Dr. Danish Ahmed
Dr. Danish Ahmed
Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Science
B.SC.; B.Pharm; M.Pharm; GATE, Ph.D
Area of Specialization
Phone No
danish.ahmed@shiats.edu.in, danish.ahmed@shiats.edu.in

Educational Details
Ph.DSHIATS-DU, Allahabad2015
M. PharmaJamia Hamdard, New delhi2008
B. PharmaJamia Hamdard, New Delhi2006
B.ScCCS University, Meerut2000

Professional Summary

Dr. Danish Ahmed has completed his B. Pharm and M. Pharm (Pharmacology) from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He earned his PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHIATS)-Deemed University, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) (formerly Allahabad Agriculture Institute) in 2015. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in SHIATS-Deemed University in year 2008 and joined the duties in February 2009 and at present is serving the SHIATS-Deemed University in the same capacity.

He has published more than 20 research publication in various journals of repute with high impact factor (Thomson Reuters). He has guided more than 30 UG students and presently supervising one doctoral student. Dr. Danish Ahmed is presently working on the isolation and identification of novel natural molecules from rare indigenous medicinal plants and to explore their mechanism of action on type-1 and type-2 diabetes mellitus. He was awarded several times from Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for the travel research grant. He was awarded as full grantee from International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to attend the World Diabetes Congress (WDC) at Canada in December 2015. Dr. Danish Ahmed was also awarded by British Pharmacological Society (BPS)  for BPS Bain Memorial Bursary Fund in November 2015. BPS has again awarded Dr. Danish Ahmed in 2016 to travel to Istanbul (Turkey) in order to attend the EPHAR conference. Dr. Danish Ahmed has been awarded with one minor project from SHIATS-Deemed University in 2014.

Apart from regular academic work, Dr. Danish Ahmed has additional responsibilities such as Examination Supervisor of Faculty of Health Sciences, Library In-charge of Faculty of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) inspection management team incharge.  


Dr. Danish Ahmed has teaching experience of 8 years with specialization of Pharmacology. He is teaching Pharmacology and Anatomy & Physiology to B. Pharm and PhD Students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences. His research work includes development of new experimental models of diabetes and isolation, identification of novel natural compounds from indigenous medicinal plants. He has expertise in molecular docking studies in order to explore the plausible mechanism of action of the isolated compounds.


Some important Research Publications of Dr. Danish Ahmed

  1. Anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant and anti-hyperlipidemic activities of Melastoma malabathricum Linn. leaves in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, F Anwar, M. Mujeeb, V Kumar, D Ahmed, P S Gupta, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 13, 222 (2013).

  2. Antidiabetic, renal/hepatic/pancreas/cardiac protective and antioxidant potential of methanol/dichloromethane extract of Albizzia Lebbeck Benth. stem bark (ALEx) on streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, D Ahmed, V Kumar, A Verma, PS Gupta, H Kumar, V Dhingra, V Mishra, BMC complementary and alternative medicine 14 (1), 1.

  3. Umbelliferone β-D-galactopyranoside from Aegle marmelos (L.) corr. an ethnomedicinal plant with antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidative activity, V Kumar, D Ahmed, A Verma, F Anwar, M Ali, M Mujeeb, BMC complementary and alternative medicine 13 (1), 1

  4. Improved glycemic control, pancreas protective and hepatoprotective effect by traditional poly-herbal formulation "Qurs Tabasheer" in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, D Ahmed, M Sharma, A Mukerjee, PW Ramteke, Vikas Kumar, BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine 13 (10).

  5. Enhanced glycemic control, pancreas protective, antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects by umbelliferon-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(2 I→ 1 II)-α-D-glucopyranoside in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, V Kumar, D Ahmed, F Anwar, M Ali, M Mujeeb, SpringerPlus 2 (1), 1.

  6. Paederia foetida Linn. leaf extract: an antihyperlipidemic, antihyperglycaemic and antioxidant activity, V Kumar, F Anwar, D Ahmed, A Verma, A Ahmed, ZA Damanhouri, BMC complementary and alternative medicine 14 (1), 1.

