Dr. Ayesha Iqbal

Assistant Professor


Ph. D. in Molecular Medicine from Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and drug Research, University of Karachi.

  1. S. in Medical Technology from Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, University of Karachi. Karachi

Working Experience

  1. Assistant Professor under IPFP program by HEC at Department of Biochemistry, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST)- Karachi campus from 4th September 2019 to 3rd September 2020.
  2. Research Officer at H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry (HEJRIC), International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi. from Jan 2018 to June 2019.
  3. Internee at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) for 1 year from Feb 2011 to Jan 2012.


Metabolomics, Clinical Research, Molecular Medicine


Total number of publications: 12

Total impact factor: 50.45

  1. Farooq, Sabiha, Sobia Rana, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Ayesha Iqbal, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Association of metabolites with obesity based on two gene variants, MC4R and BDNF.” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Basis of Disease 1867, no. 7 (2021): 166144.
  2. Kumari, Sindhia, Arslan Ali, Talat Roome, Anam Razzak, Ayesha Iqbal, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Syed Muhammad Zahid Azam, Hafeezullah Shaikh, Hesham R. El-Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Metabolomics Approach to Understand the Hepatitis C Virus Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma using LC-ESI-MS/MS.” Arabian Journal of Chemistry 14, no. 1 (2021): 102907.
  3. Abbas, Nasir, Arslan Ali, Sindhia Kumari, Ayesha Iqbal, Adnan Hussain, Talat Saeed, Zainab Abdul Amer Alballam, Nisar Ahmed, Hesham R. El-Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Untargeted-metabolomics differentiation between poultry samples slaughtered with and without detaching spinal cord.” Arabian Journal of Chemistry 13, no. 12 (2020): 9081-9089.
  4. Zaib Un Nisa, Anjuman Arif, Muhammad Qandeel Waheed, Tariq Mahmood Shah, Ayesha Iqbal, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Hesham El Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf “A Comparative Metabolomic Study on Desi and Kabuli Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes under Rainfed and Irrigated Field Conditions.” Scientific Reports 10, no. 1 (2020): 1-11.
  5. Khan, Faisal, Arslan Ali, Ayesha Iqbal, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Profiling of hydroxyurea‐treated β‐thalassemia/serum proteome through nano‐LC–ESI–MS/MS in combination with microsol‐isoelectric focusing.” Biomedical Chromatography 34, no. 3 (2020): e4753.
  6. Fatima, Tamkeen, Satwat Hashmi, Ayesha Iqbal, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Shahid A. Sami, Najeeb Basir, Syeda Saira Bokhari, Hasanat Sharif, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Untargeted metabolomic analysis of coronary artery disease patients with diastolic dysfunction show disturbed oxidative pathway.” Metabolomics 15, no. 7 (2019): 98.
  7. Shahid, Najia, Ayesha Iqbal, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Muhammad Shoaib and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Plasma metabolite profiling and chemometric analyses of tobacco snuff dippers and oral cancer patients: relationship between metabolic signatures.” Head & Neck 41, no. 2 (2019): 291-300.
  8. Iqbal, Ayesha, Saqib Hussain Ansari, Sadia Parveen, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Hydroxyurea Treated β-Thalassemia Children Demonstrate a Shift in Metabolism Towards Healthy Pattern.” Scientific Reports 8 (2018): 15152.
  9. Iqbal, Ayesha, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Jian-Hua Huang, Saqib Hussain Ansari, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Impact of hydroxyurea therapy on serum fatty acids of β-thalassemia patients.” Metabolomics 14, no. 3 (2018): 27.
  10. Hadi, Naila Irum, Qamar Jamal, Ayesha Iqbal, Fouzia Shaikh, Saleem Somroo, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. ” Serum metabolomic profiles for breast cancer diagnosis, grading and staging by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017): 1715.
  11. Mazhar, Wardah, Sabiha Farooq, Ayesha Iqbal, Saqib Hussain Ansari, M. Iqbal Choudhary, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf. “Metallomic profiling to evaluate the response to drug treatment: hydroxyurea as a case study in β-thalassemia patients.” RSC Advances 7, no. 38 (2017): 23882-23889.
  12. Musharraf, Syed Ghulam, Ayesha Iqbal, Saqib Hussain Ansari, Sadia Parveen, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, and Amna Jabbar Siddiqui. “β-Thalassemia patients revealed a significant change of untargeted metabolites in comparison to healthy individuals.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017): 42249.