Dr. Amina Arif

Dr. Amina Arif

Dr. Amina Arif

Associate Professor


She has done M.Phil. Leading PhD in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) from SBS, PU. She has qualified international GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. She did research under supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Akhtar (Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Southampton & DNP/ DG, SBS, UP). Her PhD research project was on “Preparation of recombinant human interferon alpha-2b and removal of its N-terminal methionine using methionine amino peptidases”. She has expertise in recombinant proteins and enzymes preparation and characterization. She has rich experience on co- transformation, co-expression and site directed mutagenesis. Before Joining UCP she served as Assistant Professor in LCWU and been awarded with Research Project by HEC.

She has supervised 39 Postgraduate & Graduate (11 MS, 5 MSc and 23 BS) thesis, currently supervising 7 MS, 5 BS and 4 PhD research. She is an Author of a book chapter and 44 Publications in peer reviewed international journals with impact factor. Her name is there in the Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan. She is reviewer of many international research journals and member of Quality Enhancement Cell of HEC, University of Central Punjab, Lahore. She has participated in several national and international conferences and seminars as organizer and presenter.

PhD Biochemistry School of Biological SciencesUniversity of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan
M. Phil Biochemistry School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.
B.Ed Cambridge Studies Ali Institute of Education Lahore Pakistan
M.Sc Majors in Organic Chemistry University of the Punjab Pakistan
B.Sc Chemistry, Botany and Zoology Govt. College for Women Gulberg Lahore. Pakistan
F.Sc Pre-Medical Govt. College for Women Modal Town Lahore Pakistan
Matric Science Federal Govt Girls High School Pakistan
Assistant Professor Biochemistry University of Central Punjab Lahore. Pakistan
Assistant Professor Biochemistry Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. Pakistan
1Nawaz, A., Arif, A., Jamal, A., Shahid, M. N., Nomani, I., & Bahwerth, F. S. (2022). Medicinal plants show remarkable antiproliferative potential in human cancer cell lines. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistr. doi:10.1093/bbb/zbab225 (Impact factor 2.043)
2Arshad, S., Arif. A. (2022). Lead (Pb): Health Effects and Assailable Populations. Am J Biomed Sci & Res. 2022 - 15(2). (Impact factor: 0.823)
3Nawaz, A., Arif, A., Jamal, A., Afzal, M., and Shahid, M. N. (2022). Isolation and characterization of novel phytochemicals from ethyl acetate fraction of Solanum nigrum using GC-MS. (Impact factor: 0.684)
4Ahmed, R., Arshad, S., Arif, A. (2022). Which is the Superior Approach for Diagnosing Cervical Lymphadenopathy: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) or Open Biopsy? A Brief Review. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research. 42(4). 33851-33855
5Arshad, S., Arif, A., Wattoo, J.I.(2022). Response of Iron deficiency markers to blood lead levels and synergistic outcomes at prenatal stage. Dose-Response. (Impact factor 2.658)
6Javed, H., Arshad S,. Arif A,. Seemab Z,. Faiqa, S., Wattoo, J.I. (2022). Comparative analysis of extracted proteins from dairy products. Czech Journal of Food Sciences. (Impact Factor 1.279)
7Akram F, Liaqat ST, Akram A, Shahid A, Waseem R, Mumtaz A and Arif A., (2022). Overview of epilepsy in context to its genetic basis, etiology, diagnosis and the possible treatments. Pure and applied Biology Vol. 11, Issue 4 (HEC recognized Journal).
8Shahid A., Arif A., Rehman MU, Arshad S., Akram A., Samar H, Maryam HT., Qamar A., Imtiaz SZ, Ali BH., (2022). Therapeutic Effect of Salvadora persicaon Multiple Skin Diseases. Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology (Impact factor 4.25)
9Liaqat, S.T., Akram, F., Waseem, R., Akram, A., Altaf, M.Z., Haider, B., Zulfiqar N., and Arif, A. (2022). Overview of Muscular dystrophy, it’s types, symptoms, management and possible treatment. Pure and applied Biology, (HEC recognized Journal)
10Arif, A., Khan, B., Shahid, N., Shahzad, S. & Ahmed, R. (2021). Detection and validation studies of trace metals in different organs of local and brand meat (poultry, cattle and fish). South Asian Journal of Life Sciences. 9(1): 1-9. (Impact factor 0.246)