  7. Fostered antiarthritic upshot of moringa oleifera lam. stem bark extract in diversely induced arthritis in wistar rats with plausible mechanism, V Kumar, A Verma, D Ahmed, NK Sachan, F Anwar, M Mujeeb, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 4 (10), 3894.

  8. Target guided isolation, in-vitro antidiabetic, antioxidant activity and molecular docking studies of some flavonoids from Albizzia Lebbeck Benth. bark, D Ahmed, V Kumar, M Sharma, A Verma, BMC complementary and alternative medicine 14 (1).

  9. Cyclin-dependent kinase 5/p35/p39: a novel and imminent therapeutic target for diabetes mellitus, D Ahmed, M Sharma, International journal of endocrinology 2011.

  10. The effects of triple vs. dual and monotherapy with rosiglitazone, glimepiride, and atorvastatin on lipid profile and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus rats, D Ahmed, M Sharma, KK Pillai, Fundamental & clinical pharmacology 26 (5), 621-631.

  11. Antidiabetic, antioxidant, antihyperlipidemic effect of extract of Euryale ferox salisb. with enhanced histopathology of pancreas, liver and kidney in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, D Ahmed, V Kumar, A Verma, GS Shukla, M Sharma, SpringerPlus 4 (1), 1.

  12. Paederia foetida Linn. inhibits adjuvant induced arthritis by suppression of PGE 2 and COX-2 expression via nuclear factor-κB, V Kumar, FA Al-Abbasi, D Ahmed, A Verma, M Mujeeb, F Anwar, Food & function 6 (5), 1652-1666.

  13. Antidiabetic, Anti-hyperlipidemic & Hepatoprotective effect of a Polyherbal Unani formulation “Qurs Tabasheer” in STZ-diabetic wistar rats, D Ahmed, M Sharma, A Mukerjee, PW Ramteke, V Kumar, Complemen Altern Med 13 (10).

  14. 2β-hydroxybetulinic acid 3β-caprylate: an active principle from Euryale Ferox Salisb. seeds with antidiabetic, antioxidant, pancreas & hepatoprotective potential in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, D Ahmed, M Sharma, V Kumar, HK Bajaj, A Verma, Journal of food science and technology 52 (9), 5427-5441.

  15. An emerging protagonist: Sodium Glucose Co-transporters (SGLTs) as a burgeoning target for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, D Ahmed, M Sharma, V Kumar, YP Subhashchandra, Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism 2014.

  16. Tegaserod-5 HT4 receptor agonist, has been discoverd to treat "irritable bowel syndrome", (spastic constipation), D Ahmed, Medicinal Chemistry Research 15, 129-130.


International Conferences attended by Dr. Danish Ahmed

  1. 5th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes,  Barcelona, Spain in 2012
  2. 15th International Congress of Endocrinology,  Florence, Italy in 2012
  3. 7th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications,Madrid, Spain in 2012
  4. World Diabetes Congress, International Diabetes Federation, Canada in 2015.
  5. 7th European Congress of Pharmacology (EPHAR), Istanbul, Turkey in 2016

National Conferences attended by Dr. Danish Ahmed

  1. Current Trends in Drug Discovery and research, CDRI, Lucknow in 2007
  2. Data Safety Monitoring Board,,  AIIMS, New Delhi in 2007
  3. INDO-US SYMPOSIUM, on “Noval Therapeutic Approaches for The Treatment of Neurological Disorders,  AIIMS, New Delhi, in 2007
  4. Recent Advances In Cardiovascular Sciences, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, New Delhi in 2008
  5. Antimicrobial Resistance-Emerging Threat to Reality, SHIATS, Allahabad in 2009
  6. Indian Science Congress-2010, University of Kerala, Trivendrum, Kerala in 2010

Teaching Experience

Dr. Danish Ahmed has a good experience in teaching pharmacology and anatomy and physiology to UG and PhD students of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Technological advances in teaching are being used continously by Dr. Danish Ahmed such as power point presentations and animation techniques.