Prof. Dr. Muhammad Imran Rashid

DVM (UAF), M.Phil. (UVAS), M2 Pro. (France),
PhD (France)

HEC approved supervisor

Tel : +92 42 99213697, 

Courses taught in 2012-2013

Under-graduate courses

Course #

Course title



Veterinary Helminthology



Veterinary Protozoology



General Veterinary Parasitology



Diagnostic Parasitology

Post-graduate courses




PARA 1004

Diagnostic Techniques in Parasitology


PARA 1008

Immunology of Parasitic Infections


PARA 1014

Biotechnology for Parasitic Control


PARA 1015

Techniques in Molecular Parasitology


Dr. Muhammad Imran Rashid is currently working as Assistant Professor in the department of parasitology, University of Veterinary and animal sciences (UVAS), Lahore, Pakistan. He did DVM in 1997 from college of veterinary sciences, Lahore and M.Phil. Parasitology in 2005 from UVAS. He did Master 2 Professional (M2 Pro) in 2008 and Ph.D. degree in 2011 in the field of Parasitology from University of Tours (Université François Rabelais, Tours), France. He has a distinction of being stood third in the class of DVM. He has worked as Veterinary Officer (Health) from 1998 to 2004 in the department of Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab, Pakistan. During his tenure of service as Veterinary Officer, he provided extension services to the small dairy hold farmers in the districts of Chakwal, Khanewal and Kasur and provided consultancy services to the large dairy hold farmers in the district of Kasur. He joined UVAS in 2004 as Lecturer in the Department of Parasitology. He did International English Language Testing System (ILETS) with overall band score 6.5. After passing GRE examination, he was selected for M.Phil. leading to Ph.D overseas scholarship of HEC for France. He stayed in France from 2007 to 2011 for doing his M2 Professional and Ph.D degrees. He has worked on the Development and Evaluation of DNA and Recombinant protein based vaccine strategies against toxoplasmosis during his studies in France. He has learnt latest immunological, cloning and molecular biological techniques during his scientific work in the UMR Université - INRA ISP 1282 Immunologie Parasitaire et Vaccinologie, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université François Rabelais (UFR), Tours, France. During his stay in France, he has availed the opportunity to take courses of bioinformatics, informatics and statistics. He has actively participated in the sportive activities (tennis, squash, badminton, mountain climbing, archery, and swimming) of UFR, Tours. He has now communication skills in French language in addition to English and Urdu. He has re-joined his services in the Department of Parsitology, UVAS in December 2011. He is now actively involved in developing research activities to diagnose and control parasitic diseases in addition to academic activities.

He has won a Rs10.925 million grant from Grand Challenges Canada in its phase 4 in 2013, for the Development of toxoplasma multi-protein sub-unit vaccine and their experiment trials in mouse model administered intra-nasally with triad of antigens formulated in nanoparticles, funded by the Government of Canada and which is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health

Area of Interest:

Parasitic immunology and Vaccinology





  1. Rashid, M. I.; Akbar, H.; Al-Araby, M.A.; Ismael, A.B.; Shehzad, W.; Ashraf, K. and Hashmi, H. A. Comparative efficacy of different toltrazuril doses against coccidiosis in broiler chickens. Mansoura, Vet. Med. J. (173 - 184 ) Vol. XI, No. 2, 2009.
  1. Rashid, I.; Hedhli D, Moire N, Pierre J, Debierre-Grockiego F, Dimier-Poisson I, et al. Immunological responses induced by a DNA vaccine expressing RON4 and by immunogenic recombinant protein RON4 failed to protect mice against chronic toxoplasmosis. Vaccine 2011 Nov 8;29(48):8838-46.
  1. Rashid I., H. Akbar, W. Shehzad, K. Ashraf, N. Ahmad, M. Lateef, A. Maqbool, M. Oneeb, and K. Saeed. Prophylactic Efficacies of the Locally Prepared Eimeria tenella Vaccine in Broiler Chicken. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. (2012), Vol. 2: 47-51.




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