11Arif, A., Rashid, N. & Akhtar, M. (2021). Removal of N-terminal methionine of human interferon α-2b by co-producing with Pyrococcus furiosus methionine aminopeptidase in Escherichia coli. Biologia. 76:1843–1848 (Impact factor: 0.811)
12Batool, L., Arif, A., Shahzad, M.S. & Ahmed R. (2021). Stem cells perspective in cure of diabetic retinopathy and management. 10(4):1411-1426. Pure and applied Biology (HEC recognized Journal).
13Nawaz A., Jamal Adil., Arif A., Zahida P.(2021). In vitro cytotoxic potential of Solanum nigrum against human cancer cell lines. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 28(8): 4786-4792. (Impact factor 4.219).
14Arif, A., Rashid, N. & Akhtar, M. (2021). Optimization of recombinant expression for in vivo transfiguration of insoluble to soluble protein. Journal of Infection and Molecular Biology. 6(2). (Impact factor 0.564)
15Zaib, S., Talib, M.A., Ahmad, S., Arif, A., Mustafa, F., Junaid, M. & Khan, I. (2021). Diabetes and its Association with Peripheral Arterial Disease. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research. 37(5).
16Arshad, S., Arif, A., and Ahmed, N. (2021). Serum hepcidin response as a marker of iron deficiency during second trimester of pregnancy: A multicenter cohort study in Lahore. Pakistan. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 29 (2), 375-379. (Impact factor: 0.684)
17Arshad, S., Arif, A., and Ahmed, N. (2021). Prevalence of Anemia, Iron deficiency during the second trimester of gestation in pregnant women: A comparative study of walled and new Lahore city population. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International. 33(53A): 310-318 (HEC recognized Journal).
18Arshad, S.,and Arif, A.(2021). Hepcidin, Anemia, and Liver Diseases. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research. 32050-32051
19Arshad S,. Arif A,. A, Rafique,. Seemab Z,. Shaheen F,. Rida Tanveer R (2021). Hepatitis B, C, and HIV Infections among blood Donors at Several Hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International. (HEC recognized Journal).
20Parveen A., Arif A., Arshad S., Shafeeq Ur Rahman M., Siddiqui FA., Awais M. (2021). Identification of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type VI: A First Case Report from a Pakistani Family. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International. 33(60B): 2532-2539.
21Parveen K., Afzal M., Gillani, S. A and Arif, A. (2020). Effect of organizational commitment on compassionate care behaviour of health care professionals. Pure and applied Biology Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp (HEC recognized Journal).
22Hassan, M.N., Arif, A., Shahzad, M.S., Ibrahim, M., Abdul, R. H. Razzaq A. and Ahmed R. (2020). Prevalence of H. pylori and its Effect on Human Health. Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp Pure and applied Biology (HEC recognized Journal).
23Rashid, S., Arif, A., Tabasum A., Zain, H. And Rahaman, M.S.U. (2020). Sea Buckthorn a non-conventional source of edible oil. Pure and applied Biology Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp (HEC recognized Journal).
24Bukhari, N., Arif A., and Khan, M. A. (2020). Clinical Validity of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Gamma Knife Surgery (GKT) Neurosurgical Therapeutic Techniques Treating Neurogenic Disorders. International Journal of Biosciences. Vol: 16 , issue: 5 , pages: 167-177
25Nadeem, M, S., Fahad A. Al-Abbasi, Imran Kazmi, Murtaza B, N., Mazin A. Zamzami, Mohammad Kamal MA, Arif A, Afzal M, Anwar, F (2020). Multiple risk factors: A challenge in the management of Autism. Current Pharmaceutical Design. Vol: 26 , pages: 740-751 (Impact factor: 2.208)
26Gaboon N E, Parveen A, Khaled A. Ahmad, Shuaib T, Jumana Y. Al-Aama, Lereen Abdelwehab, Arif A, Wasif N (2020). A novel homozygous frameshift variant in DYM causing Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome in Pakistani Patients , Frontier in Pediatrics. Article 383. IF: 3.418
27Wasif N, Parveen A, Bashir H, Ashraf F, Ali E, Khan KR, Arif A (2020). A novel homozygous nonsense variant in MLPH causing Griscelli syndrome type-3 in a consanguineous Pakistani family , The Journal of Dermatology.Pages 1-2. IF: 4.005
28Nadeem Sharif, Naeem Bukhari, Zubair Ahmed Yousfani, Afshan Saleem, Amina Arif, Hazrat Abbas, Muhammad Adeeb Khan (2020). Gender and age factors in COVID-19 patients inPunjab, Pakistan , The Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care. Vol 24(4), 435-439. (HEC recognized Journal).
