Faculty Dr. Kanwal Rehman


Dr. Kanwal Rehman

Dr. Kanwal Rehman

Associate Professor/ Chairperson
  • Pharmacy

  • kanwalrehman@wum.edu.pk

  • Doctorate


Dr. Kanwal Rehman is working as Associate Professor and Chairperson at Department of Pharmacy, The Women University Multan. Additionally, she has also looked after additional charges of Chairperson, Department of Public Health, Director QEC and Director ORIC, The Women University, Multan. She did her PhD in Pharmacology from Zhejiang University, China in 2015. In total, she has published 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals with cumulative IF 550 and about 7000+ citations with h-index 42. Besides this, she has also published 6 books with international publishers (Springer-Nature and ELSEVIER) along with 55 book chapters that have been published in various books. She has also supervised PhD and MPhil students. She has also completed 04 HEC funded research grants. She has also won an international research project from the Deanship of scientific research, Jouf University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is also an awardee of Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council of Science and Technology and has been recognized among the top 2% of Productive scientists of Pakistan by PCST. Currently, she is also serving as the Associate Editor of 4 peer-reviewed journals. She has also organized several scientific seminars, symposiums and workshops. Research interest: Her current work includes evaluating natural biogenic compounds derived from food and commercially available plants as treatment strategies against different risk factors of metabolic disorders including pancreatitis, cardiometabolic disorders and hormonal imbalance. The main research interest focuses epidemiology, pathogenesis of metabolic disorders and identification of their risk factors including environmental pollutants and endocrine disruptors investigating their association with gene SNP.

Academic Background
  • PhD Pharmacology


    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

    - 2015

  • M.Phil. Pharmacology


    University of The Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

    - 2009

Honours and Awards
  • PROF. A.R. SHAKOORI GOLD MEDAL 2022. From Zoological Society of Pakistan


  • Research productivity award (Category D)” from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Pakistan


  • Travel grant after completion of PhD” from Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan after completion of PhD.


  • Partial Support for PhD study abroad” from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.


  • PhD scholarship” from China Scholarship Council (CSC).


  • Travel grant for PhD from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan to pursue PhD study abroad.


  • Best Poster Award from Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.


  • Project title: Association between arsenic exposure and diabetes mellitus in Faisalabad. PI Awarding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Project# 21-667/SRGP/R&D/HEC/2016. Status: Completed

    1 year

  • Project title: Beyond pancreas: Investigation of novel targets and treatment for nicotine-induced diabetes mellitus. PI Awarding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Project# 6429/Punjab/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2016. Status: Completed

    3 years

  • Project title: Bisphenol A–associated type 2 diabetes mellitus: Pathogenesis and prospects for treatment. Co-PI Awarding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Project# 5661/Punjab/RPU/R&D/ HEC/2016. Status: Completed

    3 years

  • Project title: Biochemical investigation of association of endocrine disrupting chemicals with insulin-stimulating and carbohydrate metabolizing hormones in diabetes mellitus and their treatment strategies using plant-based bioactive compounds. Co-PI Awarding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Project# 8365/Punjab/RPU/R&D/ HEC/2017. Status: Completed

    3 years

  • Project title: Evaluation of risk factors associated with the development of prediabetes. Co-PI Awarding Agency: Deanship of Scientific Research, Jouf University, Sakaka, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Project# DSRA2022-RG-0144. Status: Ongoing. International Project

    3 years

  • Biochemical association of prevalence of genetic polymorphism with myocardial infarction. Shahid M, REHMAN K, Akash MSH, Suhail S, Rasheed S, Imran M, Assiri MA. 2022; Accepted.

    BIOCELL. (IF 1.254). International

  • Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist: From synthesis to therapeutic applications. REHMAN K, Afzaal A, Akash MSH, Imran M, Assiri MA. Accepted.

    BIOCELL. 2022;. (IF 1.254). International

  • Comparative biochemical profiling of aluminium chloride and sodium azide induced neuroinflammation and cardiometabolic disturbance. Jabeen K, REHMAN K*, Awan FR, Aslam B, Qureshi AS. 2022; Corresponding Author)


  • Biochemical profiling of metabolomics in heavy metal-intoxicated impaired metabolism and its amelioration using plant-based bioactive compound. Yaqoob A, REHMAN K, Akash MSH, Alvi M, Shoaib SM. 2022; 9:1029729.


  • Department of Pharmacy, The Women University, Multan, Pakistan.
    Associate Professor

    May 09, 2022, to date

  • Department of Pharmacy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan.
    Associate Professor

    April 9, 2015, to May 06, 2022.

  • Department of Pharmacy, The University of Lahore, Pakistan

    Aug. 2008 to Jul. 2011