Dr. Sohail Raza

Assistant Professor / Institutional Bio-safety Officer
DVM (UAF), M.Phil Microbiology (UVAS), PhD Molecular Microbiology (HZAU, China)
Tel:+92-3006524483
Email: sohail.raza@uvas.edu.pk

HEC Approved Supervisor

Biography

Dr. Sohail Raza (HEC approved supervisor), is an Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, UVAS Lahore. He is also serving as Institutional Bio-safety Officer of the university. He completed his PhD in 2016 with distinction. During PhD, he worked on the construction of gene deleted marker vaccine against Bovine Herpesvirus 1 and mechanism involve in the viral maturation and egress. Due to his contribution in this area, he has been awarded “Distinguished Research Scholar Award, Excellent Research Contribution Award and Outstanding Research Thesis Award” from government of China. He has published 07 papers in impact factor International Journals. His research focuses on the development of recombinant vaccines using trans-disciplinary approaches against prevalent diseases in Pakistan.  

Research Interest:

  • Investigate the role of viral and cellular proteins in virus infection through molecular approaches.
  • Construction and evaluation of recombinant Vaccines against prevalent diseases in Pakistan.

Publications

 

  1. Raza S, Alvisi G, Shahin F, Husain U, Rabbani M, Yaqub T, Anjum AA, Sheikh AA, Nawaz M and Ali MA. Role of Rab GTPases in HSV-1 infection: Molecular understanding of viral maturation and egress. Microb Pathog. 2018; 118:146-153. (Impact Factor = 2.009)
  2. Rasheed MA, Ansari AR, Ihsan A, Navid MT, Ur-Rehman S and Raza S. Prediction of conserved sites and domains in glycoproteins B, C and D of herpes viruses. Microb Pathog. 2018; 116:91-99. (Impact Factor = 2.009)
  3. Shahin F, Raza S, Yang K, Hu C, Chen Y, Chen H and Guo A. Bovine herpesvirus 1 tegument protein UL21 plays critical roles in viral secondary envelopment and cell-to-cell spreading. Oncotarget. 2017; 8(55):94462-94480. (Impact Factor = 5.168)
  4. Rais Ahmed KM, Masood Rabbani, Muhammad Sarwar khan, Asad Ali, Saira Naureen, Faria and kanwal, Sohail Raza, Amjad Islam Aqib, Haleema Sadia and Yung-Fu-Chang. Phylogenetic Analysis of Soil Borne Brucella Species by Targeting Insertion Sequence 711 Element in Punjab-Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE & BIOLOGY. 2017. (Impact Factor = 0.758)
  5. Raza S, Deng M, Shahin F, Yang K, Hu C, Chen Y, Chen H and Guo A. A bovine herpesvirus 1 pUL51 deletion mutant shows impaired viral growth in vitro and reduced virulence in rabbits. Oncotarget. 2016. (Impact Factor = 6.359)
  6. Deng M, Ji S, Fei W, Raza S, He C, Chen Y, Chen H and Guo A. Prevalence study and genetic typing of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) in four bovine species in China. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0121718. (Impact Factor = 3.534)
  7. Sohail RAZA,Masood Rabbani, Nasim AHMAD, Ali Ahmad SHEIKH, Khushi MUHAMMAD, Fareeha AKHTAR and Habib Ur REHMAN. Uterine Microbial Flora of Nili-Ravi Buffalo during Estrus and its Relationship with Pregnancy Rate in Pakistan. Buffalo Bulletin. 2013; 32(2):564-567. (Impact Factor = 0.06)
  8. Raza, S., et al., In silico analysis of four structural proteins of aphthovirus serotypes revealed significant B and T cell epitopes. Microb Pathog, 2019. 128: p. 254-262. (Impact Factor=2.33)

 

 

 

Local Trainings, Workshops Attended:

Name of Institution

Training Title

Duration

Pakistan Biological Safety Association, Pakistan

Wet Workshop

5 Days

Pakistan Biological Safety Association, Pakistan

 

Master Trainer Workshop

5 Days

UVAS, Lahore

Propagation of Newcastle Disease Virus in Chicken & characterization of its   immunogens using SDS-PAGE

5 Days

UVAS, Lahore

Production and evaluation of cell cultured base FMD and HS Vaccine

5 Days

UVAS, Lahore

Biomass production of Pasturella multocida for vaccine preparation

5 Days

UVAS, Lahore

Modern Techniques in Angiogenesis and Toxicology

3 Days

UVAS, Lahore

Isolation and molecular chracterization of shiga toxin producing E.Coli 0157

4 Days

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  1. Pakistan Biological Safety Association (Lifetime Member)
  2. Pakistan Veterinary and Medical Council (PVMC) (Lifetime Member)
  3. Member, Board of Studies, Department of Microbiology, UVAS, Lahore
  4. American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  5. International society for infectious diseases
  6. World Society for Virology
  7. International Veterinary Vaccine Network

Project:

  1. Construction of Glycoprotein E deleted Bovine Herpes Virus 1 using Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) Recombineering (0.5 Million HEC)