Azhar Rasul

Government College University Faisalabad

Dr. Azhar Rasul is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Life Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad. He obtained MSc and M. Phil degree in Biology from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. He obtained PhD fellowship jointly awarded by Ministry of Education (MOE), Pakistan and China Scholarship Council (CSC), China and completed his Ph.D. in Cell Biology (Chemical Cancer Biology) from Northeast Normal University, China. He later received China postdoctoral fellowship in 2012, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral fellowship in 2013, and subsequently Tokyo Biochemical Research Foundation (TBRF) fellowship in 2015. He published over 66 peer-reviewed research articles with cumulative impact factor over 137 and with over 1180 citations. He also published four book chapters. He presented several invited talks at National and International level. He attended more than 20 International conferences in Japan, China, South Korea, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia and France. He obtained several national and international research grants (HEC-Pak Turk Mobility Grant, ISSESCO RG, HEC-NRPU RG(s), The Nagai Foundation Tokyo RG and COMSTECH-TWAS RG). His lab is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research on novel tumor biomarkers, cancer-related health disparities, and identification of non-toxic anti-cancer compounds for various hallmarks of cancer (cancer stem cells, cancer cell metabolism, and tumor hypoxia) from natural sources. He is reviewer and editorial board member of several well-reputed journals.

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