in Genetics, M.Phil and Ph.D. from the Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Then he was awarded Young Scientist Project from Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology and subsequently DS Kothari Fellowship from the University Grants Commission to pursue Post-Doctoral research. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department in 2009. His research is mainly focussed towards understanding the mechanism of liver fibrosis to apprehend cellular functions, so as to develop new and friendly derivatives for therapeutic usage. Moreover, the research on the discovery of liver proteome is targetted to determine possible fibrotic pathways and some novel biomarkers for early diagnosis of the disease. Together with some basic studies carried out earlier, the work from his lab has been published in journals of repute such as NATURE-Scientific Reports, J Functional Foods, Int J Biological Macromolecules, Food Chem, Comp Biochem Physiol (B)-Biochem & Mol Biol, Chemico-Biol Interact, Ecotox Environ Safety, Environ Toxicol Pharmacol etc. Based on his achievements, he received many prestigious awards/fellowships such as Young Scientist (DST, CST-UP), Shakuntala Amir Chand Award (ICMR), Teachers Excellence Award, Shisksha Rattan Puraskar, Health Excellence award and BOYSCAST Fellowship to pursue research at USA. In 2017-18, Dr. Ahmad received Sir Syed Excellence Award, S Nahar Best Faculty Award. Under his supervision, six PhDs, two M.Phils and twelve PG dissertations have been awarded, while few more are working. He received a number of research projects from various national funding agencies. The citations of his research work is more than 722 with an H-index 15 and i10 value 22 (google scholar).

  1. Publication
    1. H. Husain, U. Latief, R. Ahmad. 2018. Pomegranate action in curbing the incidence of liver injury triggered by Diethylnitrosamine by declining oxidative stress via Nrf2 and NFkB regulation. NATURE-Scientific Reports.8: 8606                                                                     (IF = 4.122) 

    2. U. Latief, H. Husain, R. Ahmad. 2018. β-Carotene supplementation ameliorates experimental liver fibrogenesis via restoring antioxidant status and hepatic stellate cells activity. Journal of Functional Foods. 49: 168-180.                                                                            (IF = 3.767)

    3. A. Ahmad, R. Ahmad. 2018. Proteomic approach to identify molecular signature during experimental hepatic fibrosis and Resveratrol supplementation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.119: 1218-1227.                                                        (IF = 3.929)

    4. H. Husain, R. Ahmad, A. Khan, Inamuddin, A.M. Asiri, 2018. Proteomic-genomic adjustments and their confluence for elucidation of pathways and networks during liver fibrosis, Int. J. Biological Macromol. 111: 379-392. .                                                                    (IF = 3.929)

    5. D. Mukherjee, R. Ahmad. 2018. Resveratrol attenuates Nitrosodiethylamine-induced liver injury in anti inflammatory manner via regulating cyclooxygenase-2. Journal of Food Biochemistry. e12594.                                                                                                                  (IF = 1.552)

    6. A. Ahmad, R. Ahmad. 2017. In-gel detection of esterase-like albumin activity: Characterization of esterase-free sera albumin and its putative role as non-invasive biomarker of hepatic fibrosis. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 10 (5): 673-682.                                                     (IF=4.008)

    7. R. Saleem, R. Ahmad. 2016. Effect of low frequency ultrasonication on biochemical and structural properties of chicken actomyosin. Food Chemistry.205: 43-51.             (IF=4.879)
    8. A. Ahmad, R. Ahmad. 2014. Resveratrol mitigate structural changes and hepatic stellate cell activation in N′-Nitrosodimethylamine-induced liver fibrosis via restraining oxidative damage. Chemico-Biological Interactions. 221: 1–12.                                                           (IF=3.308)
    9. Ahmad, N. Afroz, U.D. Gupta, R. Ahmad. 2014. Vitamin B12 supplement alleviates N′-nitrosodimethylamine-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats. Pharmaceutical Biology, 2014; 52(4): 516–523.                                                                                                                          (IF=1.24)
    10. R. Ahmad, A. Hasnain. 2013. Peptide mapping of polymorphic myosin heavy chain isoforms in different muscle types of some freshwater teleosts. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 39: 721-731.                                                                                                                          (IF=1.67)
    11. R. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, N.U. Khan, A. Hasnain. 2009.  Operculina turpethum attenuates N-Nitrosodimethylamine induced toxic liver injury and clastogenicity in rats. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 181: 145-153.                                                                                      (IF=3.308)
    12. R. Ahmad, A. V. Khan, M. F. Siddiqui, A. Hasnain. 2008. Effects of an aqueous extract of Croton bonplandianum Baill in rats. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 26:336-41.(IF=2.13)
    13. M.F. Siddiqui, R. Ahmad, W. Ahmad and A. Hasnain. 2006. Micronuclei induction and chromosomal damage by chloroacetic acid and chlorobenzene in Rattus norvegicus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 65(2): 159-164.                                              (IF=4.00)

    14. R. Ahmad and A. Hasnain. 2005. Ontogenetic changes and developmental adjustments in lactate dehydrogenase isozymes of an obligate air-breathing fish Channa punctatus during deprivation of air access. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-B (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). 140: 271-278.                                                                                  (IF=1.875)
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