29Shahzad, M. S., Kalsoon, S., Shafeed, S., Iqbal, J., Ahmed, R., & Arif, A. (2019). Genotype specific SVR and NSVR response of hepatitis C to the combined interferon and ribavirin therapy. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 51(2): 533-539 (Impact factor: 0.92)
30 Gareeb, G., Arif, A., Zaid, A., Saleem, M. (2019). Bacterial expression and characterization of recombinant beta xylosidase from thermophillic xylanolytic bacterium Bacillus sp. Critical reviews on eukaryotic gene expression 29(4): 1-13 (Impact factor: 1.841)
31 Bukhari, N., Joseph, JP., Hussain, S. S., Khan, M. A., Wakim, M. J., Yahya, E.B., Arif, A., Saleem, A. and Sharif, N. (2019) Prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus SubGenotypes in head and Neck Cancer among Asian Subcontinent. The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 20 (11), 3269-3277. (Impact factor: 3.38)
32 Tariq, F., Khan, M. A. U., Shahzad, S., Chaudhary, W. B., Arif, A., & Gharib, G. (2018). Production of Remedial Proteins through Genetically Modified Bacteria. Advancements in Life Sciences, 5(2), 37-45. (HEC recognized Journal)
33 Arif, A., Khan, B., Majeed, K., Shahzad, M. S., Nadeem, M. S., & Ahmed, R. (2018). Spectrophotometric estimation of metal ions and nutrient value of formulae milk and baby foods available in pakistan under different brand names. South Asian Journal of Life Sciences, 6(1), 14-21. (Impact factor 0.246)
34 Arif, A., Mohammed, K., & Nadeem, M. S. (2018). Biochemical and in silico evaluation of recombinant E. coli aminopeptidase 2 and in vitro processed human interferon α-2b Turkish Journal of Biology, 42(3), 240-249. (Impact factor 0.716)
35Shahzad, M. S., kalsoom S., Bajwa JI., Arif A., and Khan M A U. (2018). Detection and comparison of heavy metsls in hair among workers of different industries using particle induced x-ray emission (pixe) for forensic casework. Advancment in Life Sciences, 5(4): 154-158. (HEC recognized Journal)
36Arif, A., Khan, Z., Seemab Khalid, S., Gujjar, M A., Ahmed R., Saleem M A. (2018). Association of Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and linked complications with gut microbiota. Pure and applied Biology (HEC recognized Journal) 7(4) 1326-1338.
37Rashid, S., Arif, A., Salariya, A. M., Raza, U., Kausar, S., Saleem, M. A. & Wattoo, J. I., (2017). Nutritional evaluation of butter prepared from fresh adulterants free cow milk. Pure and applied Biology, (4):1366 – 1371(HEC recognized Journal)
38Arif, A., Rashid, N., Aslam, F., Mahmood, N., & Akhtar, M. (2016). Biased expression, under the control of single promoter, of human interferon α-2b and Escherichia coli methionine amino peptidase genes in E. coli, irrespective of their distance from the promoter. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 29 (2), 375-379. (Impact factor: 0.684)
39Arif, A., Khan, B., Kanwal, S., & Khan, M. A. U. (2016). Alteration in the amount of DNA and protein in bacterial cells by UV light and ethyl methane sulphonate. Pure and applied Biology, 5(4): 1216-1224. (HEC recognized Journal)
40Wattoo, J. I., Saleem, M. Z., Shahzad, M. S., Arif, A., Hameed, A., & Saleem, M. A. (2016). DNA Barcoding: Amplification and sequence analysis of rbcl and matK genome regions in three divergent plant species. Advancement in Life Sciences, 4(1): 03-07. (HEC recognized Journal)
41Shahzad, M. S., Cengiz, S., Arif, A., Wattoo, J. I., Karayel, M., Mercan, S., & Cengiz, M. (2016). Forensic Soil Analysis of Gardens from Pakistan and Turkey for Genetic Analysis and Elemental Composition using ICP-MS. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 3(2). (HEC recognized Journal)
42Arif, A., Gardner, Q. T. A. A., Rashid, N., & Akhtar, M. (2015). Production of human interferon alpha-2b in Escherichia coli and removal of N-terminal methionine utilizing archaeal methionine aminopeptidase. Biologia, 70 (7), 982-987. (Impact factor: 0.811)
43Ahsan, F., Arif, A., Mahmood, N., Rashid, N., & Akhtar, M. (2014). Characterization and bioassay of post-translationally modified interferon α-2b expressed in Escherichia coli. Journal of biotechnology, 184, 11-16. (Impact factor: 3.163)
44Arif, A., Rashid, N., Mahmood, N., & Akhtar, M. (2014). Expression of Human Interferon α-2b and Escherichia coli Methionine Aminopeptidase Genes in a Single Host Using Two Incompatible Plasmids. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 46 (4), 983-987. (Impact factor: 0.92)

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