“It seems that one can obtain more truths, important to humanity from chemistry than from any other science.”
I did my BS and M.phil from institute of chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore. In Mphil my research work was the synthesisand enzyme inhibitoryactivity of Cu cheltaes. Currently, I am persuing my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Saeed. My PhD research is to explore the potential of nitrogen based ioninc liquids for lignin vaporizationand its tranformation into funtional matrials. I have been recently selected as Asst. Professor by the punjab pubic service commission. Apart from this, I love travelling, thinking and meditation.
My primary research interests lie in bioorganic synthesis and medicinal chemistry. I have always been fascinated by biochemical processes as they underline the basic mechanisms of life and, to me, seem the crux of this universe and all the life in it. Considering the immense utility of organic synthesis, I did a research project on ‘the synthesis and biological evaluation of Novel coumarins’ during my M.Phil from The University of Punjab in 2014. It was a tasking project, but also a very fruitful one which only further fueled my passion for research. Currently, I am working on ‘the discovery and development of anti-flaviviral drugs by targeting virus encoded NS2B/NS3 protease’ under the supervision of Dr.Muhammad Saeed at LUMS. We design small molecule inhibitors (belonging to the class of Benzothiazinones and Benzoisothiazoles), study their computational modeling and binding interactions with protein NS2B/NS3, synthesize them and test them by the in-house developed invivo protease assay.