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Ahmad Ud Din

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Dr. Ahmad Ud Din completed his PhD in 2019. He joined Dr. Andrew Neilson at PHHI where he conducts advanced independent and/or directed research with a focus on the interaction between plant-derived phytochemicals, the human microbiome, and nutrition/health and evaluation of dietary phytochemicals and microbial metabolites in animal models.

His research interests include interplay between gut microbiome dysbiosis and interventions through prebiotics, probiotic and how they relate to different diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (diabetes, obesity, atherosclerosis) and colon cancer using various mouse models. His publications can be found in journals including the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, Genes & Disease, Cell Death Discovery, etc. Dr. Din is open to share ideas and work in collaboration. He has wide knowledge in multidisciplinary research area and connecting that to gut microbiome.

Research keywords: Fermentation, Probiotics, Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, Gut Microbiome, CVD, Diabetes, Colitis, Atherosclerosis, miRNA, Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial Metabolites. (TMA, TMAO, Colibactin, SCFA, Imidazole Propionate, AHL; AhR/IL-22).

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PhD Microbiology Chongqing University, China 2019

M.Phil. Microbiology Hazara University, KP Pakistan 2015

M.S. Biology Gomal University, D I Khan Pakistan 2011

B.S. Biological Science UST Bannu KP Pakistan 2009


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  • 2015-2019: Recipient of Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD Program
  • Received Laptop and Accessories from Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Scholarships for less developed areas