Shumyila Nasir


Education and Certification

  • MS in Industrial Biotechnology from Atta-ur-Rehman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), H-12, Islamabad
  • BS Biotechnology from International Islamic University, H-10, Islamabad


2019 – current        Lecturer

Sohail University, Karachi

2015 – 2016            Teacher

The Educators, Dhamial Campus, Rawalpindi

Research Interest

I am in search of potential antibiotic alternatives to overcome the emergence of de novo antibiotic resistance which is part of a slowly unfolding healthcare crisis wherein common infections, minor injuries and simple medical procedures could be deadly due to the infection of antibiotic-resistant strains.


Antibiotic Resistance, combination therapy, colistin resistance, multi-drug resistant bacteria, beta-lactamases, hospital surfaces, hospital tap water, antibiotic resistance genes, transmission, antimicrobial resistance

Publications (Imapct Factor 12.925)

  1. Waraich, R. S., Sohail, F. A., Khan, G., Durr-E-Shahwar, S., Khan, B., Rafi, S., & Nasir, S. (2023). Enhanced Expression of RAGE AXIS Is Associated with Severity of COVID-19 in Patients with Comorbidities. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.


  1. Nasir, S., Vohra, M. S., Gul, D., Swaiba, U. E., Aleem, M., Mehmood, K., Andleeb, S. (2020). Novel Antibiotic Combinations of Diverse Subclasses for Effective Suppression of Extensively Drug-Resistant Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). International Journal of Microbiology, 2020.


Aleem, M., Azeem, A. R., Rahmatullah, S., Vohra, S., Nasir, S., Andleeb, S. (2021). Prevalence of Bacteria and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Hospital Water and Surfaces. Cureus, 13(10).