Dr. Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain                                                    

                    
Ph.D (HZAU-China)
Assistant Professor


Mobile: 03000235334
Email: hafiziftikharhussain@cuvas.edu.pk

 

Biography

Dr. Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain is Assistant Professor (BPS-19) in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur–Pakistan. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) in 2010 and M.Phil Pathology in 2012 from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad–Pakistan. Dr. Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain got scholarshipfor Ph. D. from Chinese Scholarship council (CSC) in 2013 and completed his PhD in the field of Veterinary Pathology in 2017 from Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan–China. In M. Phil. he worked on clinico-pathological aspects of Newcastle disease in arsenic intoxicated broiler chicks. In his doctorate studies, he explored the functional genomic and transcriptomic profile of pathogenic multidrug resistant and virulent pathogens of poultry. He has published his research in well-known scientific journals with good impact factors. Dr. Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain has also presented his scientific work in two national and three international conferences. His research interest areas are clinico-pathological studies of bacterial and viral diseases in poultry and livestock, toxico-pathology in birds and mammals, antibiotic resistance determination in various pathogenic and virulent bacteria,RNA sequencing, whole genome re-sequencing, and quality & safety risk assessment for livestock and poultry products.

Research Skills And Interest: 

  • Antibiotic resistance testing
  • Extended spectrum-β-lactamase detection
  • HPLC
  • PCR
  • DNA Extraction
  • RNA Extraction
  • Protein Extraction
  • RNA Sequencing
  • Whole genome re-sequencing
  • ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay)Test
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Biofilm formation and detection
  • Pathological studies of bacterial and viral diseases in poultry and livestock.
  • Male reproductive diseases and semen preservation techniques

 

Job Experience

Duration

Description

Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013

Self-employed as Veterinary doctor at Al-shifa Veterinary clinic and Lab. Sargodha.

10.07.2018 – 18.12.2018

Assistant Professor in Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpind

19.12.2018 to date

Assistant Professor in Department of Pathology, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur.

 

Seminars Attended

Date

Description

2008

International conference on “Future prospects of dairy production in Pakistan” University of Agriculture, Faisalabad – Pakistan

2014

“Food security and drug residues in animals” Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China

2014

“Perspectives of pyrethroids toxicity” Key Laboratory for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Huazhong AgriculturalUniversity Wuhan, China

2014

“Antimicrobial resistance” National key laboratory for veterinary DrugResidues Huazhong AgriculturalUniversity Wuhan, China

2014

“The 6th International Symposium on Emerging Viral Diseases Control” Organized by Wuhan institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 29-31, October

2015

“Two Days International Seminar on Poultry Diseases” Organized by Department of Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF),Pakistan, on 14-15 December.

2017

“The Belt and Road” Sino-Pakistan Forum” Organized by International college, HuazhongAgricultural University, Wuhan, China, on 04-08 December.

2018

“The First Annual Academic Symposium for International Students”organized by International College, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, on 6th January.

2018

“Seminar on World Rabies Day”, Organized by Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, in joint venture with National Institute of Health Islamabad on 29 September.

2018

“National Poultry Symposium on Health & Welfare”, Organized by Department of Poultry Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, on 11-12, December.

2018

“International Seminar on Avian Disease Diagnosis”, Organized by Department of Poultry Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, on 13 December.

2019

“International Buffalo Congress” organized by University of Veterinary andAnimal Sciences Lahore, held on 18-19 February, at Pearl Continental, Lahore-Pakistan.

2019

“1st National Conference on Microbiology Infectious Diseases and Health Safety” April 4-5th, 2019, University of Swabi, Anbar, KP, Pakistan.

Honors and Awards

  • Sahadat-e-Hifz-ul-Quran, Wafaq-ul-Madaris, Islamabad.
  • SSC and HSSC scholarship holder from BISE Sargodha.
  • Scholarship from “Chinese Scholarship Council” for doctorate. 
  • Winner of “Best Student Paper Award” in “The First Annual Academic Symposium for International Students” held in Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China.
  • Certified reviewer of “Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control” journal.

Memberships

  • Member Pakistan Poultry Association
  • Member Agriversity Scout Group, UAF.
  • Lifetime member of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council.

