Assistant Professor

Dr. Wasifa Naushad

Ph.D. Applied Biosciences, NUST
M.Phil. Virology and Immunology, NUST
B.S.(Hons) Biotechnology, University of Peshawar
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Dr. Wasifa Naushad is a healthcare biotechnologist with PhD in Applied Biosciences from Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applies biosciences, NUST, Islamabad. She has gained her research experience during her PhD research fellowship at University of Iowa, Iowa and Stonybrook University, New York, USA. Her molecular biology techniques expertise includes DNA, RNA and Protein isolation, Gel Electrophoresis, Qualitative and Quantitative PCR, Western blotting, Flowcytometry, Immunofluorescence and Zymography. She has also gained experience of in-vivo and in-vitro cell culture assays. Her research is focused on role of host restriction factors during viral infection and in virus mediated cancer development and progression. Dr. Wasifa is very delighted being part of PMC and her mission is to provide best of her knowledge to academics and research.

Research Interests

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Research Methodology and Advances in Molecular Biology
  • Healthcare Biotechnology


  1. Naushad W, Surriya O, Sadia H. Prevalence of EBV, HPV and MMTV in Pakistani breast cancer patients: a possible etiological role of viruses in breast cancer. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 2017 Oct 1;54:230-7
  2. Naushad W, Mahauad-Fernandez WD, Okeoma CM. Structural determinant of BST-2-mediated regulation of breast cancer cell motility: a role for cytoplasmic tail tyrosine residues. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 15;8(66):110221.
  3. Naushad W, bin Rahat T, Gomez MK, Ashiq MT, Younas M, Sadia H. Detection and identification of mouse mammary tumor virus-like DNA sequences in blood and breast tissues of breast cancer patients. Tumor Biology. 2014 Aug;35(8):8077-86.
  4. Mahauad-Fernandez WD, Naushad W, Panzner TD, Bashir A, Lal G, Okeoma CM. BST-2 promotes survival in circulation and pulmonary metastatic seeding of breast cancer cells. Scientific reports. 2018 Dec 4;8(1):1-4.
  5. Haq M, Rehman A, Ahmad J, Zafar U, Ahmed S, Khan MA, Naveed A, Rajab H, Muhammad F, Naushad W, Aman M. SARS-CoV-2: big seroprevalence data from Pakistan is herd immunity at hand?. Infection. 2021 May 25:1-6.

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