Dr. Arsalan Ahmed Ansari
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Nanoparticles, Nanomedicine, Bioimaging, Drug Delivery, Phototherapy, Bionanofabrication, Alternative therapy, Bioadhesives
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (891)

Dr. Arsalan was involved in drug delivery to cancer cells during his PhD. He, specifically, focused his research on the surface engineering of polymeric nanoparticles to induce certain characteristics in these drug delivery systems e.g. stealthy, targeting and stimuli responsiveness. Moreover, he also worked on bio-imaging, and fabricated nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging of cancer.


Journal Papers:
1. Faria Shakeel, Muhammad Waseem Fazal, Anam Zulfiqar, Farhan Zafar, Naeem Akhtar, Arsalan Ahmed, Hafiz Badaruddin Ahmad, Safeer Ahmed, Asad Syed, Ali H. Bahkali, Muhammad Abdullah and Zahid Shafiq (2022), "Melamine-derived N-rich C-entrapped Au nanoparticles for sensitive and selective monitoring of dopamine in blood samples", RSC Advances, pp: 26390-26399, Vol: 12, DOI: doi.org/10.1039/d2ra02754b   
2. Dayum Iqbal, Amjad Hassan, Arsalan Ahmed Ansari, Nawshad Muhammad, Adnan Khan, Saira Khalid and Faiza Sharif (2022), "Sustainable silver nanoparticles as the vector for green therapeutics in oncology", Applied Nanoscience, DOI: doi.org/10.1007/s13204-022-02344-6   
3. Muhammad Usman Munir, Sajal Salman, Arsalan Ahmed, Waqar Iqbal, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Naveed Ahmad, Muhammad Ikram Ullah, Muhammad Masood Ahmad, Tilal Elsaman, and Muhammad Ali Tahir (2021), "Covid-19: Diagnosis, summary of essays and evolving approaches", Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, pp: 1799-1806, Vol: 34, Issue: 5, DOI: doi.org/10.36721/PJPS.2021.34.5.REG.1799-1806.1   
4. Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Maryam Yousaf, Muhammad Saleem, Hamad Khalid, Kamal Niaz, Mustansara Yaqub, Muhammad Yasir Waqas, Arsalan Ahmed, Muhammad Abaid-Ullah, Jinyin Chen, Chuying Chen, Kannan R. R. Rengasamy, and Chunpeng (Craig) Wan (2021), "Development of Iron Sequester Antioxidant Quercetin@ZnO Nanoparticles with Photoprotective Effects on UVA-Irradiated HaCaT Cells", Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Vol: 2021, DOI: doi.org/10.1155/2021/6072631   
5. Muhammad Usman Munir, Arsalan Ahmed, Muhammad Usman, Sajal Salman (2020), "Recent Advances in Nanotechnology-Aided Materials in Combating Microbial Resistance and Functioning as Antibiotics Substitutes", International Journal of Nanomedicine, pp: 7329-7358, Vol: 15, Impact Factor: 5.93   
6. Arsalan Ahmed, Shumaila Sarwar, Yong Hu, Muhammad Usman Munir, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Fakhera Ikram, Anila Asif, Saeed Ur Rahman, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry and Ihtasham Ur Rehman (2020), "Surface-modified polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery to cancer cells", Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, pp: 1-24, Vol: 18, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 5.79    (External URL)
7. Anam Shahzadi, Fakhera Ikram, Riaz ul Haq Subhani, Arsalan Ahmed, Anila Asif, Nighat Fatima, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Yong Hu (2019), "Acid susceptible polymeric stealthy nanoparticles for improved anticancer drug delivery", International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, Impact Factor: 2.263   
8. Muhammad Usman Munir, Ayesha Ihsan, Ibrahim Javed, Tayyab Ansari, Sadia Z. Bajwa, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Arsalan Ahmed, M. Zubair Malik and Waheed S. Khan (2019), "Controllably Biodegradable Hydroxyapatite Nanostructures for Cefazolin Delivery against Antibacterial Resistance", ACS Omega, pp: 7524-7532, Vol: 4, Impact Factor: 2.584   
9. Wei Jiang, Chao Zhang, Arsalan Ahmed, Yunlei Zhao, Yu Deng, Yin Ding, Jianfeng Cai and Yong Hu (2019), "H2O2-Sensitive Upconversion Nanocluster Bomb for Tri-Mode Imaging-Guided Photodynamic Therapy in Deep Tumor Tissue", Advanced Healthcare Materials, Impact Factor: 6.270   
10. Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Junwei He, Arsalan Ahmed, Youxin Yang, Mingxi Li and Chunpeng Wan (2018), "Chemical Components and Biological Activities of the Genus Phyllanthus: A Review of the Recent Literature", Molecules, pp: 2567, Vol: 23, Impact Factor: 3.06   
11. Peipei Xu, Huaqin Zuo, Bing Chen, Ruju Wang, Arsalan Ahmed, Yong Hu, and Jian Ouyang (2017), "Doxorubicin-loaded platelets as a smart drug delivery system: An improved therapy for lymphoma", Scientific Reports, Vol: 7, Standard: 2045-2322 (online), Impact Factor: 5.228    (External URL)
12. Arsalan Ahmed, Chao Zhang, Jian Guo, Yong Hu, Xiqun Jiang (2015), "Fabrication and characterization of Gd-DTPA loaded Chitosan-Poly(acrylic acid) nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging", Macromolecular Bioscience, pp: 1105-1114, Vol: 15, Issue: 8, Standard: 1616-5187 (print) 1616-5195 (online), Impact Factor: 3.680    (External URL)
13. Arsalan Ahmed, Sen Liu, Yutong Pan, Shanmei Yuan, Jian He, Yong Hu (2014), "Multicomponent polymeric nanoparticles enhancing the intracellular drug release in cancer cells", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, pp: 21316-21324, Vol: 6, Issue: 23, Standard: 1944-8244 (Print) 1944-8252 (Web), Impact Factor: 7.145    (External URL)
14. Arsalan Ahmed, Hongliang yu, Dingwang Han, Jingwei Rao, Yin Ding, Yong Hu (2014), "Spatiotemporally programmable surface engineered nanoparticles for effective anticancer drug delivery", Macromolecular Bioscience, pp: 1652-1662, Vol: 14, Issue: 11, Standard: 1616-5187 (print) 1616-5195 (online), Impact Factor: 3.680    (External URL)
15. Arsalan Ahmed, Huanhuan Wang, Hongliang Yu, ZhengYang Zhou, Yin Ding, Yong Hu (2014), "Surface engineered cyclodextrin embedded polymeric nanoparticles through host-guest interaction used for drug delivery", Chemical Engineering Science, pp: 121-128, Vol: 125, Standard: 0009-2509, Impact Factor: 2.750    (External URL)


PhD (Materials Science)
Nanjing University, China
2011 to 2015
M.S (Materials & Surface Engineering)
National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan
2008 to 2010
B.S (Chemistry)
University of Sindh, Pakistan
2003 to 2006

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