Dr. M. Hassan Siddiqi

Designation(s):  Assistant Professor
Education:  PhD
Department(s):  Zoology
Email:  mhassan.siddiqi@gcwus.edu.pk
Contact:  03334538510

Career Brief:

Dr. Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi is currently working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Zoology, GC Women University, Sialkot. He has been serving the University as Focal Person for LMS, member admission committee and member of the University plantation committee. Academically, he has earned Doctoral Degree (2015) in Zoology (with area of specialization in Molecular Biology) MPhil (2009) in Molecular Biology from National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), and MSc in Zoology (2006) from Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Overall, He has over 10 years Research and Teaching Experience. He started his career in University of the Punjab, Lahore as part-time teacher in 2009. From 2010 to 2012 he worked as research scholar at Department of Zoology, (PU). From 2012 to 2015, he served as lecturer and taught Cell and Molecular biology and Molecular genetics to BS (Hons) and MSc students at the same department. From September 2015 to March 2017, he has worked as Assistant Professor and taught MPhil and PhD students at Centre for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB). He has also served as Assistant Superintendent at Boys Hostel 7 in University of the Punjab from 2010 to 2017.

Dr. Muhammad Hassan is HEC approved Supervisor since 2016. He has genetically characterized the Kalashi and Makrani population of Pakistan. He has 12 publications and having impact factor above 19 on his credit. His research interests include uniparental genetic heritage and Molecular expression studies. He has supervised 6 MPhil research students and presently, he is supervising 4 MPhil research students who are working on molecular expression studies in diabetic cardiac/nephropathic patients from Punjab. Dr. Muhammad Hassan has been appointed as external examiner for BSc and MSc exams.  He has also participated actively in many national and international conferences. He has visited Singapore and Bangkok for Annual Scientific Meetings organized by The American Society of Hematology in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Journal Publication


  • Development of 19-plex YSTR system and polymorphism studies in Pakistani population.

Fraz Malik, Mahmood A Kayani, Muhammad Ansar, Obaid-ullah, Muhammad Shafeeq, Shahid Chohan, Yassir Abbas, Saqib Shahzad, Ali Raza, Rahat Rehman, Qurat-ul-ain, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Allah-Rakha, Zia ur Rehman, Zahoor Ahmad.

Academic journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University, 20(4):267-273.                               [IF: 1.271]


  • Forensic and genetic characterization of mtDNA from Pathans of Pakistan.

Allah Rakha, Kyoung-Jin Shin, Jung Ah Yoon, Na Young Kim, Muhammad Hassan Siddique, In Seok Yang, Woo Ick Yang, Hwan Young Lee

International Journal of Legal Medicine, 125:841-848.                                             [IF 2.862]


  • Anti-apoptotic effect of HCV Core gene of Genotype 3a in Huh-7 cell line.

Shah Jahan, Saba Khaliq, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Bushra Ijaz, Waqar Ahmad, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sajida Hassan.

Virology Journal, 8(1):522-527.                                                                                [IF: 2.362]

  • HCV entry receptor as potential targets for siRNA based inhibition of HCV.

Shah Jahan, Bailla Samreen Saba Khaliq, Bushra Ijaz, Mahwish Khan, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Waqar Ahmad, Sajida Hassan.

Genetic Vaccines and Therapy, 9(15): 1-10.                                                              [IF: 1.26]


  • Genetic characterization of the Makrani people of Pakistan from mitochondrial DNA control region data.

Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Tanveer Akhtar, Allah Rakha, Ghazanfar Abbas, Akram Ali, Naeem Haider, Azam Ali, Sikandar   Hayat, Syeda   Masooma, Jamil  Ahmad, Muhammad A Tariq, Fazle Majid  Khan.

Legal Medicine, 17: 134–139.                                                                                    [IF: 1.442]

  • High Frequency and Poor Prognosis of Late Childhood BCR-ABL-Positive and MLL-AF4-Positive ALL Define the Need for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics and Improved Therapeutic Strategies in Pediatric B-ALL in Pakistan.

Zafar Iqbal, Tanveer Akhtar, Tashfin Awan, Noreen Sabir, Mahmood Rasool, Muhammad Absar, Afia M Akram, Aamer Aleem, Masood A Shammas, Ijaz H Shah, Muhammad Khalid, Abid Taj, Abid Jameel, Abdullah Alanazi, Ammara Tariq Gill, Tayybah Shaheen, Jamil Amjad Hashmi; Akhtar Hussain; Muhammad Farooq Sabar; Ahmad M Khalid; Mehmood Hussain Qazi, Sajjad Karim, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Amir Mahmood, Mudassar Iqbal.

Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy, 19(5):277-287.                                                      [IF: 2.602]

  • Mitochondrial DNA Control Region Sequences Study in Saraiki Population from Pakistan.

Sikandar Hayat, Tanveer Akhtar, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Allah Rakha, Naeem Haider, Muhammad Tayyab, Ghazanfar Abbas, Azam Ali, Syed Yassir Abbas Bokhari, Muhammad Akram Tariq Fazle Majid Khan.

Legal Medicine, 17: 140–144.                                                                                    [IF: 1.442]


  • Role of MicroRNA in Endometrial Carcinoma.

Zeeshan Javed, Mukhtar Ullah, Hafiz Ahsan Ashfaq, Afzaal Hussain Shah, Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Bilal, Aleena Sumrin, Hamid Bashir, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, and Haleema Sadia.

Advancements in Life Sciences, 4 (1): 08-13.           [HEC recognized “Y” Category]

  • Human mitochondrial DNA characterization and its applications.

Sikandar Hayat, Tanveer Akhtar and Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi.

European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 3(11): 206-214.            [IF: 4.987]


  • Forensic Applications of Y chromosomal properties.

Khushbakht Khan, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Maryum Abbas, Maha Almas and Muhammad Idrees.

Legal Medicine, 26: 86-91.                                                                                                              [IF: 1.442]

  • Haematological evaluation of sodium fluoride toxicity in Oryctolagus cuniculus.

Maryam Abbas, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Khushbukhat Khan, Kanwal Zahra and Arif-un-Nisa Naqvi.

Toxicology Reports, 4: 450–454.                                       [HEC recognized “X” Category]


  • Mitochondrial DNA control region variants analysis in Balti population of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

Khushbukhat Khan, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Shakoor Ali, Arif-un-Nisa Naqvi, Shujaat Ali, Muhammad Farooq Sabar.

Meta Gene, DOI:10.1016/j.mgene.2019.100630

  • Current pool of ultimate collection of mitochondrial DNA from remnants of Kalash.

Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Allah Rakha, Khushbukhat Khan and Tanveer Akhtar.

Legal Medicine,                                                                                              [Submitted]

  • NLRC5- Dependent Activation of Inflammosome in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.

Maha Almas, Khushbukhat Khan, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi, Zafar Saleem

Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology                                                     [Submitted]