Faculty & Staff
Dr. Ghazala Kaukab
Professor / Director (HEC Approved Supervisor)
Ph.D
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Address : University Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (UIBB) , PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi Shamsabad, Murree Road Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 22 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Total Publications : 73
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Bibi Farah, Ullah Asmat, Bourinaris Thomas, Efthymiou Stephanie, Kriouile Yamna, Sultan Tipu, Haider Shahzad, Salpietro Vincenzo, Houlden Henry, Raja Ghazala. (2021). Tay - Sachs disease: two novel rare HEXA mutations from Pakistan and Morocco. Klinische Padiatrie. Online ahead of print

    2. Madiha Khalid, Hashim Raza, Terri M. Driessen, Paul J. Lee, Leon Tejwani, Abdul Sami, Muhammad Nawaz, Shahid Mehmood Baig, Janghoo Lim, Ghazala Kaukab Raja. (2020). Genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder among Pakistani population. Genes. 11(10):1206

    3. Asad Mehmood Raja, Ester Ciociola, Imran Nazir Ahmad, Faisal Saud Dar, Syed Muhammad Saqlan Naqvi, Muhammad Moaeen -ud-Din, Ghazala Kaukab Raja, Stefano Romeo *, Rosellina Margherita Mancina (2020). Genetic susceptibility to chronic liver disease in individuals from Pakistan. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(10): 3558

    4. Farah Bibi, Stephanie Efthymiou, Thomas Bourinaris, Ambreen Tariq;,Faisal Zafar, Nuzhat Rana, Vincenzo Salpietro Damiano, Sadia Saeed, Nasir M Minhas, Ghazala Kaukab Raja. (2020). Rare novel CYP2U1 and ZFYVE26 variants identified in two Pakistani families with spastic paraplegia. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 411(2020):116669

    5. M. Abdullah, Said Yordi, J. van de Vegte, Muhammad Mobeen Zafar, M. Yldau van der Ende, Ghazala Kaukab Raja, N. Verweij, Pim van der Harst (2019). Contributions of Interactions between Lifestyle and Genetics on Coronary Artery Disease Risk. Current Cardiology Reports. 21(89): 2-8

    6. Madiha Khalid, Terri Driessen, Jong Seo Lee, Leon Tejwani, Asad Rasool, Muhammad Saqlain, Pakeeza Arzoo, Muhammad Hanif, Andrew Dewan, Ghazala Kaukab Raja, Janghoo Lim (2018). Association of CACNA1C with bipolar disorder among the Pakistani population. Gene. 664: 119-126

    7. Marie Pigeyre, Muhammad Saqlain, Michelle Turcotte, Ghazala K. Raja, David Meyre (2018). Obesity genetics: Insights from the Pakistani population. Obesity Reviews. 19(3):364-380

    8. Philip E Stuart, Trilokraj Tejasvi, Pakeeza A Shaiq, Preya Kullavanijaya, Raheel Qamar, Ghazala K Raja, Yanming Li, John J Voorhees, Goncalo R Abecasis, James T Elder and Rajan P Nair (2015) A Single SNP Surrogate for Genotyping HLA-C*06:02 in Diverse Populations. J Invest Dermatol. 135(4):1177-80

    9. Ghazala K. Raja, Mark A. Sarzynski, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, William D. Johnson, Yourka Tchoukalova, Steven R. Smith, Claude Bouchard. (2014) Commonality versus specificity among adiposity traits in normal-weight adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 38(5):719-23. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.153. Epub 2013 Aug 16.

    10. P.A. Shaiq, P.E. Stuart, A. Latif, C. Schmotzer, A.H. Kazmi, M.S. Khan, M. Azam, T. Tejasvi, J.J. Voorhees, G.K. Raja, J.T. Elder, R. Qamar, R.P. Nair. (2013) Genetic Associations of Psoriasis in a Pakistani Population. British J. Dermatol . 169(2):406-11. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12313.

    University Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    Professor / Director
    Phone #: +92-51-9062740