Dr. Mujahid Iqbal

PhD (HZAU, China)
Assistant Professor

Mobile: 0333-7656869  
Email: mujahidiqbal@cuvas.edu.pk


Dr. Mujahid Iqbal is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology. He holds a DVM (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad), MPhil (University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore) and a PhD (Huazhong Agricultural University, China). His doctoral research was aimed at exploring the molecular mechanism of tibial dyschondroplasia in poultry. He also checked the therapeutic effects of various phytomedicines against tibial dyschondroplasia. He has 04 months internship experience in Pakistan Dairy Development Company (PDDC) and almost 1.5-year experience as a private veterinary practitioner.
He is author of more than 20 research and review articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Since his induction in the Department of Pathology in November 2018, Dr. Mujahid has been involved in teaching various courses. He has also been given an additional charge of Manager University-Industrial Linkages and Technology Transfer.

Areas of Interest

  • Molecular mechanism of poultry diseases
  • Gene and protein expression
  • Extraction and quantification of veterinary drug residue, heavy metals and toxins in the food of animal origin
  • Development of green extraction methods (e.g., aqueous two-phase system)


Journal Articles

Iqbal, M., Tao, Y., Xie, S., Zhu, Y., Chen, D., Wang, X., Huang, L., Peng, D., Sattar, A., Shabbir, M.A.B., Hussain, H.I., Ahmed, S., Yuan, Z., 2016. Aqueous two-phase system (ATPS): an overview and advances in its applications. Biol. Proced. Online 18, 18. (IF = 1.56)

Sattar, A., Xie, S., Hafeez, M.A., Wang, X., Hussain, H.I., Iqbal, Z., Pan, Y., Iqbal, M., Shabbir, M.A., Yuan, Z., 2016. Metabolism and toxicity of arsenicals in mammals. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 48, 214–224. (IF = 2.31)

Sattar, A., Xie, S., Huang, L., Iqbal, Z., Qu, W., Shabbir, M.A., Pan, Y., Hussain, H.I., Chen, D., Tao, Y., Liu, Z., Iqbal, M., Yuan, Z., 2016. Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism of Cyadox and Its Main Metabolites in Beagle Dogs Following Oral, Intramuscular, and Intravenous Administration. Front. Pharmacol. 7, 236. (IF = 4.4)

Shabbir, M.A.B., Hao, H., Shabbir, M.Z., Hussain, H.I., Iqbal, Z., Ahmed, S., Sattar, A., Iqbal, M., Li, J., Yuan, Z., 2016. Survival and Evolution of CRISPR–Cas System in Prokaryotes and Its Applications. Front. Immunol. 7, 375. (IF = 6.42)

Iqbal, M., Tao, Y., Yuan, Z., 2017. Book Review: Food Safety: Emerging Issues, Technologies, and Systems. Front. Microbiol. 8, 1–2. (IF = 4.07)

Ahmed, S., Ning, J., Cheng, G., Ahmad, I., Li, J., Mingyue, L., Qu, W., Iqbal, M., Shabbir, M.A.B., Yuan, Z., 2017. Receptor-based screening assays for the detection of antibiotics residues – A review. Talanta 166, 176–186. (IF = 4.16)

Huang, S., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Rehman, M.U., Tong, X., Qiu, G., Jiang, X., Iqbal, M., Shahzad, M., Shen, Y., Li, J., 2018. Role and regulation of growth plate vascularization during coupling with osteogenesis in tibial dyschondroplasia of chickens. Sci. Rep. 8, 3680. (IF = 4.25)

Iqbal, M., Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Li, A., Jiang, X., Wang, Y., Zhang, J., Iqbal, M.K., Rehman, M.U., Yao, W., Yang, S., Li, J., 2018. Icariin: a Potential Compound for the Recovery of Tibial Dyschondroplasia Affected Chicken Via Up-Regulating BMP-2 Expression. Biol. Proced. Online 20, 1–7. (IF = 3.58)

Iqbal, Muhammad Kashif, Nabi, F., Mehmood, K., Rehman, M.U., Huang, S., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Ahmad, H.I., Iqbal, M., Li, J., 2018. Healing of Growth Plate Cartilage by Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α Inhibitor Apigenin on Thiram Induced Tibial Dyschondroplasia. Pak. Vet. J. 38, 143–148. (IF = 0.81)

Iqbal, M K, Nabi, F., Rehman, M.U., Mehmood, K., Huang, S., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Iqbal, M., Li, J., 2018. FK228 recovers thiram-induced tibial dyschondroplasia in chicken via hypoxia inducible factor-1α. J. Biol. Regul. Homeost. Agents 32, 89–95. (IF = 1.46)

Jiang, X., Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Li, K., Ma, M., Song, Q., Liu, F., Zheng, J., Li, A., Zhang, L., Wang, Y., Iqbal, M., Li, J., 2018. Protective effects of Herpetospermum caudigerum extracts against liver injury induced by carbon tetrachloride in mouse. J. Biol. Regul. Homeost. Agents 32, 699–704. (IF = 1.46)

