Rahmat Ali Khan, PhD, Postdoc is a leading scientist and scholar in the field of Biochemistry with specialization in Toxicology and Pharmacology from Pakistan, especially renowned for his research in the various areas relating to natural product chemistry. With over 50 publications in the field of his expertise, he is also credited for reviving the higher education and research practices in Pakistan.
Rahmat Ali Khan has had a prominent record in the institute of Biomedical Sciences of Charles Strut University Australia in 2011 during his Post Doctorate. He received B.Sc in Biochemistry Chemistry, followed by M.Sc in Biochemistry from Hazara University. He received HEC indigenous Scholarship in 2006 to study for Ph.D in Biochemistry under the supervision of Dr. MR Khan and received Ph.D from the world renewed University (Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan) in 2010. He is Editorial Board Member of more than 20 International and National Journals.
Oxidative stress is determined to be involved in various human disorders such as liver fibrosis, kidneys dysfunction, atherosclerosis, aging, cataract, cancer and arthritis. Locally used medicinal plants and functional foods are considered the important wealth of the country to explore for their antioxidant activities. My research group is actively involved in the evaluation of pharmacological properties of the herbals. A number of animal models including carbon tetrachloride, potassium bromate, diclofenac and paracetamol have revealed the antioxidative potential of various fractions and extracts of different medicinal plants and functional foods. Isolation of various bioactive compounds is highly imperative in these studies in order to determine the potential pharmacological properties.
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