Publications

  • Hussain, Hafiz I. Iqbal, Zahid, Seleem, Mohamed N., Huang, Deyu Sattar, Adeel, Hao, Haihong and Yuan, Zonghui. (2017). Virulence and transcriptome profile of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli from chicken. Scientific Reports. 7, 8335; 10.1038/s41598-017-07798-1
  • Deyu Huang, Hafiz I. HussainLuqing Cui, Menghong Dai, Xu Wang, Qinghua Wu, Zonghui Yuan (2019). Mitochondrion: a new molecular target and potential treatment strategies against trichothecenes. Trends in Food Science & Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2019.03.004.
  • Deyu Huang, Luqing Cui, Pu Guo, XijuanXue, Qing-Hua Wu, Hafiz I. Hussain, Zonghui Yuan (2017). Nitric oxide mediates apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction and plays a role in growth hormone deficiency by nivalenol in GH3 cells. Scientific Reports, vol. 1, issue 7, page 17079, 10.1038/s41598-017-16908-y
  • Li, Jun, Hussain, Hafiz IHao, Haihong, Cheng, Guyue, Liu, Chunbei, Ahmed, Saeed, Shabbir, Muhammad A B, Dai, Menghong, Yuan, Zonghui, Allen, Heather K. (2017). Microbial Shifts in the Intestinal Microbiota of Salmonella Infected Chickens in Response to Enrofloxacin. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, 1-14, DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01711
  • Zahid Iqbal, Hafiz I. HussainMohamed N. Seleem, ,Lingli Huang, Haihong Hao, Zong-Hui Yuan. (2016). Comparative virulence studies and transcriptome analysis of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from animals. Scientific Reports. 6, 35442; doi: 10.1038/srep35442.
  • Adeel Sattar, ShuyuXie, Lingli Huang, Zahid Iqbal, Wei Qu, Muhammad A. Shabbir, Yuanhu Pan, Hafiz I. Hussain, Dongmei Chen, Yanfei Tao, Zhenli Liu, Mujahid Iqbal and Zonghui Yuan (2016). Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism of Cyadox and Its Main Metabolites in Beagle Dogs Following Oral, Intramuscular, and Intravenous Administration.  Frontiers in Pharmacology. 7, 1-11. DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2016.00236.
  • Adeel Sattar, ShuyuXie, Hafiz I. Hussain,Mian Abdul Hafeez, Xu Wang, , Zahid Iqbal, Yuanhu Pan, Mujahid Iqbal, Muhammad A. Shabbir, Zonghui Yuan. (2016). Metabolism and toxicity of arsenicals in mammals. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 48, 214-224, DOI: 10.1016/j.etap.2016.10.020.
  • Sattar, Adeel, Khan, Ahrar, Hussain, Hafiz Iftikhar, He, Cheng, Hussain, Riaz, Zhiqiang, Shen, Saleemi, Muhammad Kashif and Gul, ShafiaTehseen (2016). Immunosuppressive effects of arsenic in broiler chicks exposed to Newcastle disease virus. Journal of Immunotoxicology, 6901, 1-9, DOI: 10.1080/1547691X.2016.1217105.
  • Muhammad Abu Bakr Shabbir, Haihong Hao, Muhammad Zubair Shabbir, Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain, Zahid Iqbal, Saeed Ahmed, Adeel Sattar, Mujahid Iqbal, Jun Li, and Zonghui Yuan. (2016). Survival and evolution of crispr-cas system in prokaryotes and its applications. Frontiers in Immunology. 7, 1-14, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00375.
  • Iqbal, Mujahid, Tao, Yanfei, Xie, Shuyu, Zhu, Yufei, Chen, Dongmei, Wang, Xu, Huang, Lingli, Peng, Dapeng, Sattar, Adeel, Shabbir, Muhammad Abu Bakr, Hussain, Hafiz Iftikhar, Ahmed, Saeed, Yuan, Zonghui (2016). Aqueous two-phase system (ATPS): an overview and advances in its applications. Biological Procedures Online. Vol. 19, Issue 1, Page 18, DOI: 10.1186/s12575-016-0048-8.
  • Haihong Hao, Guyue Cheng, Zahid Iqbal, Xiaohui Ai, Hafiz I. Hussain, Lingli Huang, Menghong Dai, YulianWang, Zhenli Liu, ZonghuiYuan. (2014). Benefits and risks of antimicrobial use in food-producing animals. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5, 288. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00288.
  • Khan, Ahrar, Hussain, Hafiz Iftikhar, Sattar, Adeel, Khan, Muhammad Zargham and Abbas, Rao Zahid (2014). Toxico-pathological aspects of arsenic in birds and mammals: A review. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 16(6), 1213-1224. 

Book/Book Chapter

  • Haihong Hao, Guyue Cheng, Zahid Iqbal, Hafiz I. Hussain, Lingli Huang, Menghong Dai, YulianWang, ZonghuiYuan(2014).Low-Dose Antibiotics: Current Status and Outlook for The Future. Frontiers Publisher Group, Frontiers Media SA.
  • Hussain, Hafiz Iftikhar and Khan Ahrar (2013). Clinicopathology of Newcastle Disease in Arsenic Intoxicated Broilers. Book, Pages 157, Publishers: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Abstracts Published

  • Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain, Mujahid Iqbal, and Haihong Hao (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.
  • Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain,Ahrar Khan, Adeel Sattar, M. Zargham Khan and Aisha Khatoon (2015). Clinico-Hemato-Biochemical Studies of Newcastle Disease in Arsenic Intoxicated Broiler Chicks.
  • Adeel Sattar, Ahrar Khan, Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, Riaz Hussain and Shafia Tahseen Gul. (2015). Immuno-Pathological Studies of Newcastle Disease in Arsenic Intoxicated Broiler Chicks. Published in “Two Days International Seminar on Poultry Diseases” Organized by Department of Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan, on 14-15 December 2015.

RESEARCH PROJECTS WON AS PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI)

Sr.No.

Title

Amount

Funding Agency

    1
Prevalence and genetic characterization of Multidrug-resistant Salmonella Spp. of Poultry and Human origin
    Pak Rs. 0.45 Million
    HEC Islamabad

 

Postgraduate Supervision

  • M. Phil Produced as Supervisor:                    01

 

Administrative and Professional Services

  • Served as member board of study Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMA-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.
  • Served as secretory Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMA-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.
  • Organized “International Seminar on Avian Disease Diagnosis”, with collaboration of Department of Poultry Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, on 13 December.
  • Serving as member board of study Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences-Bahawalpur.