Mehmood, K., Zhang, H., Iqbal, M.M.K., Rehman, M.U., Li, K., Huang, S., Shahzad, M., Nabi, F., Iqbal, M.M.K., Li, J., 2018. Tetramethylpyrazine Mitigates Toxicity and Liver Oxidative Stress in Tibial Dyschondroplasia Chickens. Pak. Vet. J. 38, 76–80. (IF = 0.81)

Tong, X., Qamar, H., Yao, W., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Waqas, M., Jiang, X., Rehman, M.U., Li, J., Mehmood, K., Iqbal, M.K., Iqbal, M., 2018. Ligustrazine recovers thiram-induced tibial dyschondroplasia in chickens: Involvement of new molecules modulating integrin beta 3. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 168, 205–211. (IF = 3.974)

Wang, L., Zhang, H., Rehman, M.U., Mehmood, K., Jiang, X., Iqbal, M., Tong, X., Gao, X., Li, J., 2018. Antibacterial activity of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from Tibetan yaks. Microb. Pathog. 115, 293–298. (IF = 2.33)

Wang, Y., Li, A., Jiang, X., Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Zhang, L., Jiang, J., Waqas, M., Iqbal, M., Li, J., 2018. Probiotic potential of Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides and Lactobacillus strains isolated from yaks. Front. Microbiol. 9. (IF = 4.019)

Wu, Q., Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Li, K., Chang, Z., Jiang, X., Tian, F., Nabi, F., Iqbal, M., Ijaz, M., Rehman, M.U., Dong, H., Li, J., 2018. Biological Characteristics and Phylogenetic Analysis of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Free-range Yaks (Bos grunniens) in Qinghai-tibet Plateau. Intern. J. Agric. Biol. 20, 902–906. (IF = 0.869)

Yao, W., Zhang, H., Jiang, X., Mehmood, K., Iqbal, M., Li, A., Wang, Y., Zhang, J., Waqas, M., Shen, Y., 2018. Effect of Total Flavonoids of Rhizoma drynariae on Tibial Dyschondroplasia by Regulating BMP-2 and Runx2 Expression in Chickens. Front. Pharmacol. 9, 1251. (IF = 3.83)

Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Jiang, X., Yao, W., Iqbal, M., Li, K., Tong, X., Wang, L., Wang, M., Zhang, L., Nabi, F., Rehman, M.U., Li, J., 2018. Effect of Icariin on Tibial Dyschondroplasia Incidence and Tibial Characteristics by Regulating P2RX7 in Chickens. Biomed Res. Int. 2018. (IF = 2.58)

Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Jiang, X., Yao, W., Iqbal, M., Waqas, M., 2018b. Effect of tetramethyl thiuram disulfide (thiram) in relation to tibial dyschondroplasia in chickens. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 25, 28264-28274. (IF = 2.8)

Jiang, X., Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Li, K., Zhang, L., Yao, W., Tong, X., Li, A., Wang, Y., Jiang, J., Iqbal, M., Waqas, M., Li, J., 2019. Effect of Anacardic Acid against Thiram Induced Tibial Dyschondroplasia in Chickens via Regulation of Wnt4 Expression. Animals 9, 82. (IF = 1.654)

Zhang, H., Mehmood, K., Jiang, X., Li, Z., Yao, W., Zhang, J., Tong, X., Wang, Y., Li, A., Waqas, M., Iqbal, M., Li, J., 2019. Identification of differentially expressed MiRNAs profile in a thiram-induced tibial dyschondroplasia. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 175, 83–89. (IF = 3.97)

Conference Papers

Iqbal M, Tipu MY, Aslam A, Yaqub T (2014) Residual level of sulfonamide in the meat available for human consumption in Pakistan. Proc International Conference on Recent Development in Human Nutrition, Lahore, 19-20 March, 2014, pp: 104-105.

Hussain HI, Iqbal M, and Hao H (2019). Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence Characteristics of β-lactamase producing Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli. Published in “1st National Conference Microbiology Infectious Diseases and Health Safety” April 4-5th, 2019, University of Swabi, Anbar, KP, Pakistan.


PhD scholarship awarded by China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Trainings/Workshops and Conferences

  • “National Necropsy Workshop” Interpretations and Investigations for Field Diseases Outbreaks and Vetero-legal Implications. Organised by Department of Pathology, September 19-24, 2011.
  • International Conference on Recent Development in Human Nutrition, Lahore, 19-20 March, 2014
  • 1st National Conference Microbiology Infectious Diseases and Health Safety” April 4-5th, 2019, University of Swabi, Anbar, KP, Pakistan


Volunteered during the year of 2014-2016 for International College of Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China


  • Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council
  • Nutritionists Association of Pakistan