Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Saeed

Associate Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Saeed received his M.Sc. in chemistry from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan with distinction (Punjab University topper with Gold Medal) in 1996. Before his Ph.D. research, he served at Research Assistant/Research Officer at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi. During this time he was awarded DAAD fellowship to conduct PhD research at the University of Tübingen, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. h.c.(mult.) Wolfgang Voelter.

 

In 1998, Dr. Saeed started his PhD research on the total synthesis of a,b-unsaturated d-lactone-containing natural products by using carbohydrate as chiral templates. In 2000, he was selected by the DAAD to represent its students in the 50th Annual Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau, Germany. By 2001, he was able to synthesize several natural products and their unnatural analogs, which earned him a PhD degree from the University of Tübingen in the span of less than three years.

 

From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Saeed conducted post-doctorate research in the area of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer biology, by investigating the metabolism of estrogens, formation of genotoxic metabolites and their reactions with DNA to induce cancer-specific mutations, and the initiation of cancer. In 2009, he joined Department of Chemistry of the University of Iowa as Research Scholar and visiting assistant professor. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in reputed international journals, such as Journal of Biological Chemistry,International Journal of Cancer, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Chemical Research in Toxicology, and Tetrahedron Letters. He has presented his research in several National and International meetings and conferences.

Since Aug 2014, Dr. Saeed is working at the Department of Chemistry/SBASSE LUMS as an associate professor.

 

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Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Molecular Spectroscopy 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Chemical Problems & Reports 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Advanced Organic Chemistry 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Advanced Organic Chemistry-I 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Molecular Spectroscopy 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Advanced Organic Chemistry 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Project 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Bio-organic Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Molecular Spectroscopy 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Chemical Problems & Reports 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Advanced Organic Chemistry 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Bio-organic Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Organic Spectroscopy 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Molecular Spectroscopy 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 1401